On Tour with Dupont & Weber's Photo Artist Book Workshops

It's the last day of our workshop here at the CCP in Melbourne. It has been an incredibly moving and inspiring time for myself and workshop collaborator Marshall Weber, not ti mention for each of the 10 gifteed students. The range of books and concepts by each studant has been awesome. 

It's not to late to register for our next workshop at the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) in Sydney next weekend. Please contact the ACP directly if you're interested in joining us.

MATADOR Magazine - In Praise of Photography

Really humbled and excited to be included in this incredible volume of Matador Q magazine alongside some my favourite photographers including Salgado and Burnett. Bravo to Bob Pledge for curating the issue and to all the amazing photographer's works featured. 

Robert Pledge presents Matador Q Magazine In Praise of Photography at Matador Club in Madrid.

Photographs courtesy of Jose Manuel Serrano Esparza.

  

Photography Workshops Announced for 2015 in Vietnam and Cuba.

Reportage Photography Workshops is a series of journalism workshops on location in the most fascinating cities and outposts of Asia and around the globe. 

Participants will interact closely with world-renowned photojournalists Stephen Dupont, Jack Picone and writer/editor Jacques Menasche, who have long experience in the region. They will take on project-based work aimed at advancing their writing and photographic storytelling skills.

The intensive dawn-to-dusk courses involve challenging fieldwork, formal and informal critiques, editing sessions, evening projections and open discussion. In a stunning Asian setting, participants fully engage with the local culture and environment, and learn how to create photographic reportage to the highest standard.

We are now taking bookings for the this year's workshops to be held in the grand city of Hanoi, Vietnam (July 19 - 24) and Havana, Cuba (December 6 - 11). 

HANOI, VIETNAM, July 19 - 24, 2015

Traditional Photo Essay and Multimedia: During the workshops participants will have an option to produce a complete photo-essay package within the documentary tradition or, in a more contemporary context, produce a first draft multimedia. In both cases, tutors will be on hand to guide you through every step of the respective process.

Cost: US$2,650. Includes all workshop sessions. Workshop cost does not include travel costs to Hanoi and accommodation. A US$500 deposit (non- refundable secures a place in the workshop) with the balance to be paid no less than one calendar month before the workshop start date.

Past participants are eligible for a 10% and 20% discount for attending second and third workshops respectively.

Application: Our workshops are strictly limited to 15 participants. Hanoi is a new destination for our workshops and will prove popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To receive further information about Hanoi or to request a registration form, please contact: jack@jackpicone.comand/or stephendupont@bigpond.com and jmenasche@yahoo.com

 

HAVANA, CUBA, December 6 - 11, 2015

Participants will interact closely with world-renowned photojournalists Stephen Dupont, Jack Picone and writer Jacques Menasche, who have long experience working in documentary story telling globally. They will take on project-based work aimed at advancing their writing and photographic storytelling skills.

The intensive dawn-to-dusk courses involve challenging fieldwork, formal and informal critiques, editing sessions, evening projections and open discussion. In a stunning Cuban setting, participants fully engage with the local culture and environment, and learn how to create photographic reportage to the highest standard.

Traditional Photo Essay and Multimedia: During the workshops participants will have an option to produce a completed photo-essay within documentary tradition or in a more contemporary context – produce a first draft multimedia. In both cases, tutors will be on hand to guide you through every step of the respective process.

Cost: US$2,650. Includes all workshop sessions. Workshop cost does not include travel costs to Cuba and accommodation. A US$500 deposit (non- refundable secures a place in the workshop) with the balance to be paid no less than one calendar month before the workshop start date. Past participants are eligible for a 10% and 20% discount for attending second and third workshops respectively.

Application: Our workshops are strictly limited to 15 participants. Cuba is a hugely popular destination for our workshops, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To receive further information about Havana or to request a registration form, please contact: jack@jackpicone.comand/or stephendupont@bigpond.com

 

Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography at the NYPL

If you're in NYC go see this amazing exhibition. Two of my works from the "Why Am I A Marine?" series are in the show.

Public Eye, the first-ever retrospective survey of photography organized by NYPL, takes advantage of this moment to reframe the way we look at photographs from the past. What are some of the platforms and networks through which photographs have been shared? In what ways have we, as photography’s public and one of its subjects, been engaged over time? To what ends has the street served as a venue for photographic practice since its beginnings? And, of more recent concern, are we risking our privacy in pursuit of a more public photography? Ranging from photography’s official announcement in 1839 to manifestations of its current pervasiveness, this landmark exhibition, drawn entirely from the Library’s collections, explores the various ways in which photography has been shared and made public. Photography has always been social.


Creating Photo Artist's Books in the 21st Century - Workshop

As part of Photobook Melbourne Fair 2015 the CCP are hosting a new workshop with Stephen Dupont and Marshall Weber. Over two weekends February 14,15, 21, 22, - 2015, you'll be inspired and learn how to create innovative photo artist's books. For more details please go to Centre for Contemporary Photography.

 

For you Sydney folks, you'll also have a chance to do a 2 day workshop, February 28 - March 1st, 2015 at the Australian Centre for Photography.

 

Copyright: Marshall Weber

New Stephen Dupont Exhibition at Black Eye Gallery, Sydney

The new show "The White Sheet Series Vol. 1" is opening at Black Eye Gallery in Sydney from July 15, please feel free to come along and see his latest work from India. Polaroid portraits of Hindu pilgrims hand printed by Chris Reid at Blanco Negro and then hand stamped by the artist using traditional Indian wood fabric blocks. Below the artist with one of the mural prints on show.

Piksa Niugini Exhibition in Havana, Cuba

My Piksa Niugini exhibition opened up on May 21 in Havana's Museo Castillo de la Real Fuerza. It runs until early July and is an outdoor show with large scale prints of my Papua New Guinea work that hang along the castle's perimeter fence. I want to thank my main printing sponsor Poster Candy for making the amazing and beautiful prints. And thanks to my other supporters: Harvard's Peabodfy Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Radius Books, Canon Australia, 10x8 Gallery, Shayne Pearce, Cuban Embassy in Australia, the office of the Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana and all my Cuban friends who helped with the show.

Piksa Niugini review in The Eye of Photography

Take a look at Sara Rosen's amazing review of my latest book Piksa Niugini: Portraits & Diaries in The Eye of Photography.

"Indeed, epic is the perfect word to describe the world Dupont depicts, a world that dissolves at our fingertips. With each turn of the page we venture further inside a place that is unknown from the outside. These two volumes read as a visual poem of great depth and breadth, a poem of an ancient tradition that is spoken in languages entirely too original as to be understood upon a cursory glance. Each of Dupont’s photographs requires inner stillness and silence of the mind to absorb the brilliance of a nation that has maintained a distinct identity over millennia." - Sara Rosen.

Stephen Dupont 'A Haiyan Portfolio' in The New Yorker - January 2014

As the media storm fades around Tacloban and the devasting damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan locally known as Yolanda throughout The Philippines, The New Yorker has published a brief portfolio of the work of Stephen Dupont from his time spent on ground zero in November 2013.
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'Walking across the debris of broken wood, destroyed homes, and shops was like balancing on a tightrope. I wanted to capture not just the environmental damge and devastation but also the human tragedy,' he wrote.
'People sifting through the rubble for belongings or scrap wood to begin rebuilding a new home... The pressure this has on the human psyche must be immense. I saw one man standing in a small white building, the only structure left standing amongst the total collapse of everything else around. Why this one home?'
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The damage caused by Haiyan will take years of recovery and many areas unhighlighted in the media have been badly affected. With changes in the world's climate and greater storms an increasingly reality solutions to avoid the displacement and loss of human lives need to be found.  
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Anna Maria Antoinette D'Addario

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The New Yorker article can be read here.
   Photo by Stephen Dupont