Book Now Kathmandu Workshop

Go on...take a plunge.

Go on...take a plunge.

September 3 - 7, 2017

Reportage Photography Workshops will hold its second roving workshop in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is one of the world’s most atmospheric cities. Even as urban chaos encroaches, this “city at the top of the world” retains its unique aura of magic, mysticism, and tradition. Over the last decade its roughly one million inhabitants, who are squeezed tightly into the Kathmandu Valley, have also been experiencing a period of major social and political turmoil – from a fierce Maoist insurgency, government curfews, and censorship to mass demonstrations against royal rule and killings of protesters. Democracy was restored in 2006 amid jubilation, and the Maoists have since joined an interim government. Today, many Nepalis believe their country has entered a new era of hope and peace.

Workshop Overview: Award-winning documentary photographers Jack Picone and Stephen Dupont will critique and edit participants’ work one-to-one, and also take part in evening projections and discussions.

An introductory get-together will be held on the evening before the workshop’s formal start. Like any working documentary photographer, you will be given an assignment brief to interpret as you wish. (The brief will be announced before the workshop to give you time to research possible subjects before you arrive.)

The aim is to produce a documentary photo essay with a striking visual narrative, to be shown on the final evening of the workshop. Tutors will hold individual and group sessions to supervise and edit the assignments, and dialogue intensively on topics such as photographic composition, portraiture, basic camera techniques, how to research ideas and tell an original story, how to market a body of work, and how to hone your personal style. The workshop is very project based as opposed to technically driven.

The workshop’s schedule will be demanding but highly rewarding. Tutors and field assistants will be on hand constantly to help navigate any areas of difficulty and discuss all your photographic concerns. Interpreters can also be arranged where necessary.

During the workshop participants will have an option to produce a completed photo essay within documentary tradition or in a more contemporary context, a multimedia. In both cases, tutors will be on hand to guide you through the respective process.

 

Cost: USD$1,950.00. Includes all workshop sessions. Does not include travel, accommodation or insurances. 

Application: The workshop is strictly limited to 12 participants. A $500 deposit will be required at the time of booking to secure a place. This is one of our most popular workshops, so book early to avoid disappointment.

To receive further information or to request a registration form, please contact: Jack Picone: jack@jackpicone.com

Don't Look Away at MCA

Performing Don't Look Away at Eternity Playhouse Theatre, Sydney. Photo by David Sark

Performing Don't Look Away at Eternity Playhouse Theatre, Sydney. Photo by David Sark

Only three performances left in Sydney at MCA.

Where: Veolia Lecture Theatre, Level 2, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Cost: Free

When:  June 6,  15, 16 from 7pm – 8:30pm

To Book: https://www.canon.com.au/vivid/theatre/dont-look-away-stephen-dupont

Don't Look Away at MCA

UNITA rebels in Quito, Angola, 1993.

UNITA rebels in Quito, Angola, 1993.

Where: Veolia Lecture Theatre, Level 2, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Cost: Free

When:  May 27, June 5, 15, 16 from 7pm – 8:30pm

To Book: https://www.canon.com.au/vivid/theatre/dont-look-away-stephen-dupont

A theatre performance from multi-award winning conflict photographer Stephen Dupont as he takes you on a rollercoaster ride through a world of humanity, inhumanity and a little insanity. Taking his art into a different direction with this new concept of live performance, Don't Look Away combines live scripted and ad lib moments with stunning film clips, still images and music. Stephen has produced this in partnership with Canon.

Based in Sydney, Stephen has over the past two decades produced a remarkable body of visual work; hauntingly beautiful photographs of fragile cultures and marginalized peoples. He skilfully captures the human dignity of his subjects with great intimacy and often in some of the world’s most dangerous regions including Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Rwanda, and much more. 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. 

Stephen 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. 

Performance by Canon Master, Stephen Dupont

Workshop Kathmandu 2017

September 3 - 7, 2017

Reportage Photography Workshops will hold its second roving workshop in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is one of the world’s most atmospheric cities. Even as urban chaos encroaches, this “city at the top of the world” retains its unique aura of magic, mysticism, and tradition. Over the last decade its roughly one million inhabitants, who are squeezed tightly into the Kathmandu Valley, have also been experiencing a period of major social and political turmoil – from a fierce Maoist insurgency, government curfews, and censorship to mass demonstrations against royal rule and killings of protesters. Democracy was restored in 2006 amid jubilation, and the Maoists have since joined an interim government. Today, many Nepalis believe their country has entered a new era of hope and peace.

Workshop Overview: Award-winning documentary photographers Jack Picone and Stephen Dupont will critique and edit participants’ work one-to-one, and also take part in evening projections and discussions.

An introductory get-together will be held on the evening before the workshop’s formal start. Like any working documentary photographer, you will be given an assignment brief to interpret as you wish. (The brief will be announced before the workshop to give you time to research possible subjects before you arrive.)

The aim is to produce a documentary photo essay with a striking visual narrative, to be shown on the final evening of the workshop. Tutors will hold individual and group sessions to supervise and edit the assignments, and dialogue intensively on topics such as photographic composition, portraiture, basic camera techniques, how to research ideas and tell an original story, how to market a body of work, and how to hone your personal style. The workshop is very project based as opposed to technically driven.

The workshop’s schedule will be demanding but highly rewarding. Tutors and field assistants will be on hand constantly to help navigate any areas of difficulty and discuss all your photographic concerns. Interpreters can also be arranged where necessary.

During the workshop participants will have an option to produce a completed photo essay within documentary tradition or in a more contemporary context, a multimedia. In both cases, tutors will be on hand to guide you through the respective process.

 

Cost: USD$1,950.00. Includes all workshop sessions. Does not include travel, accommodation or insurances. 

Application: The workshop is strictly limited to 12 participants. A $500 deposit will be required at the time of booking to secure a place. This is one of our most popular workshops, so book early to avoid disappointment.

To receive further information or to request a registration form, please contact: Jack Picone: jack@jackpicone.com

Theatre of War

Injured Israeli soldier near Ramallah, West Bank, 2001.

Injured Israeli soldier near Ramallah, West Bank, 2001.

Mark Mordue's review of my one man show "Don't Look Away" with performances coming up at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art starting May 27th and dates during the VIVID Festival.

http://neighbourhoodpaper.com/culture/stephen-dupont-theatre-of-war/

My Australians on show in Wollongong

Tim Page, the artist and Wombat Man. Some selected white sheet series works on show.

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Here There & Everywhere features photographic works from three separate projects, brought together by common threads: visual storytelling and a deep connection with people and their places.

‘The Australians’ by Stephen Dupont reveals life beyond the usual official portraits, literally throwing off the white backdrop on his subjects, including David Field (actor), Anthony Mundine (boxer), and Ben Quilty (artist).

‘Dream Summer’ by Tom Williams captures gentle scenes of humanity, taken spontaneously with a simple plastic-lens camera on a road trip around his hometown of Wollongong and surrounds.

Lastly, a retrospective of the Head On Portrait Prize features all of the winners, plus some of the best entries, from 2004 to 2016. These are images from both emerging and professional photographers that tell a story – evoking emotions without ever prescribing to the viewer what or how to feel.

Open daily from 5th to 31st May at Wollongong Central during centre trading hours, the exhibition is free of charge and is complemented by two free workshops with Tom Williams (13th May) and Stephen Dupont (20th May).

Here There & Everywhere is curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery and presented with Wollongong Central as part of Head On 2017.

 

Visit www.ambushgallery.com or www.wollongongcentral.com.au for more information.

Piksa Niugini diary in Darwin

I am doing an artist book talk this morning at Darwin's Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory from 10am. Tomorrow morning I'll be hosting an artist book making workshop for children and in the afternoon a floor talk with museum curator Louise Tegart. 

HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE photo exhibition opens today

Artist Ben Quilty with his dog Betsy, 2016.

Artist Ben Quilty with his dog Betsy, 2016.

Here There & Everywhere features photographic works from three separate projects, brought together by common threads: visual storytelling and a deep connection with people and their places.

‘The Australians’ by Stephen Dupont reveals life beyond the usual official portraits, literally throwing off the white backdrop on his subjects, including David Field (actor), Anthony Mundine (boxer), and Ben Quilty (artist).

‘Dream Summer’ by Tom Williams captures gentle scenes of humanity, taken spontaneously with a simple plastic-lens camera on a road trip around his hometown of Wollongong and surrounds.

Lastly, a retrospective of the Head On Portrait Prize features all of the winners, plus some of the best entries, from 2004 to 2016. These are images from both emerging and professional photographers that tell a story – evoking emotions without ever prescribing to the viewer what or how to feel.

Open daily from 5th to 31st May at Wollongong Central during centre trading hours, the exhibition is free of charge and is complemented by two free workshops with Tom Williams (13th May) and Stephen Dupont (20th May).

Here There & Everywhere is curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery and presented with Wollongong Central as part of Head On 2017.

 

Visit www.ambushgallery.com or www.wollongongcentral.com.au for more information.

Tales By Light 2

Tales By Light Series 2 launches today on Netflix. My episode follows me through the city of Varanasi and the deserts of Namibia exploring rituals of death. 

Don't Look Away preview

Thanks to the media, my friends and colleagues who came along last night to support the preview launch of my new one man show "Don't Look Away" at Darlinghurst's Eternity Playhouse Theatre. Special thanks to all the wonderful folks at Canon Australia who are the backbone of my show, Roshan, Natasha, Kate, Chris, Alan, Steve, Jason...and many more. There would be no show without the amazing collaboration with these talented folks as well, my beautiful partner Elizabeth, David Field, David Bridie, Untitled Films and Jacques Menasche. 

After a successful premiere at MONA's Mofo festival in January my show comes to Sydney as part of the Vivid Festival where I'll be performing four shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). Dates for these shows to be announced soon.

Black Harvest Revisited with Bob Connolly

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Following on from our short film Family Matters for ABC's Foreign Correspondent program late last year last week the Australian Financial Review Magazine came out with our printed story called No Country For Old Men. The work Bob and I have been doing has been to retrace Bob's journey through making his three seminal PNG films twenty five years after. Finding the film's original characters and finding out their stories now whilst looking at Bob's relationship with them. 

Have a listen to Bob Connolly's radio interview yesterday on ABC Radio National with Geraldine Doogue.