- Season Two: Breaking Down Barriers with Photography
“Taking photographs helped me break down barriers."
Over two decades, the award-winning Canon Master Stephen Dupont has been a champion for the people of fragile and marginalised cultures through his hauntingly beautiful and intimate photographs of humanity.
“My earliest memories of photography are of travelling around the world when I was 18. I just had this desire to go and see the world and see what was going on beyond my own country.”
Stephen’s renowned for capturing the dignity of people in his stories, often in some of the most dangerous conflicts and situations. And it’s his unique photographic insight that truly uncovers some of the culture and communities that have existed for hundreds of years, yet are fast disappearing from our world.
“I think it was through taking photographs that allowed me to break down barriers and to explore and to meet people. And I just found this real passion. I found this real love of photography.”
In Episode 3 of Tales by Light Season 2, Stephen attempts to break down a new barrier. He’s seeking a new perspective on death—to see if he can uncover a more natural view of the subject that has overshadowed his entire working life. Stephen poses the question: Will he ever be able to see death and life in the same way?
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Underwater photographer and Tales by Light explorer Eric Cheng is spell-bound by the majesty of the sea. Read his story here.
Behind every powerful image, is a powerful story. In this new three-part documentary series, go behind the lens with Angela and Johnathan Scott from Big Cat Diary, underwater photographer and publisher of WetPixel Eric Cheng, and war photographer Stephen Dupont.
Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales by Light offers a rare glimpse into the eyes and minds of some of Australia and the world’s best photographic storytellers.