The theme relates to urban gangs and criminals in the capital Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. It looks inside the world of cults and kustom and tribal culture: what happens to traditional society when urbanisation and globalisation take over. The portraits provide a window into the faces behind the facelessness of gang and criminal activities.
Stephen Dupont is a Sydney-based photographer. His work has been widely exhibited all over the world, including major solo exhibitions at the New York Public Library, USA; Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK; and Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. He has been the recipient of many prestigious prizes and awards including the Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. His work is held in private and public collections nationally and internationally including the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra; and the New York Public Library and Washington Library of Congress in the USA. He is represented by Contact Press Images, Booklyn, USA; Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK; Polka Gallerie, Paris, France; and Fahey/Klein Gallery, LA.
United Photo Industries (UPI) is a New York based nonprofit organization that works to promote a wider understanding of, and increased access to, the art of photography.
Since its founding in 2011, UPI has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by continuing to showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe. In its first seven years, UPI has presented the work of more than 2,500 visual artists in gallery exhibitions and public art installations worldwide.
Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea
Featuring: Stephen Dupont
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