'Postcards from the Rim' Goulburn Regional Art Gallery with Stephen Dupont

Stephen Dupont will be exhibiting his Papua New Guinea work 'Raskols' at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery opening September 20, 2012 in a collective show titled 'Postcards from the Rim'

'Postcards from the Rim brings together the works of six award-winning contemporary and cutting edge Australian photographers in a rare insiders’ view into our nearest neighbours. Showing alongside a stunning private collection of Papua New Guinean masks never been seen before.' 

The exhibition will be on show for one month until October 20, 2012.


Dumbo Arts Festival with Stephen Dupont and Raskols - September 28 to 30, 2012

Dumbo Arts Festival is here again and this year Stephen Dupont will be participating with the Raskols exhibition. Bought to you by United Photo Industries this year's event looks great, the exhibition line-up can be viewed here.

United Photo Industries are the same bunch that produced Photoville this year. Dumbo Arts Festival is a celebration of Art, Music and Performance and aims to highlight Brooklyn's prescence in the Arts. 

The event will take place from September 28 to September 30, 2012 

From the series Raskols by Stephen Dupont

Stephen Dupont's Afghanistan 1993 - 2012 The Box Set

The National Library in Canberra has been the first to acquire Stephen Dupont's recently completed Afghanistan 1993 - 2012 Box Set of handmade artists books from his Afghanistan series.

The set includes Why Am I A Marine?, Axe Me Biggie, Generation AK, Stoned in Kabul and The Afghanistan Diaries. 

The books are fully archival and printed with Epson pigment inks on Innova 225 gsm 100% cotton-rag paper, then coated with Hahnemuhle spray coating. Hand stitched section sewn binding with debossed greyboard front and back covers and black cloth spine. The slip case cloth is Desert pattern MARPAT (short for MARine PATtern), a digital camouflage pattern designed for the United States Marine Corps.

New video book previews of the hand made books can be viewed via the book section on Stephen Dupont's website .  

We will be posting shortly multimedia pieces on the blog that demonstrate the creative process involved in making Stephen's books. 


Stephen Dupont Interview in August Edition of Brazilian 'Revista Photo Magazine'

Stephen has been featured in a seven page spread in the august edition of Brazilian periodical 'Revista Photo Magazine'  interviewed by writer Roberta Tavares, Dupont talks about his work, photography in general, his artist's books and the important factors of authorship in the field of documentary photography.

To have a look at the article view the PDF here.

The photo displayed above from Revista Photo Magazine's August edition is by Stephen Dupont from the Piksa Nuigini series

From the Archive - 'Dogs of Bucharest' by Stephen Dupont

We'd like to present another work from Stephen's archive...

Digging into the vault the collection of photographs we are highlighting are from the 'Dogs of Bucharest ' series, work that Stephen shot in Romania in 2001.

The project focuses on the stray dog situation in the city of Bucharest and the decision made by the mayor of Bucharest calling for the extermination of the city's hounds.

Furious animal rights groups, spearheaded by former French actress Brigitte Bardot in turn, declared war on the mayor. Bardot flew to Bucharest, where the two in a public rapprochement signed an agreement to temporarily hold off on the killing....




Multimedia slide by 
Anna Maria Antoinette D'Addario 2012
Lume, Lume, Soro Lume - Nabila
Doina - Slava Kazykin Ensemble
Superata Sint Pe Lume- Gabi Lunca


VICE Interview Stephen Dupont about his 'Raskols' work and the soon to be published Powerhouse edition

VICE Magazine have recently interviewed Stephen Dupont about his 'Raskols' work from Papua New Guinea in the light of the soon to be published edition of the work by PowerHouse Books.

The entire interview can be read here.

For a preview of the 'Raskols' book and to order it visit PowerHouse Books.

The PowerHouse published edition of 'Raskols' is due for release on October 16, 2012  


from the series, Raskols by Stephen Dupont


Stephen Dupont's Raskols Book in Diamond Leaves: Artist's Books from around the World September 18 - October 28, 2012

Stephen's hand made Raskols artist book will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing China from September 18 - October 28, 2012.
The Exhibition, 'Diamond Leaves: Artist's Books from around the World' is a collaboration between Booklyn Artists Alliance and the Academy in Beijing curated by Xu Bing, artist and vice - president of CAFAM and Marshall Weber, artist and directing curator of Bookyln. It will be the first large scale museum exhibition of contemporary international Artist Books in China.
Diamond Leaves will feature over 200 masterpieces of the Artist Book form created by more than 100 visual artists, some well known and some emerging, who approach the creation of Artist Books as an interdisciplinary and multi-media practice. the exhibit demonstrates how an Artist Book can function as both fine art and as an experiemental laboratory for global visual language development.
Some of the featured artists inclue; Marcel DuChamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Kiki Smith, Stephen Dupont, Ed Ruscha and over 100 other artists.
Read more about the exhibition here.

Stephen Dupont's hand made Raskols Artist Book, containing sixty gelatin silver prints of photographs and hand etched text on pages assembled in accordion fold binding with stainless steel front and back covers. Book is housed inside rubber sealed inner lining, screw and bolted stainless steel case.
Each book is unique with a different chemical etched photo on the case cover. Each page is hand printed in the dark room by the artist's printer Chris Reid and all etching and design is by the artist.
All books are totally hand made by the artist.
Dimensions are 23 x 19.5 inches with 60 pages. The edition is 15 with each on Unique.
Edition 3/15 is available. Editions #4 to #15 are made to order.


Stephen Dupont's Blue Boy Portrait Finalist in the 2012 Bowness Photography Prize

Stephen Dupont's Blue Boy Portrait from his Harvard Peabody Scholarship work in Papua New Guinea has been nominated as a finalist in the 2012 Bowness Photography Prize 42 photographers have been selected from 2500 entries which they have stated as being the largest amount of submissions on record. 

The Judges of this year's prize are Magnum Photographer Trent Parke, NGV’s Senior Curator of Photography Isobel Crombie, and MGA Gallery Director Shaune Lakin.

The winner of the $25 000 prize will be announced at Monash Gallery of Art on Thursday October 4, 2012

MGA Media Release Finalists

Blue Boy by Stephen Dupont, from the series Piksa Nuigini

The 2012 Bowness Photography Prize Finalists

Laos, Luang Prabang Workshop with Stephen Dupont and Jack Picone

The 2012 Laos, workshop with Stephen Dupont and Jack Picone has come to an end. The course began July 9 and ran until July 14 in the picturesque city of Luang Prabang.

Next dates for the following workshop are November 25 to 30 in Havana Cuba.

La Habana is the capital city of Cuba and its romantic atmosphere and infectious energy are legendry.

The city lies on the northern coast of Cuba, south of the Florida Keys, where the Gulf of Mexico joins the Caribbean Sea. The low hills on which the city lies rise gently from the deep blue waters of the straits and like much of Cuba; the city enjoys a pleasant year-round tropical climate. Due to Havana’s more than five hundred year existence, the city boasts some of the most diverse styles of architecture in the world. From Spanish colonial castles built in the late 16th century to modernist present-day high-rises, Havana is a documentary photographer’s dream.

A melting pot of cultural stimulus this is a time of transition for the country, take the opportunity to be mentored in your pursuit of narrative, places are being filled quickly. 

Soak up the post- revolutionary atmosphere by following in the footsteps of Hemingway, Greene, Castro and Guevara...

To make bookings contact Jack Picone 

Or for more information Stephen Dupont 

The Jack Picone and Stephen Dupont Documentary Photography Workshops are proudly sponsored by Fujifilm Australia

From the Archive - Paris '97 Stephen Dupont

Grappling with Stephen's extensive archive throughout this year gave us the idea to dig into the vault and highlight some of his past work that is not currently featured on his site and has been hidden away for some time.

The first collection of photos we've extracted and selected are from the Parisian runways in 1997.

Steve at the time was commissioned by 'Le Monde' newspaper in Paris to document the collections everyday for the paper and was given unlimited access to cover the shows in his own style of Reportage.

What surfaced from within were elements of a Lisette Model or Dorothy Arbus world. Freaks, model androids, fashionistas at their best. The weird eccentricities and superficialities of the fashion world come to show in Dupont's shots.

Steve has mentioned it was one of the most stressful assignments he'd ever done at the time.

"The experience was quite unpleasant at times, facing the daily grind dealing with arseholes basically, so much pretension and egos flying around. At the same time I was challenged and loved the moments constantly gracing my viewfinder... It was a total freak show actually...  I was possessed as well by the unbelievable sexuality and beauty everywhere, the supermodels who are like beautiful and flawless androids. The weeks I spent shooting were crazy, working days and nights and parties, lots and lots of parties..." 


Paris '97 by Stephen Dupont,

slide by Anna Maria Antoinette D'Addario


PowerHouse Books release Stephen Dupont's book 'Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea' - October 2012


PowerHouse Books is set to release this October, Stephen Dupont's book 'Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea'. The collection has been previously only available for sale as one of Dupont's limited edition artist's books.

The October release published by PowerHouse sees the Raskols work put together in a beautiful hardcover copy 8x10 inches, 144 pages with an accessible retail price of $30.00. 

To read the official press release for the book's publication follow the link below

PowerHouse Press Release for Stephen Dupont's Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea 

a preview of the book itself can be viewed here.



from the series Raskols, by Stephen Dupont

Pictures Raskols Exhibition Photoville Brooklyn, New york - June 2012

The following pictures were shot at the Photoville Festival and show the set up of Stephen Dupont's Raskols Exhibition, currently on show the last day of the festival is July 1, anyway in New York at the moment should definitely give it a look. 

Thanks to public sponsors the team at Photoville reached their goal on Kickstarter and enabled Photoville to become a free event.

More support for United Photo Industries to continue supporting emerging photographers and create new photography based events can be made here.





Stephen Dupont guest on MYF Warhurst's ABC program 'Nice' 'and Snappy' - Wednesday June 27, 8pm

Next Wednesday June 27 at 8pm MYF Warhurst will be talking to Stephen Dupont on her currently airing ABC program Nicediscussing his work and exploring the concept of the family portrait and the symbolism it has in our lives.

In this episode, Nice and Snappy she will also be talking to portrait photographer Douglas Kirkland about his portraiture and interviewing other guests in regards to the concept of the portrait, in the art world and in more familiar situations

The six part series Nice focuses on arts and entertainment exploring favourite aspects of Myf's youth culture from music, food, fashion to photography, art and design.

MYF Warhurst is an Australian radio host and television personality well known for her involvement at Triple J and on the ABC program Spicks and Specks.


 from the series Axe Me Biggie, by Stephen Dupont

Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund - 2012

The recipient and the finalists of the 2012 Burn Emerging Photographer Fund have been announced on the Burn Magazine website. 

Congratulations to American photographer Matt Lutton the winner of the fund for his work Only Unity: Serbia In The Aftermath of Yugoslavia and to the two finalists Giovanni Cocco for his work Monia and Simona Ghizzoni for her work Afterdark: Consequences of War on Women in the Gaza Strip ;both Italian photographers.

This year fund submissions were judged by Stephen Dupont, Jim Goldberg, Sarah Leen, Bill Marr, Arianna Rinaldo, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.

The final choice submissions and the winner's and finalist's work can be viewed here.

 Photograph by Matt Lutton from his work, Only Unity

Photoville 2012 - Stephen Dupont Container Exhibition 'Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea'

Photoville has released individual information about the seperate container exhibitions for the festival. Information on Stephen's container can be read here ;as well as information on the other exhibitions on show for the festival's duration.
NOTE# Photoville has only four days left on Kickstarter... The festival will still obviously be going ahead even if their goal is not reached but if you want to help make Photoville a free event you can donate here.
photo by Stephen Dupont, from 'Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea'

2012 Momento Pro Photobook of the Year Awards- Winner Stephen Dupont for "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.

Photoville Brooklyn, New York with Stephen Dupont's 'Raskols' - June 22 to July 1, 2012

Photoville 2012 is an exciting new concept making its debut from New York in June 2012. A celebration of photography the festival will run over two weekends with events in between from June 22 to July 1. 

Brooklyn bridge park will be transformed into a photography village where massive freight containers will be transformed into temporary exhibition spaces scattered throughout the area.

Aside from the exhibitions there will be lectures, workshops, discuissions, night time projections and a summer beer garden with food vans apart from other things that will create a summer time vibe focused on the celebration of photography.

The festival is produced by United Photo Industries and their aim to quote them is;

"to promote and showcase emerging photographers through curated exhibitions around the world. Working in partnership with local galleries and key media partners... producing site-specific exhibitions that explore new thematic directions in photography. Drawing upon an international network of curatorial partners to provide unique exhibition opportunities for emerging photographers and facilitate their entry into foreign art markets. 

Stephen Dupont's Raskols work will be shown at Photoville.

All exhibitions, projections, workshops and talks are free of charge.



















where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, uplands of Pier 3, New York 

when: June 22 to July 1, 2012



David Alan Harvey - Bondi, Sydney May 2012

Last Friday May 11 saw the wrap up and final presentation of the David Alan Harvey masterclass held in Bondi, Sydney, in association with Head On Photo Festival 

The final presentation concluded the hard work that both the students, and David and his team put into the five day masterclass. Before viewing the student's work on friday evening David choose to present to the audience Stephen Dupont's multimedia film of his work in Afghanistan Generation AK

For the initial days of the class Stephen helped David with portfolio reviews and student discussions before flying to Vanuatu on a job. For the following days the masterclass saw the arrival of guest speakers such as; Kerry Payne, Imants Krumins, David M. Smith, Andrew Quilty, Sam Harris, and Andrew Johnstone.

Alongside his personal work David Alan Harvey curates Burn Magazine, an online journal supporting emerging and established photographers. His Sydney trip has seen the launch of his latest book and work Based On A True Story.

Anyone wanting to catch David speak before he leaves can attend his last presentation that will be at The Art Gallery of NSW  this saturday May 19 at 2pm, tickets are $25.


Portfolio reviews, David Alan Harvey Bondi Masterclass, Sydney 2012, photo Stephen Dupont