Steven Dupont for The Australian
I was lucky enough to have the chance to photograph a long time photographic idol of mine recently to illustrate a piece written for The Australian by Carmel Melouney.
I caught Stephen Dupont before he boarded a train from Penn Station, Manhattan to Boston where he was headed to hang the work he’d shot after being awarded the prestigious Robert Gardner Fellowship in 2010.
Granted by Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the $US50,000 prize enabled Dupont to continue and develop his ongoing affinity with Papua New Guinea, where he made five trips during 2011 for what will make up the exhibition and a book published by Peabody Press.
To read the story in The Australian, CLICK HERE to download a PDF.
Aside from his incredible work in places like PNG and Afghanistan (for which he was awarded the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography), Dupont is at the helm of the Reportage Festival which will begin in Sydney from May 25th.
The festival will showcase work by some of the worlds leading photojournalists and include workshops, lectures, exhibitions and public projections.
For more info visit the Reportage website.