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Stephen Dupont is an Australian documentary photographer and film-maker who has produced a remarkable body of visual work; hauntingly beautiful photographs of fragile cultures and marginalized peoples. He captures the human dignity of his subjects with great intimacy and often in some of the world’s most dangerous regions. His images have received international acclaim for their artistic integrity and valuable insight into the people, culture and communities that have existed for hundreds of years, yet are fast disappearing from our world.
Dupont’s work has earned him photography’s most prestigious prizes, including a Robert Capa Gold Medal citation from the Overseas Press Club of America; a Bayeux War Correspondent’s Prize; and first places in the World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, the Australian Walkleys, and Leica/CCP Documentary Award. In 2007 he was the recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography for his ongoing project on Afghanistan. In 2010 he received the Gardner Fellowship at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology.
His work has also featured in The New Yorker, Aperture, Newsweek, GQ, French and German GEO, Le Figaro, Liberation, The Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Stern, Time and Vanity Fair.
Dupont has held major exhibitions in London, Paris, New York, Sydney, Canberra, Tokyo, and Shanghai, and at Perpignan’s Visa Pour L’Image, China’s Ping Yao and Holland’s Noorderlicht festivals.
Dupont’s handmade photographic artist books and portfolios are in selected collections of the National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Australian War Memorial, The Library Of Congress in Washington DC, The New York Public Library, British Library, Harvard Fogg Museum, Berlin and Munich National Art Libraries, Stanford University, Yale University, Boston Athenaeum, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Joy of Giving Something Inc.
2012 * Solo exhibition at Qantico’s National Museum of the Marine Corps Weapons Platoon – A Marine’s Life in Afghanistan
2011 * One year photography project on Papua New Guinea for Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
2010 * Becomes a Gardner Photography Fellow at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University
* Afghanistan retrospective at Visa Pour L’Image Festival, France
* Afghanistan retrospective at the Australian Centre for Photography
2009 * Winner of the Olive Cotton Director’s Choice Award
* Winner of Australian TV LOGIE Award for Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report Afghanistan – A Survivor’s Tale
2008 * New York Public Library solo exhibition Afghanistan or The Perils of Freedom and publication of catalogue.
2007 * Recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography
2006 * International Rory Peck Awards Finalist for Cinematography
2005 * Robert Capa Gold Medal Citation
* Australian Centre for Photography Exhibition on Raskols
2003 * His book Fight / Lutte is published in France and Germany
1999 * His book Steam – India’s Last Steam Trains is published in Britain
* He co-founds the festival of Photojournalism called Reportage
1994 * Selected in the first World Press Photo Master Class, Holland
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