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Stephen Dupont, 2018

by Simon Harsent

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 Finalist

I first met Stephen Dupont eight years ago; I regard him as one of Australia’s finest photographers. I’ve always found Stephen a very humble and passionate person – sometimes aloof, but in an intriguing way. When I saw his one-man show a few years ago, I saw a different side of him, and it gave me some insight, some partial understanding of the complexities of being a war photographer. To me, this portrait sums up the complex intensity of Stephen. Coincidentally, the sitting took place on September 11th this year (2018), a date in history that holds significance for both of us.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Other NPPP photos from Simon Harsent

Janai and Josh, 2011 by Simon Harsent
NPPP 2012 Finalist
Portrait of Ingvar Kenne, 2012 by Simon Harsent
NPPP 2013 Finalist
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