Hand Made Limited Edition Books 

 

We Cut Heads

A small selection of page layouts from of the book.

 

Publication Date: 2016

Artwork type: Editioned book

Medium: photo

Dimensions: 23.0 cm W x 23.0 cm H x 4.7 cm D

Binding Type: concertina, paper case

Edition Size: 5

Price: USD $3,500.00

Contributors

Stephen Dupont (artist)

Origin
Australia

Description

This compilation of documentary photographs of hair cutters and barbershops brings together a wide range of images taken over almost three decades of Stephen Dupont’s career in photography.

Cover design: Nicola Scodellaro and Umberto Torricelli; book design: Sara Zampieri & Nicola Scodellaro.

Printed by Momento Pro with pigment inks on Japanese washi paper (kozo 110 gsm) made from mulberry fibre.

Collections

National Library of Australia (Ed. 2/5)

State Library of NSW (Ed. 4/5)

Boston Athenaeum (Ed. 3/5)

 

 

Drive By Hagen

Publication Date: 2016

Artwork type: Editioned book

Medium: photo

Dimensions: 12.5 in W x 8.5 in H x 1.5 in D

Binding Type: accordion, paper case

Edition Size: 5

Price: USD $4,000.00

Contributors

Stephen Dupont (artist)

Origin
Australia

Description
Pigment ink printed on japanese washi paper, Kozo 110 gsm, mullberry fibre.

Related Fairs

Editions / Artists Book Fair 2016 (EABF 2016)

Collections

National Library of Australia (Ed. A/P)

State Library of NSW (Ed. 3/5)

 

 

 

Tradestore

A small selection of page layouts from of the book.

 

Publication Date: 2015-16

Artwork type: Unique books (unique photo paper boxes)

Medium: digital print

Dimensions: 11.0 in W x 8.74 in H x 1.75 in D

Binding Type: accordion

Edition Size: 5

Price: USD $3000.00

Publisher: Stephen Dupont

Contributors

Stephen Dupont (artist)

Origin
Australia

Description
Pigment ink printed on Canson Arches Velin Museum Rag paper, 315 gsm.

Related Fairs

Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2016 (LAABF 2016)

Collections

National Library of Australia (Ed. 2/5)

State Library of NSW (Ed. 5/5)

Ringling College of Art and Design (Ed. A/P)

 

 

Locks, Chains & Engine Blocks

A small selection of page layouts from of the book.

Publication Date: 2014

Artwork type: Editioned book

Medium: digital print, photo

Dimensions: 6.375 in W x 8.875 in H x 2.0 in D

Binding Type: hand sewn

Edition Size: 15

Price: USD $4,000.00

Contributors

Stephen Dupont (artist)

Joseph Conrad (writer)

Origin
Australia

Description
Photographs shot in 1993, published in 2014.

Background: I used to think that nightmares were something of dreams, a burden of one’s subconscious. Angola in 1993 was like taking an express elevator to Hell. Civil war was raging and in between trips to the frontlines I spent time photographing a mental asylum in the capital Luanda. I wanted to explore the dark corridors of madness; the damage that war inflicts on the human psyche. A place so vile and horrific, I faced my own fears, disgust and intrigue in order to capture life inside Angola’s broken minds. Run by a part traditional healer and part leader of a Christian-based religious sect, Papa Kitoko was Angola’s answer to the Devil himself. Twenty years later I journey into my archive vault making a new edit and creation.

Collections

National Library of Australia (Ed. A/P)

State Library of NSW 

State Library of Victoria

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

 

Typhoon

 

 

Publication Date: 2014

Artwork type: Editioned book

Medium: digital print

Dimensions: 51.3 cm W x 43.0 cm H x 6.0 cm D

Binding Type: concertina

Edition Size: 5

Price: USD $12,000.00

Contributors

Stephen Dupont (artist)

Origin
Australia

Description

Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, killing over six thousand people when it devastated the Philippines on 8 November 2013. This artist’s book of black and white reportage photographs by the Australian photojournalist Stephen Dupont records the aftermath of the typhoon in the form of a horizontal concertina (intended to be viewed as a series of four panels). Many of the images are panoramas that depict scenes of near total destruction that Dupont (in reflective text from his journals) likens to the apocalyptic aftermath of a nuclear explosion. He arrived in Guiuan, in Eastern Samar, the point of Haiyan's first landfall, on 19 November and from 22-25 November moved on to Anibong in Tacloban City, Leyte Island, where three large tanker ships were swept inland, wiping out an entire neighbourhood. However amongst the scenes of human tragedy and devastation, from the opening image of a neatly handwritten wall chart proving an overview of the disaster in the emergency operations centre (in one of the few buildings left standing) to the final surreal image of a boy venturing out to sea beyond the debris in the foreground (using an upturned refrigerator as a canoe, and his thongs as paddles), there is a strong sense of survival, recovery and life getting back to normal.
 

Double sided horizontal concertina, 43 cm x 41 m, folded to 43 x 51.3 cm, in clamshell box. Front and back boards covered in heavy matte black paper, with box covered in the same material. Printed digitally with an Epson 4900 inkjet printer on 100% duo cotton rag paper. Title handwritten by the artist with a brush, then printed with glossy black foil stamping on front board, box lid and spine.

Collections

National Library of Australia (Ed. A/P)

Ginsberg Collections, South Africa (Ed. 2/5, donated to Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, S.A.)

 

Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars 1993 - 2012 (Steidl)

Text and book design by Stephen Dupont. Forward by Jacques Menasche.

Publisher and printer: Gerhard Steidl.

First edition 2015, 328 pages, 10.8 x 14.4 in. / 27.5 x 36.5 cm. 260 coplour and black-and-white photographs. Tritone and four-color process, hardcover. 

ISBN 978-3-86930-727-5

Details: Limited edition Steidl book individually numbered and signed. The print is digital on Hahnemuhle paper, each one is numbered and signed. The hand made clamshell case cloth is original imported Desert pattern MARPAT (short for MARine PATtern), a digital camouflage pattern designed for the United States Marine Corps.

Purchase: Click on my Book Shop.

Price: AUD$550.00 plus shipping.

About the book 

Generation AK, The Afghanistan Wars 1993 - 2012 is a retrospective selection of images of the country where Stephen Dupont has covered everything from civil war and the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, to the launch of "Operation Enduring Freedom" and the ongoing war on terrorism. Dupont completed much of his work on self-funded trips and as part of one of the last small independent photographic agencies, Contact Press Images, of which he has been a member since 1997. In 2008 Dupont survived a suicide bombing while travelling with an Afghan opium eradication team near Jalalabad.

Reviews

The Sydney Morning Herald

Capture Magazine

Suddeutsche Zeitung Magazin

Crave

 

Collections

National Library of Australia

State Library of NSW

State Library of Victoria

 

 

AFGHANISTAN 1993 - 2009 - The Box Set

 

Publication Date: 2012

Artwork type: Editioned book

Medium: digital print

Dimensions: 9.0 in W x 11.0 in H x 8.5 in D

Binding Type: hand sewn, custom box

Edition Size: 11

Price: USD 14000.00

Contributors

Stephen Dupont (artist)

Origin

Australia

Description

A box set edition of five books which includes Generation AK: The Afghanistan wars 1993 - 2009, Stoned In Kabul, Axe Me Biggie, Why Am I A Marine? and Diaries of Stephen Dupont. The books are all fully archival and printed with Epson pigment inks on Innova 225 gsm 100% cotton-rag paper, then coated with Hahnemuhle spray coating. Hand stitched section sewn binding with debossed greyboard front and back covers and black cloth spine. The slipcase cloth is Desert pattern MARPAT (short for MARine PATtern), a digital camouflage pattern designed for the United States Marine Corps.
Digital print. Custom box. 11" x 9." Edition of 11. 2012.

Related Fairs

New York Art Book Fair 2012 (NYABF 12)

Editions / Artists Book Fair 2013 (EABF 13)

New York Art Book Fair 2013 (NYABF 13)

Brooklyn Books Art Photos Design Expo

Related Educational Program

Art that Moves: Booklyn at Provisions Library, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, April 17, 2013

Collections

National Library of Australia

State Library of NSW

Australian Defence Force Academy Library

 

 

GENERATION AK: The Afghanistan Wars 1993 - 2009

 

Title: Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars 1993 - 2009

Publication Date: 2012

Artwork type: Editioned book

Medium: digital print, photo

Dimensions: 8.5 in W x 10.5 in H x 2 in D

Binding Type: hand sewn

Edition Size: 100

Price: USD $3,000.00

Publisher: A Bordertown Book

Contributors

Stephen Dupont (artist)

Origin
Australia

Description

Available as an individual book or in a box set edition of five books which include Stoned In Kabul, Axe Me Biggie, Why Am I A Marine? and The Afghanistan Diaries: 1993 - 2012. The fully archival book is 224 pages and printed with Epson pigment inks on Innova 225 gsm 100% cotton-rag paper, then coated with Hahnemuhle spray coating. Hand stitched section sewn binding with debossed greyboard front and back covers and black cloth spine.

Collections

National Library of Australia

 

 

STONED IN KABUL

 

Title: Stoned In Kabul

Publication Date: 2011

Artwork type: Editioned book

Medium: photo, digital print

Dimensions: 8.5 in W x 10.5 in H x 2.25 in D

Binding Type: cloth case, hand sewn

Edition Size: 100

Price: USD $2,8000.00

Publisher: A Bordertown Book

Contributors

Jacques Menasche (writer)

Stephen Dupont (artist)

Origin
Australia

Description

2012 Momento Pro Photobook of the Year Award. The award celebrates the work of Australian photographers in conjunction with the Head On Photo Festival.

The project "Stoned in Kabul" documents the life of two brothers struggling against heroin addiction in the war torn capital of Afghanistan, Kabul.
 

The project has also been conceived as a documentary film in collaboration with Stephen's friend, journalist and writer Jacques Menasche; Stephen and Jacques designed the book together as a companion piece to the documentary and Jacques narration also accompanies the photo book that has taken first place.
 

Stephen was not able to attend the awards ceremony and below is a short message of thanks he posted from Vanuatu to be shown in his absence

From 2006 through 2008 Dupont and Menasche followed and ultimately formed an intimate relationship with Reza and Hussein, two brothers living in Kabul with a severe heroin addiction. Their story parallels the story of their war torn country and ultimately confronts the reader with their own complicity in the myriad layers of addiction and modern colonialism.

Originally shot in medium and 35mm formats with various films and video stills, ink jet printed. Hand sewn binding. 10.5" x 8.5." Limited numbered edition of 100. Published by Bordertown Books, the artist’s imprint, in Sydney, Australia. 2011.

Limited Edition Book, 100 numbered copies. 10 3/8 x 8 ½ inches. This book is printed on archival 220 gsm pure cotton rag photographic paper. Each book is personally hand bound and stitched. The limited edition is 100 only.

Related Fairs

Photoville 2013

New York Art Book Fair 2012 (NYABF 12)

Collections

Boston Aethenaeum, Boston, MA

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

National Library of Australia

British Library

University of California at Santa Barbara, CA

University of Miami, FL

 

 

AXE ME BIGGIE

 

Publication Date: 2012

Artwork type: Editioned book

Medium: digital print

Dimensions: 8.5 in W x 10.5 in H x 1.25 in D

Binding Type: hand sewn

Edition Size: 100

Price: USD $1,800.00

Publisher: A Bordertown Book

Contributors

Stephen Dupont (artist)

Jacques Menasche (writer)

Origin
Australia

Description

First the big picture, and on March 13, 2006 – the day Stephen Dupont made the ninety-three photographs in this volume – the big picture in Kabul is more bombs, more drugs, and more poor. It’s an old story by now: the foreign promise unfulfilled, the failed reforms, a country immune to money, schools, and eight-part programs, always reverting to its savage nature. It doesn’t help that Stephen and I spent the better part of the last three weeks in a mental hospital. Whatever other effects that may have had, it turned this city into a sort of violent burlesque and in my mind’s eye I see, as undoubtedly he does too, a kaleidoscopic cascade of junkies, electroshock patients, and amputees.

This volume is not about the big picture. It’s about all the small ones, the ninety-three particular, like-no-one-elses you see here. As journalists we use individuals as emblems, symbols, small faces to make big judgments. But obviously, any single Afghan, any single story, is more ambiguous, more murky than that. 

[...]“Axe Me Biggie”  — a crude Anglo phonetic rendering of the Dari for “Mister, take my picture!” — is Stephen’s answer to the plea he’s heard all over town the previous three weeks. It seems to mean something in English, “axe” being just a more visceral and violent version of the camera verb “to shoot,” returning all its original aura of surrender. And because Stephen has that pulverizing Aussie-rules rugby body, “Axe Me Biggie” also seems a request addressed to him personally. Stephen is Biggie. And on this day Biggie finally answers them all, en masse, saying, “Yes, alright. I will axe you, shoot you, take your bloody picture. Have a seat!” — Jacques Menasche, New York, August 2006

Related Fairs

Photoville 2013

Collections

Harvard University Art Library, MA

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

National Library of Australia

British Library

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Wesleyan University, CT

 

 

WHY AM I A MARINE?

 

Title: Why Am I A Marine?

Publication Date: 2011

Artwork type: Editioned book

Medium: digital print, photo

Dimensions: 8.75 in W x 10.5 in H x 1.25 in D

Binding Type: hand sewn

Edition Size: 100

Price: USD $1,900.00

Publisher: A Bordertown Book

Contributors

Stephen Dupont (artist)

Origin
Australia

Description

Available as an individual book or in a box set edition of five books which include Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars 1993 - 2009, Stoned In Kabul, Axe Me Biggie and The Afghanistan Diaries: 1993 - 2012. The fully archival book is 126 pages and printed with Epson pigment inks on Innova 225 gsm 100% cotton-rag paper, then coated with Hahnemuhle spray coating. Hand stitched section sewn binding with debossed greyboard front and back covers and black cloth spine.

Why Am I A Marine? is a portrait series of a single US Marine platoon based in Afghanistan in 2009. Weapons Platoon 2nd BAT LAR were based in Khan Neshin, Helmand Province. This book contains scans of the original Moleskine journal that I took into the field and used as both a daily diary and a photo book containing original Polaroids of each Marine in the platoon. The portraits were taken around the Forward Operating Base Castle and alongside each Polaroid, rawly taped inside the journal, are personal testimonies from each of the Marines to the question, why am I a Marine? The book represents the journal in design and sequence, showing the actual journal object throughout. The original journal is in the permenant collection of the Prints & Photographs Collection of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. The work has been featured in Aperture Magazine and Aperture publication Photographic Memory.

Related Fairs

Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2014 (LAABF 14)

Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2016 (LAABF 2016)

Selected Collections

Australian War Memorial

National Library of Australia

University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE

University of Central Florida, FL

University of California at Santa Barbara, CA

University of Connecticut, Dodd Research Center, Storrs, CT

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

University of Washington, WA

Yale University, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, CT

 

 

The Afghanistan Diaries: 1993 - 2012

 

Title: The Afghanistan Diaries: 1993 - 2012

Publication Date: 2012

Artwork type: Editioned book

Medium: digital print

Dimensions: 8.75 in W x 10.5 in H x 2.5 in D

Binding Type: hand sewn

Edition Size: 100

Price: USD $3,500.00

Publisher: A Bordertown Book

Contributors

Stephen Dupont (artist)

Description

Available as an individual book or in a box set edition of five books which include Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars 1993 - 2009, Stoned In Kabul, Axe Me Biggie and Why Am I A Marine? The fully archival book is 328 pages and printed with Epson pigment inks on Innova 225 gsm 100% cotton-rag paper, then coated with Hahnemuhle spray coating. Hand stitched section sewn binding with debossed greyboard front and back covers and black cloth spine.

The Afghanistan Diaries: 1993 - 2012 is a an edited selection of Stephen Dupont's original field diaries, artist books and objects from his work and experiences on Afghanistan. This volume runs in chronological order and contains a mixture of scans of his actual journals, books and collectables and transcriptions of diary entries. The book's concept and design fits in with Dupont's personal vision and his artistic appropaches to essentially a life's journey through the wars in Afghanistan. The end result of this book is a kind of insider's guide to the mind and vision of this extraordinary photographer and film-maker.

Collections

National Library of Australia

 

 

Piksa Nuigini

Piksa Niugini

Title: Piksa Nuigini

Publication Date: 2012

Artwork type: Editioned book

Medium: digital print, photo

Dimensions: 10.5 in W x 12.75 in H x 2.75 in D

Binding Type: custom box, cloth case

Edition Size: Edition of 15

Price: USD $7,500.00

Publisher: A Bordertown Book

Contributors

Stephen Dupont (artist)

Origin
Australia

Description
Piksa Nuigini or Picture New Guinea is a collection of portraits taken in 2011 as part of Stephen Dupont's Gardner Fellowship in Photography at Harvard's Peabody Museum. The portrait series is broken up into chapters of Kaugere Settlement in Port Moresby, Mt Hagen, the Sing-Sing Festivals of Mt Hagen, Goroka and Wabag, and, Govermas village in the Sepik. Mainly B+W with some colour, each portrait was taken on a Polaroid 4x5 Land camera with a mixture of negative and positive film, and Polaroid Type 55. Dupont's aim was to capture the human spirit of the people of Papua New Guinea (PNG). In a sense the series is a window inside humanity in one of the world's last truly wild and unique frontiers. It's about triabl identity in 2011, and the annual Highland's Sing-Sing Festivals might be the last cultural showcase of tradition and custom left. His photographs aim to showcase not just the visual anthropology of a race and land, but to highlight the effects of rapid changes taking place on traditional values and cultural identity. In recent times PNG has gone through some of the most significant cultural shifts and change since earlky days of colonisation.
 
The fully archival book is 192 pages and printed with Epson pigment inks on Innova 225 gsm 100% cotton-rag paper, then coated with Hahnemuhle spray coating. Hand stitched section sewn binding with debossed linen front and back covers and black cloth spine.The book comes inside a debossed pressed linen clamshell box and together with a signed editioned gelatin silver print inside debossed pressed linen folder. 

Digital print. Custom box. 12.75" x 10.5" x 2.75." 192 pages. Limited edition of 15. 2012.

Related Fairs

New York Art Book Fair 2012 (NYABF 12)

Editions / Artists Book Fair 2013 (EABF 13)

Codex International Book Art Fair 2013

Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2013 (LAABF 13)

 

Collections

National Library of Australia

Manfred Heiting Collection

Robert Gardner Collection

Harvard University, MA

State Library of NSW

 

 

 

RASKOLS

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Title: Raskols

Edition: 5. © Stephen Dupont 2006

Details: Sixty gelatin silver prints of photographs and hand etched text on pages assembled in accordion fold binding with stainless steel front and back covers. Book is housed inside rubber sealed inner lining, screw and bolted stainless steel case. Each book is unique with a different chemical etched photo on the case cover. Each page is hand printed in the dark room by the artist's printer Chris Reid and all etching and design is by the artist. All books are totally hand made by the artist. Dimensions are 23 x 19.5 inches with 60 pages. The edition is 15 with each one Unique. Edition # 3/15 is available. Editions #4 to #15 are made to order.

Price: On Request 

Raskols (tok pisin for criminals) is a portrait series documenting the individuals behind the facelessness of gang culture in Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby. The photographs are of Kips Kaboni or Red Devils and were taken in a safe house in 2004 over several trips. Many youth are driven to crime out of poverty and unemployment and the gang life offers them an identity within a fractured community. Often drawn along tribal lines, gangs provide both protection and welfare inside the poor settlements they come from. As law and order crumbles and corrupts inside Papua New Guinea, these gang members become the frontline to survival for many of its citizens. 

Collections

Joy Of Giving Something Inc. NYC

National Library of Australia

Exhibitions

Bookmarked, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2015

DIAMOND LEAVES: Artist Books from around the World, Central Academy of

Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China, 2012

 

 

 

 

PANORAMAS VOL. 1, 1999 - 2005

 

 

Title: Panoramas  Vol. 1, 1999 - 2005

Edition: 50 only. © Stephen Dupont 2007

Details: Originally shot in medium and 35mm formats with various films, all photographs are scanned from original film negatives and printed with a 12 color Roland D’Vinci on acid free 300GSM archival art paper with pure pigment archival pigment ink. All photographs are taken by the artist and fully copyrighted to the artist.

Edition of 50, 7 by 18 inches, 88 pages, 80 photographs, thumbnails with captions at book end, accordion fold binding with hard covers, in a clamshell box, 135 feet unfolded. 

Price: USD$7,500.00

Purchase: Stephen Dupont or Booklyn Artist's Alliance

Panoramas is a collection of six-years of the artist’s personal favorite panoramic photographs. A visual diary and cinematic journey... PANORAMAS is war, chaos, revelation, entrapment, isolation and peace...it is Humanity and Inhumanity.

Collections

Aethenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany

Cornell University, NY

Florida Atlantic University (FAU), The Jaffe Book Arts Collection, FL

National Library of Australia

State Library of NSW, Australia

State Library of Victoria, Australia

Staatlicht Museen zu Berlin Kunstbibliothek (Art Library), Germany

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

St. Olaf College MN

University of Connecticut, Dodd Research Center, Storrs, CT

University of California, Irvine, CA

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 

 SING - SING

 


 

Title: Sing - Sing

Edition: 15 only. © Stephen Dupont 2006

Details:  Seventy one gelatin silver prints assembled in accordion fold binding with hard board  front and back covers. Book comes inside hand made slip case box covered in woodblock printed canvas. Cover and seven inside pages contain original artworks made with woodblock and lino cut printing and calligraphy. Three triptychs assembled with gatefold sections. All pages are hand printed in the dark room by the artist's printer Chris Reid. Book dimensions are 6 x 7.5 inches, 32 feet unfolded. Edition is 15 with each one being Unique, available are #2 to #15. All photographs and design is by the artist and the books are all hand made by the artist. Each print is individually signed and titled on back.  

Price: On Request

Collections 

Minneapolis Institute of Arts MN

Private Collections

 

 

 REPORTAGE: a retrospective 1999 - 2009

Reportage Book

Title: Reportage: a retrospective 1999 - 2009

Editors: Stephen Dupont and Jacqui Vicario

Authors: Stephen Dupont, Jacqui Vicario, Jack Picone, Michael Amendolia, David Dare Parker

Publisher: Reportage

© Reportage 2010 Limited First Edition of 200 only, 100 pages

Sponsor: Momento Pro

Price: AUD$195.00

Purchase: Stephen Dupont or Momento Pro

Description

Reportage: a retrospective 1999-2009is a companion catalogue to the outdoor exhibition shown at the National Art School in East Sydney on November 5 - 21, 2010. A collection of some of the most memorable images in the festival's history has been selected by Reportage's founding photographers - Stephen Dupont, Jack Picone, David Dare Parker, Michael Amendolia with Festival Director Jacqui Vicario. Foreword by Robert McFarlane.