Peabody Museum opens Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and Diaries

. May 6, 2013

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University opens Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and Diaries an exhibition on view May 2, 2013 through Sept. 2, 2013.

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

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

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 is 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.

From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to precious artifacts of the ancient world, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere. www.peabody.harvard.edu

Category: Natural History

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