Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and Diaries

Photo by Stephen Dupont

From the series "Portraits" by Stephen Dupont, part of his Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography work.

May 2, 2013–Sept. 2, 2013

As the Museum’s 2010 Robert Gardner Photography Fellow, Stephen Dupont explored the human condition. Through photographs and artist’s journals, he documented the Westernization of traditional society in Papua New Guinea, from lawlessness in urban Port Moresby to cultural struggles throughout the Highlands and Sepik River region. The exhibition was an in-depth study of cultural erosion as well as a celebration of an ancient people.

Stephen Dupont is an Australian photographer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, and Rolling Stone, among other publications.

Piksa Niugini: Portraits and Diaries, the accompanying book—two volumes in a special slipcase (Peabody Museum Press/Radius Books)—is available at the Museum gift shop.

Learn more about Stephen Dupont and the Gardner Fellowship, and see a gallery of his Fellowship work.

See the related webinar "Photographic Moments: Past, Present, and Future in Papua New Guinea" webinar on June 27, 3012.