Stephen Dupont was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1967. Over the past two decades, Dupont has produced a remarkable body of visual work; hauntingly beautiful photographs of fragile cultures and marginalized peoples. He skillfully captures the human dignity of his subjects with great intimacy and often in some of the world’s most dangerous regions. 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.
Dupont’s work has earned him photography’s most prestigious prizes, including a 2005 Robert Capa Gold Medal citation and the 2015 Olivier Rebbot Award from the Overseas Press Club of America; a Bayeux War Correspondent’s Prize; and first places in the World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, the Australian Walkleys, and Leica/CCP Documentary Award. 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.
In 2017 his one man theatrical show "Don't Look Away" world premiered at the Museum of Old & New Art (MONA) as part of Mona Mofo (MONA's festival of Music and Art). Performances continued at Sydney's Eternity Playhouse Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art MCA and at the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Dupont has twice been an official war artist for the Australian War Memorial for his photography, with commissions in The Solomon Islands (2013) and Afghanistan (2012).
Would you like to do a PhotoTour with Stephen Dupont?
Australia’s leading luxury photo tour company, Fotoworkshops is giving 8 lucky people the opportunity of a life time. Now we know those terms get thrown around a lot but when we say the location of the Photo Tour is Afghanistan, I think you can appreciate this is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Fotoworkshops have carefully researched the tour, you will visit Afghanistan’s most important and fascinating destinations including Kabul, Bamiyan and the unforgettably dazzling blue lakes of Band-e-Amir, the western city of Herat, the Panjshir Valley and the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif where we will join in the festival of Nawruz (New Year) and attend a tournament of Buskashi, the thrilling national sport for fearless horsemen and their steeds.
Come join Stephen on this Adventure to Afghanistan Photo Tour as we explore a magical land that has for centuries, seen empires come and go, that has been a key destination for many travellers from the days of the ancient Silk Routes to the Hippy trail of more recent times.