HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE photo exhibition opens today

Artist Ben Quilty with his dog Betsy, 2016.

Artist Ben Quilty with his dog Betsy, 2016.

Here There & Everywhere features photographic works from three separate projects, brought together by common threads: visual storytelling and a deep connection with people and their places.

‘The Australians’ by Stephen Dupont reveals life beyond the usual official portraits, literally throwing off the white backdrop on his subjects, including David Field (actor), Anthony Mundine (boxer), and Ben Quilty (artist).

‘Dream Summer’ by Tom Williams captures gentle scenes of humanity, taken spontaneously with a simple plastic-lens camera on a road trip around his hometown of Wollongong and surrounds.

Lastly, a retrospective of the Head On Portrait Prize features all of the winners, plus some of the best entries, from 2004 to 2016. These are images from both emerging and professional photographers that tell a story – evoking emotions without ever prescribing to the viewer what or how to feel.

Open daily from 5th to 31st May at Wollongong Central during centre trading hours, the exhibition is free of charge and is complemented by two free workshops with Tom Williams (13th May) and Stephen Dupont (20th May).

Here There & Everywhere is curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery and presented with Wollongong Central as part of Head On 2017.

 

Visit www.ambushgallery.com or www.wollongongcentral.com.au for more information.

Tales By Light 2

Tales By Light Series 2 launches today on Netflix. My episode follows me through the city of Varanasi and the deserts of Namibia exploring rituals of death. 

Don't Look Away preview

Thanks to the media, my friends and colleagues who came along last night to support the preview launch of my new one man show "Don't Look Away" at Darlinghurst's Eternity Playhouse Theatre. Special thanks to all the wonderful folks at Canon Australia who are the backbone of my show, Roshan, Natasha, Kate, Chris, Alan, Steve, Jason...and many more. There would be no show without the amazing collaboration with these talented folks as well, my beautiful partner Elizabeth, David Field, David Bridie, Untitled Films and Jacques Menasche. 

After a successful premiere at MONA's Mofo festival in January my show comes to Sydney as part of the Vivid Festival where I'll be performing four shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). Dates for these shows to be announced soon.

Black Harvest Revisited with Bob Connolly

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Following on from our short film Family Matters for ABC's Foreign Correspondent program late last year last week the Australian Financial Review Magazine came out with our printed story called No Country For Old Men. The work Bob and I have been doing has been to retrace Bob's journey through making his three seminal PNG films twenty five years after. Finding the film's original characters and finding out their stories now whilst looking at Bob's relationship with them. 

Have a listen to Bob Connolly's radio interview yesterday on ABC Radio National with Geraldine Doogue.

 

POYi Photography Book of the Year

Humbled to be awarded this years Picture of the Year International's Best Photography Book Award for my Steidl book "Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars 1993 - 2012". Congratulations to the amazing Ken Light as well who received a special recognition for his book "What's Going On?"

Cuba Workshop: Last Chance to Register

Last chance, to register for our Havana, Cuba Workshop!

Deadline for registrations is Tuesday, Sept. 8th.

Don't miss this special opportunity to join us in Havana before it all changes. This is the last opportunity to document and experience Cuba before it transitions into modernity.

Secure a place with a simple US$500 deposit.

We will fast track your photography authorship to a higher aesthetic.

All enquires to Stephen Dupont - stephendupont@bigpond.com and Jack Picone - jack@jackpicone.com

©Stephen Dupont 2015.

1 Day Documentary Photography Workshop

Letting folks know that I wil be doing a rare one day documentary photography workshop during the Ballarat International Foto Biennale this August 24 between 10am and 5pm. Cost per student is only $200. If anyone is interested in attending, please register on the BIFB website. Here is the direct link below,

http://ballaratfoto.org/event/workshop-the-documentary/

Tacloban, The Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, 2013.                                            ©Stephen Dupont 2015.

Exclusive book signing at Ballarat International Foto Biennale, August 22.

I will be signing copies of my new book by Steidl titled Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars 1993 - 2012. Hot of the press this will be a first time signing of the book. Come along to the Art Gallery of Ballarat on Saturday August 22nd between 2pm and 3pm to purchase books. I will also have some of the last limited edition copies of Piksa Niugini available and more of my books. 

My first book with Steidl

My first book with Steidl, Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars 1993 - 2012 is now available worldwide. Making a book with Gerhard was one of the great moments of my life, the man is a genius!

 

Bookmarked Exhibition at Stills Gallery

I was honored to be selected in the exhibition Bookmarked recently held at Stills Gallery in Sydney. Curated by Bronwyn Rennex the show presented a contemporary collection of photography artist books from photographers including Deidre Brollo, Anna Ferran and Trent Parke.

 

 

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.