Dr. Jack Picone
2009-2014 Griffith University, Queensland, Aus. PhD 2002-2006 Griffith University, Queensland, Aus. Master of Visual Arts 1971-1977 Waverly College, Waverly, Sydney High School Certificate
2012-Present Creative Director of The Jack Picone and Stephen Dupont Documentary Workshops 2009-2012 Lecturer in e-photojournalism at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia. Documentary photographer working in the Southeast Asian region. 2004-2009 Based in Thailand as freelance photojournalist. Clients include TIME, Newsweek, L’Express, Stern, the Daily Telegraph, and the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as corporate clients such as British Petroleum, the Commonwealth Bank and BHP. NGO clients include ActionAid (UK), Care International and UNESCO
Personal Website http://www.jackpicone.com
Founder of Jack Picone Photography Workshops http://www.jackpicone.net
2000-2004 Based in Thailand as photo-correspondent for Network Photographers photo agency, London (UK) 1998-2000 Based in Sydney, Australia as photo-correspondent for Network Photographers photo agency. Founder of Sydney branch of Network Photographers agency 1991-2000 Based in London working extensively on assignment in Africa, Former Yugoslavia and Russia for major newspapers and magazines 1987-1991 Staff photographer for the Sydney Morning Herald and Good Weekend magazine
2012 QUEENSLAND CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY “10x100: 10 Australian Photographers” 2011 BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE “The Nuba of Sudan.” 2010 AUSTRALIAN CENTRE OF PHOTOGRAPHY “War: South.” 2007 NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY AUSTRALIA: ‘Reveries Photography and Mortality’ 2007 UNIVERSITY OF BERKELEY 2007 at North gate Hall, ‘State of Place’ an exhibition of Life and Death on the Thai-Burma Border 2006 SHEFFIELD INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL reportage of ‘Vanessa’, a drag queen dedicated to promoting awareness of HIV 2006 FOTOFREEO FESTIVAL 2006 Audio Visual Projection of ‘1200 Miles: Life and Death on the Thai-Burma Border’. 2005 REPORTAGE FESTIVAL SYDNEY Projection of ‘1200 Miles Life and Death on the Thai-Burma Border. 2005 POSITIVE LIVES Positive Responses to HIV. An exhibition in situ on the platform of Madrid’s Central Railway Station 2004 VISA POUR L’IMAGE PERPIGNAN FRANCE Exhibition of 50 prints from personal book project ‘1200 Miles: Life and Death on the Thai-Burma Border’ 2004 ACTIONAID XV International AIDS Conference on Aids held in Bangkok. An exhibition to expose the extreme stigma attached to HIV/AIDS 2004 UNITED NATIONS HQ, NY Positive Lives Positive Responses to HIV 2003 FIFTY CROWS ‘Social change Photography’ at the Fifty Crows Gallery in San Francisco 2003 AUSAID ‘positive. negative’ an initiative to fight HIV/AIDS in neighboring countries. This exhibition toured regional and rural Australia 2002 AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY Witness: An Exhibition of Australian Photography at The ACP Sydney 2002 NETWORK 21 EXHIBITION ‘21 years of Photojournalism’ 2002 CONDE NAST TRAVELLER ‘Truth in Travel’ A group exhibition of fifty framed limited edition prints auctioned in aid of the Tusk Trust, which supports the conservation of African wildlife 2001 SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY, CAPE TOWN ‘Positive Lives’ a response to HIV/AIDS 2000 THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM ‘Body Art’, an exhibition about body adornment among indigenous peoples around the world. 1999 REPORTAGE ‘A celebration of Australian Photojournalism’ at The Valhalla Cinema, Sydney 1999 LEICA/CCP Documentary Photography Exhibition + Award at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne. This exhibition toured a further eight galleries around Australia 1999 POSITIVE LIVES ‘Positive Responses to HIV’. An exhibition to change attitudes about HIV/AIDS at the ASN Gallery Sydney 1995 VISA POUR L’IMAGE PERPIGNAN, FRANCE ‘Genocide Rwanda’ Audiovisual projection 1995 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ‘YES’ an exhibition of photographs dedicated to the resilience of the human spirit at the Myer Gallery, Melbourne. 1991 ‘SEE’ Exhibition of ten years work at The Green Iguana Gallery, Sydney
SELECTED BOOKS (AUTHOR OR CO-AUTHOR)
“10X100: FINEPIX X100 BY 10 AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS” T&G Publishing, Hardcover, 2011. “BLOOD AND LOVE” self-published book of 20 years of documentary photography, 2010. “WAR: A DEGREE SOUTH COLLECTION” T&G Publishing, Hardcover, 2009 “THIS DAY OF CHANGE: 132 Photographers Capture Hope” Courrier Japon, Kodansha, 2009. “REVERIES: PHOTOGRAPHY AND MORTALITY” Australian National Portrait Gallery, book to accompany exhibition, 2007. “PROUD TO BE NUBA: Faces and Voices, Stories of a Long Struggle” Code X Publishing, 2007. “24 STUDEN im Leben der katholischen Kirche,” Random House GmbH, Munich, 2005.
SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
The Walkley Awards, Australia, 2010 Finalist for Photographic Essay “Battle for Bangkok” on Red Shirt insurrection.
Amnesty International Media Award Finalist 2009 in “Excellence in Human Rights Reporting” on post-election violence in Kenya, Multimedia category
PX3 | PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS 2009 – 1st Place Category: Water.
UNESCO HPA (Humanity Photo Awards) 2006 Daily Life 1st Place, DocumentaryAward, “The Mountain People Time Forgot - The Nuba of Sudan”
World Press Photo Awards (Holland) 1st Place, Daily Life category
World Press Photo Awards (Holland) Honorable Mention, News category
Pictures of the Year International (US) 59th POYi “Surviving Aids”
Pictures of the Year International (US) "War Children of Bosnia"
Pictures of the Year International (US) 56th POYi "Riders of the Sea" Dhow boats inZanzibar
IFDP (International Fund for Documentary Photography) award for photo essay “Living with Aids” in Thailand.
LEICA/ CCP DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION + AWARD 1999 Finalist
Australian Best Commisioned Magazine Photography 1999 Category: Portraiture1998
DR. JACK PICONE - ARTIST STATEMENT
Documentary photography enables me to approach people from cultures vastly different to my own and communicate with them.
As, I document people to tell their stories, further communication is exchanged between them and myself and finally when those photographs or that body of work is published in a faraway place, it becomes a catalyst of communication between two or more cultures.
I like the idea that my reportages can be a conduit of understanding between different cultures in different places.
Photography allows me to live freely and approach and interact with people free of prejudice.
I see myself as a storyteller.
My photographs are both the ‘visual footprints’ of my own life and the stories of others - that I have told.