Stephen Dupont is an Australian artist, photographer and documentary filmmaker working mostly on long-term personal projects. Born in Sydney in 1967, Stephen grew up in the western suburbs and Southern Highlands under tough social conditions and displacement, with social worker parents, who were full-time carers of state wards. Stephen is recognised around the world for his concerned photography on the human condition, war and climate. His images have received international acclaim for their artistic integrity and valuable insight into the people, culture and communities that are fast disappearing from our world.
“Photography is the closest thing I know to exploring the unknown; we’re explorers of light aren’t we?” Words of wisdom, encouragement and inspiration from one of the great photojournalistic witnesses of the past two decades
Andrew Ellis of MediaStorm has won Multimedia Photographer of the Year honors at the 73rd anual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition, while National Geographic has won Documentary Project of the Year and the Angus McDougall Overall Excell
Photographer Stephen Dupont is of a rare breed. He infiltrated a raskol community, and documented the rough and ruthless individuals involved in Papua New Guinea’s gang life. His new book, Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea, presents formal portraits of members of the Kips Kaboni (Scar Devils), Papua New Guinea’s oldest criminal gang
There’s been a bit of chatter about town debating the winning image (above) in the 2010 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize worth $80,000. There’s universal agreement that the winner, Dean Sewell is an exceptional photographer and that the sole judge, Stephen Dupont is also extremely well credentialed both as a photographer and as someone suitable to judge this kind of award.