Dupont was born in Sydney, Australia in 1967. Since beginning his photographic career in 1989, he has produced photo essays from dozens of countries, including some of the world’s most dangerous regions: Afghanistan, Angola, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, India, Israel, Iraq, Rwanda, Somalia, and Zaire. Dupont’s reportage has earned him photography’s most prestigious prizes, including a Robert Capa Gold Medal citation from the Overseas Press Club of America, a Bayeaux War Correspondent’s Prize and first places in the World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International and the Australian Walkleys and Leica/CCP Documentary Award. In 2007 he was awarded the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography for his ongoing project on Afghanistan.
Dupont has exhibited his work in London, Paris, New York, Sydney, Canberra, Tokyo, Shanghai, and at Perpignan’s Visa Pour L’Image Festival. In 1999 he was a co-founding member of the first festival of photojournalism in Australia: REPORTAGE- A Celebration of Australian Photojournalism.
Dupont is the author of several books, STEAM – India’s Last Steam Trains and FIGHT- a global retrospective on traditional wrestling. He joined Contact
Press Images in 1997 and is based in Sydney.