National Library of Australia
||Book [text, still image, volume]
||[Austinmer, NSW] : Stephen Dupont, 2013
94 unnumbered pages : photographs (some colour), portraits ; 30 cm + 1 single photograph 26 x 21 cm (in 29 x 23 cm folder) (all in 33 x 26 x 7 cm clamshell box)
An artist's book presented as a photo documentary of the indigenous peoples of Papua New Guinea. It shows a range of people from the different regions and ethnic groups of Papua New Guinea in improvised studio portraits, mostly in front of a white (or less frequently black) bed sheet. This work was undertaken with the support of the 2010 Robert Gardner Fellowship of Photography from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University.
"A Bordertown book"—p. .
Limited edition of 15 copies signed by the photographer.
The single photograph housed in the folder is a black and white silver gelatin print printed by Chris Reid, Sydney, 2013.
Library's SR copy is no. 4/15.
||Dupont, Stephen - Travel - Pictorial works. | Indigenous peoples - Papua New Guinea - Pictorial works. | Documentary photography - Papua New Guinea. | Photography, Artistic. | Artists' books - Australia. | Papua New Guinea - Social life and customs - Pictorial works. | Australian
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