Stephen Dupont was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1967. Over the past two decades, Dupont has produced a remarkable body of visual work; hauntingly beautiful photographs of fragile cultures and marginalized peoples. He skillfully 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 2005 Robert Capa Gold Medal citation and the 2015 Olivier Rebbot Award 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.
In 2017 his one man theatrical show “Don’t Look Away” world premiered at the Museum of Old & New Art (MONA) as part of Mona Mofo (MONA’s festival of Music and Art). Performances continued at Sydney’s Eternity Playhouse Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art MCA and at the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Dupont has twice been an official war artist for the Australian War Memorial for his photography, with commissions in The Solomon Islands (2013) and Afghanistan (2012).
Did you know that in 2019 Stephen also spoke at the biggest conference in the Southern Hemisphere, Aperture Australia. Stephen’s talk left the entire room speechless. Make sure you don’t miss out on hearing other great speakers at the Aperture Australia Conference get your tickets here and use the Fotoworkshops special offer FWS20 to receive a 20% discount. Buy tickets
Join Stephen on one of his upcoming tours
Join Stephen Dupont on this incredible photo tour in his favourite country, Afghanistan. You will be pleasantly surprised to discover a country steeped in rich culture, hospitality, and raw beauty. Accompanied by awe-inspiring landscapes that rival some of the best on the globe, sure to whet the appetite of any photographer.