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

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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