We attended the Kids Art Workshop at the Museum and Art Gallery NT (MAGNT) on Saturday 13th of May 2017. This workshop was part of the Piksa Niugini public program. Piksa Niugini is Stephen Dupont's exhibition that is currently being held in Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory from 8 April until 18 June 2017. In Piksa Niugini, you can witness Stephen Dupont's journey through the Papua New Guinean Highlands, down the Sepik River and into the beating heart of Port Moresby.
Stephen Dupont is an Australian photographer who has produced hauntingly beautiful images of fragile cultures and marginalised people since 1989. This down to earth photographer is the recipient of many prestigious prizes, such as a Robert Capa Gold Medal citation from the Overseas Press Club of America, a Bayeux War Correspondent's Prize and first place 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.
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).
He is a Canon Master and frequently lectures and hosts masterclasses and workshops in Australia and around the world. His work has been featured in The New Yorker, Aperture, Newsweek, Time, GQ, Esquire, French and German GEO, Le Figaro, Liberation, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Independent, The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine, Stern, The Australian Financial Review Magazine and Vanity Fair.
Stephen Dupont aims to present an empathetic perspective through his work and capture the infrastructural decay of one of the world's most remote and misunderstood countries. He respects his subjects greatly and seeks to capture the human spirit with each frame he takes.
Some of Stephen Dupont's creation
Stephen Dupont has made numerous trips to Papua New Guinea (PNG) over the past decade, documenting its changing face and the powerful impact of globalisation on its traditional Melanesian society.
To witness Stephen Dupont's remarkable work, please come visit Piksa Niugini at Ken Waters Gallery, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory. Admission is free.
Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays and from 10:00am to 5:00pm on weekends and public holidays.