Stephen Dupont has won the 2012 Momento Pro Photobook of the Year Award with his book "Stoned in Kabul".
The award celebrates the work of Australian photographers in conjunction with the Head On Photo Festival.
Dupont's book was selected from over 400 entries and 33 finalists in seven diverse categories.
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
'Stoned in Kabul' also won the commercial category and Stephen's work from 'Why Am I A Marine' won in the portrait category.
The work of the other finalists and entrants will be on exhibition at Momento Pro's showroom until June 1, 2012 and online at the Momento Pro Website.