Stephen Dupont's Raskols in Store at Kinokuniya Book Store

If you haven't had a chance to check out the recently published PowerHouse Books edition of Stephen Dupont's Raskols book you can now pick up a copy at Kinokuniya Book stores. 

Currently in stock at the beautiful Kinokuniya store in Sydney at The Galleries. 

You might even bump into Steve browsing the aisles ready to select the latest addition to the Dupont photo book library...

The Kinokuniya Arts and Photography section has some amazing publications, well worthy of a regular browse!




Stephen Dupont in the Harvard Gazette for his show and book launch at the Peabody Museum, Harvard

With all the preparation for the Reportage Festival and flights from one place to another, Stephen's blog has been a lying low on news from the awaited book launch at Harvard for his Peabody Fellowship work Piksa Niugini.

The turn out was a big success and fellow friends and photographers David Burnett and Susan Meiselas were at the launch including David Chickey, Director of Radius Books.

The books are beautiful thanks to the Peabody Museum Press and Radius Books

His show that runs through September has been featured on the Harvard Gazette, full article here

More images from the install and the night coming soon!

Stephen Dupont's Piksa Niugini Book Launch, May 2 at The Harvard Peabody Museum

Stephen has taken off to The States this week in preparation for his Piksa Niugini Book Launch May 2, at the Harvard Peabody Museum.

The launch of the two volume book, presented in a special slip case, published by the Peabody Museum PressRadius Books is a long awaited conclusion for the work that Dupont has being developing for the Peabody Fellowship in Papua New Guinea. 

Included in the volumes are Dupont's Portraits and Diaries, a combination of his work in various formats and the individual mark he gives to his diaries that accompany him on every journey.

The beautifully published books will be available for purchase in the coming month. 

Images of the book and launch to come...

Stephen Dupont Feature in the Latest Issue of International Traveller

Stephen Dupont has been featured in the lates issue of International Traveller Magazine. The two page feature focuses on talks with Stephen about his own unique travel experiences and work in Afghanistan. 

It also mentions the upcoming Stephen Dupont and Jack Picone Photography workshops later this year, the next one due to kick off in July will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal. This workshop is an extremely popular class and books out quickly, those interested should get in touch with Stephen or Jack.

For further information contact Stephen Dupont or to register contact Jack Picone.

The second workshop will be in Machu Picchu and Cuzco, Peru from November 25- 30, 2013

Visit the website

10x8 Gallery Inaugural Exhibition with Stephen Dupont

10x8 Gallery in Surry Hills will be opening its doors for the first time to the public at the opening of its group show on April 13, 2013.

The collective exhibition contains work from some of Australia's finest and emerging photographers featuring William Yang, Andrew Quilty, James Brickwood, Marco Bok, Donna Bailey, Alexia Sinclair, Rennie Ellis, Cuba's  Raul Cañibano Ercilla and Stephen Dupont.

10x8 is a new Sydney based gallery specialising in multimedia art and contemporary photography and is dedicated to raising the profile of the genre.

It will also be a hub for the upcoming 2013 Reportage Festival, exhibiting two shows for the event and as an official venue for the Reportage workshops

The group show will run from April 11 to May 11, 2013.

Public launch April 13, 2013 2pm to 5pm

To attend

10x8 Gallery

Level 5/ 56-60 Foster Street

Surry Hills

Highlights from the 2012 Habana, Cuba Workshop with Stephen Dupon

A few months after returning from Cuba I have had time to be able to digest and reflect on the work of the students from the 2012 Havana, Cuba workshop.  I’d have to say that this particular workshop was one of my favourites and I think one of the best we have had to date. All the students involved really pushed their own limits to get the work that they had hoped from this dynamic and complex city. The result… some amazing stories were produced and I am happy to highlight some of my favourite images from the students here.

The workshop was held at the Fototeca in Cuba, a government run cultural space that is a great support system for Cuban photographers. We’d like to extend our thanks to Nelson Ramirez de Arellano and all his staff who were extremely hospitable and open in helping us conduct the course.

We’d also like to extend a big thank you and a warm welcome to Raul Canibano Ercilla and his partner Listette, Leysis Quesada Vera and Arien Chang Castan. Arien and Leysis are two of Cuba’s most promising young documentary photographers whilst Raul Canibano Ercilla is considered one of Cuba’s master photographers. All three of them helped the workshop run its course and provided a source of inspiration for all. They will also all be exhibiting at the upcoming Reportage Festival in 2013 and will be attending the event holding talks and seminars.

A big thank you to the continued support of FujiFIlm Australia and a warm thank you to friend Manuela Furci who accompanied the course with her laughter and audacious character making it an unforgettable event…

Thanks to my workshop partner and friend Jack Picone who was unable to make this course due to work commitments and missed such a great time and thanks to my wonderful assistant Anna D’Addario  whose passion and love of photography made the workshop an unique and wonderful experience… for all her help… 

Lastly to all the students who really excelled themselves this year, Havana life pulls you in and throws you in every direction and all the students managed to focus and produce solid work.


Congratulations everyone and thanks for a great workshop look forward to seeing you all at..

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Manfred Heiting adds Stephen Dupont's Piksa Nuigini Book to his Collection

Internationally renowned Amsterdam based collector Manfred Heiting has purchased Stephen Dupont's recent work from Papua New Guinea Piksa Nuigini to add to his extensive collection.
The sale was made through Stephen's New York based artist book representative Booklyn some weeks ago.
Manfred Heiting's Collection boasts works from photographers such as Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Heinrich Kühn, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston to name a few.
Piksa Nuigini is Stephen Dupont's latest work created in accordance with his Harvard Peabody Fellowship.
The official book release is set for later this year at Harvard University.
An excerpt from Stephen Dupont's diary for his series Piksa Nuigini

Stephen Dupont Interviewed for The Sydney Morning Herald about the upcoming 2013 Reportage Festival

Stephen has been interviewed by The Sydney Morning Herald in regards to the 2013 Reportage Festival.

In the interview Stephen talks about his own experiences as a photographer and the plans for the upcoming event.

Reportage Festival will take place in Sydney this May 25 to June 13, 2013 as a featured event of of Vivid Sydney.

To read the whole article and watch the video interview click here.

Stephen Dupont to talk at Monash Gallery of Art - May 9, 11am to 1pm

In light of the recently opened Degree South exhibition Peace at Monash Gallery of Art, Stephen will be holding a talk at the Gallery in Victoria on May 9 from 11am to 1pm. 

Stephen will be discussing his recent work in Papua New Guinea for his Gardner Photography Fellowship and his upcoming book due for release at the Peabody Museum at Harvard University. 

For those interested in attending, bookings are essential 

contact MGA on 03 8544 0500


Stephen Dupont's Raskols at Athens Photo Festival 2012

As was announced some months ago, Stephen's Raskols work was a featured exhibition at the 2012 Athens Photo Festival. The Athens Photo Festival is organised by the Hellenic Centre for Photography and celebrates photography and related media annually in Greece being one of Athen's most important cultural events.

The 2012 edition celebrated 25 years of the festival and boasted a prestigious program. Participating photographers included, Anders Peterson, Stefano de Luigi, Giacomo Brunelli, Stephen Dupont, Bruce Gilden (who ran a photography masterclass workshop), Shen Wei, Eran Gilat, Eleni Mouzakiti, Namsa Leuba, Colin Delfosse, Nigel Bennett, Monika Merva, Nicola Lo Calzo, Christian Vium and more.

The Raskol's exhibition went well, curated by United Photo Industries Creative Director Sam Barzilay, below we have posted some photos from the show.




Photographs taken by Konstantinos Tsergis and Tsiadis Ioannis , Athens Greece 2012

Ben Bohane's - Black Islands - Spirit & War in Melanesia - Support the Book Project

Ben Bohane, friend and fellow photographer of the collective Degree South is running a crowd funding campaign to raise funds for his book project Black Islands - Spirit & War in Melanesia. The book focuses on the reality of island life by documenting cultural events, conflict over land and resources as well as wars of independence.
Concentrated majorily in Melanesia, the book contains years of documentation,
Ben states of his work:

Winner of Bowness Photography Prize to be announced - Thursday October 4, 2012

The winner of the Bowness Photography prize in which Stephen Dupont's Blue Boy is a finalist will be announced on Thursday October 4, 2012. 

The online catalogue with all the finalist's work and artist statements can be viewed here. 



The Blue Boy from the series Piksa Nuigini Finalist in the 2012 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Stephen DUPONT

Artist Statement:

The series Piksa Nuigini or Picture New Guinea aims to capture the human spirit of the people of Papua New Guinea (PNG). In a sense the series is a window inside humanity in one of the world's last truly wild and unique frontiers. It's about tribal identity in 2011, and the annual Highland's Sing-Sing festivals might be the last cultural showcase of tradition and custom left.

My photograph aims to showcase not just the visual anthropology of a race and land, but to highlight the effects of rapid changes taking place on traditional values and cultural identity. In recent times PNG has gone through some of the most significant cultural shifts and change since the early days of colonisation. The work aims to document what I see as 'detribalisation', where PNG society is losing its culture due to the impact of globilisation.  


Postcards from the Rim - Exhibition Update

Postcards from the Rim featuring Stephen Dupont opened with success on September 20, 2012 at The Goulburn Regional Art Gallery below is an installation shot of Stephen's Raskols work on exhibition. The show closes on October 20, 2012.
The catalogue is available for purchase for $5 + postage and handling by emailing Janenne Gittoes. A 34 page publication it includes essays by Jane Crush the Director at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery and Stephen Zagala Curator at Monash Gallery of Art.

From the Archive - 'Havana Particular' by Stephen Dupont

Continuing to pull stories from Stephen's archive, in light of the upcoming Stephen Dupont and Jack Picone Masterclass in Havana, Cuba November 25- 30 2012, we have put together work of Stephen's from his time in Havana in 2001.


'I travelled to Cuba in May 2001 to spend four weeks in Havana. My aim was to walk the streets and take photographs, shoot freely without the pressures of an assignment.
Cuba interested me for as long as I’ve been a photographer. The culture and the music certainly intrigued me, but I was mostly seduced by its red rebel past. A land of mystique caught between Communist Russia and 50’s capitalist America.
The rise in Tourism is changing Cuba dramatically. Cubans adore Cuba but struggle with poverty, and an identity crisis is clearly visible in much of the cities people. I wanted to show this and the personality of Havana in my photographs.
What I had seen in photography in Cuba was mostly colour, rich Caribbean flavours and soft light.
I mostly shoot black and white photography and I wanted my work on Havana to be shown in this way, with an open candid approach to taking photographs that I’d been working on for many years but was only starting to feel excited about and enjoying since January.
Havana certainly brought ‘Passion’ to my vision. I arrived with very few preconceptions and ideas, which is difficult in a place that has become so heavily photographed.
I wanted to be free of commitment to anyone but myself. I wanted to concentrate on the people that came across my frame.
My best work has always been personal projects with no time restrictions.
I feel at my happiest when I walk the streets, without any defined goal other than to photograph moments that happen along my journeys.
Havana has a visual energy unlike any place I’ve been to. It is totally unique and the people are the most friendly and vibrant I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. It’s poor, dirty, hot and sexy.
The old Cuba is disappearing and I wanted to capture some of this before it dies forever. My photographs are taken all over Havana.
I would walk from early morning to late into the night to capture the exposed beauty that is right in your face constantly and just let the rhythm of the streets guide me until exhaustion forced me to stop.'
- Stephen Dupont
Slide created by 
Anna Maria Antoinette D'Addario
'Bongo Samba' Chaino
Havana Particular by Stephen Dupont 2001