The Olivier Rebbot Award 2015

Stephen Dupont

Stephen Dupont

Best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines or books


AWARD NAME: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2015

RECIPIENT: Stephen Dupont


HONORED WORK: “Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars, 1993-2012”

The overall body of work is extremely compelling, and the quality and presentation of the book are impressive. Stephen Dupont offers historical context that could only come from a commitment and dedication to documenting life in a war-torn nation for nearly two decades.


A man cycles past the cliffs of Bamian. Two of the world’s oldest and largest Buddhas once stood here until they were destroyed by the Taliban in 1996. Bamian, Afghanistan, 2005.

An orphanage for boys and girls on the western outskirts of Kabul city for displaced children who have lost their families killed in the civil war. Afghanistan, 1995.

A Tajik refugee couple getting married inside Saki Refugee Camp, Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, 1993.

The Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud talking to his soldiers on a two-way jeep radio, Feyzabad, Afghanistan, 1998.

Early morning sunrise in Yangi Qale. Yangi Qale was one of Massoud's main rebel held areas in northern Afghanistan at this time, Afghansitan, 1998.

Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud with close friends after an early evening prayer service, Feyzabad, Afghanistan, 1998.

Afghan special forces searching a family compound for weapons or hiding taliban militants in the village of Gonbaz, Kandahar, Afghanistan, October, 2005.

A wounded Afghan boy who had been shot in crossfire during a battle between US soldiers and Taliban in Gonbaz village, Kandahar Province, October 1st, 2005.

US forces of the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade burn the bodies of two dead insurgents following an ambush on their convoy outside Gonbaz village, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan October 1st, 2005.

US Marines patrolling in Asadabad, Kunar province, Afghanistan, 2005.

Amputee Northern Alliance soldier on frontline at Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan, 1998.

An Afghan refugee woman walking through Shamsatoo Afghan Refugee Camp, Peshawar, Pakistan, January, 2001.


Citation Recipient: David Guttenfelder
Affiliation: National Geographic Magazine
Honored Work: “Damming the Mekong: Harnessing a River or Killing It”
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