Artprize 2018 semi finalist

About Stephen Dupont

Stephen Dupont is an Australian artist 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 and the Olivier Rebbot Award for Photography from the Overseas Press Club of America; a Bayeux War Correspondent’s Prize; and first places in the Australian Walkleys, World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International. 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.

Education

Masters of Philosophy (MPHIL)

Exhibitions

Recent Notable Solo Exhibitions

- Piksa Niugini, Monash gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia, 2017.
- The White Sheet Series, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2016.
- Papua New Guinea Portraits, Museo Castilo de la Real Fuerza, Havana,
Cuba, 2014.
- Stephen Dupont: New Guinea Portraits & Diaries, The Peabody Museum
of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University, USA, 2013.
- Weapons Platoon: A Marine’s Life in Afghanistan, National Museum of the
Marine Corp, Qantico, VA, USA, 2012.
- Afghanistan, or The Perils of Freedom, The New York Public Library
Stokes Gallery, New York, USA, 2008.

Recent Notable Group Exhibitions

- Unwavering Vision #1: 3160 Images of Social Change from the ICP Collections.
International Center of Photography, New York, USA, 2017.
- Aftermath: The Fallout of War – America and the Middle East, Harn Museum of
Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, 2016.
- Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography, The New York Public Library,
New York, USA, 2014 – 15.
- Bookmarked, STILLS Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
- Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from the Alumni Collections, The
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2013.
- WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographs of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath,
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA, 2012.
- DIAMOND LEAVES: Artist Books from around the World, Central Academy of
Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China, 2012.
- Artists Books: Books by Artists (Axe Me Biggie), Boston Athenaeum, USA, 2011.
- RECOLLECTION: 30 Years of Photography at the New York Public
Library. NYPL, New York, USA, 2011.
- Focus: Photography and War 1945 – 2006. The Australian War
Memorial, Canberra, Australia, 2006.