In 2007 Stephen Dupont was named recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant for his ongoing work in Afghanistan.
This prestigious award in the past has been endowed upon photographers such as Eugene Richards, Paolo Pellegrin, Letizia Battaglia, Sebastiao Salgado and Ernesto Bazan amongst others.
The grant's mission as quoted from the newly established website "is to support and encourage photographers producing humanistic photo stories in the tradition of the legendary American photo essayist who sought to expose the truth about issues affecting and afflicting mankind…"
The new website for the fund has been recently launched as of June 1, 2011 and includes a selection of the works of its past 33 recipients including that of Stephen Dupont.
from the series Afghanistan: The Perils of Freedom 1993- 2009, by Stephen Dupont