Collin at sunset, from the portfolio every breath we drew

Jess T. Dugan, American, born 1986


2020, printed 2022

Color photograph printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl paper


Image: 13 1/2 × 18 1/16 in. (34.3 × 45.8 cm)

Sheet: 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Miriam H. and S. Sidney Stoneman Acquisition Fund

© Jess T. Dugan



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and inscribed, on reverse, bottom edge, in black ink: COLLIN AT SUNSET, 2020 EDITION 3/20 JESS T. DUGAN Jess Dugan


Resting comfortably in a field lush with periwinkles, Collin looks out at the viewer with heavily lidded eyes. He appears relaxed, his hands behind his head, the blue of his T-shirt associating him with the bed of flowers. This portrait of Collin interrogates hypermasculine depictions of Black men—his languid posture and expression relate him to nature, fragility, and a sense of peace, allowing him the space to be unthreatened and unthreatening.

From the 2024 exhibition And I'm Feeling Good: Relaxation and Resistance, curated by Alisa Swindell, Associate Curator of Photography

Course History

SART 30/SART 75, Photography II/III, Virginia Beahan, Spring 2022

SART 29.01, Photography I, Virginia Beahan, Fall 2022

Exhibition History

And I'm Feeling Good: Relaxation and Resistance, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 20-April 13, 2024.


The artist, Jess T. Dugan, St. Louis, Missouri; sold to present collection, 2022.

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