TIME: Discovering the Next Generation of Photojournalists at World Press Photo's Masterclass

Stephen Dupont in TIME Lightbox contributing in regards to his experience as a selected photographer in the Joop Swart Masterclass organised by World Press Photo.

From the TIME LightBox article that can be read here.

'To mark the 20th edition of the Joop Swart Masterclass, taking place this week, LightBox asked a representative photographer from each year of the program to contribute two images — one from their masterclass project and another from their wider body of work — along with a few words on what the masterclass meant to their life and career.

1994: Stephen Dupont

"My selection in the first Joop Swart Masterclass came with excitement and total pride in having been honored with a place in such a renowned international workshop. I remember it being one of my first big breaks ever as a photographer. The inspiration and knowledge gained from both masters and students was unrivaled. It's still a highlight in my life and I have great memories of the experience. Some of the students and masters of that class have become close friends as well. Very special indeed!" 

A scene from Everliegh Street in Sydney's southern suburb of Redfern. Redfern is a suburb rich in Aboriginal urban culture where many lived then and still do today. This scene however no longer exists as the street's houses have all been demolished and Everliegh Street looks completely different. 1994. 

(WPP Joop Swart Masterclass, Generation X, 1994).