Jack Picone, born in Moree, New South Wales, is a internationally renowned photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Bangkok.
Picone covered eight wars in the 1990s, some several times over, including Armenia, Yugoslavia, Somalia, Rwanda, Palestine, Iraq, Liberia, Sudan, Angola and Soviet Central Asia.
Picone is credited as being part of a new wave of Australian photographers that matured in the 1990s, a group who not only reported on day-to-day events but the deeper social issues at hand. This is no more apparent than in Picone's more recent commitment to documenting the pandemic of HIV AIDS. His photographic practice is characterized by a non-intrusive and unhurried approach with his subjects, exemplified by his work in the remote Nuba Mountains, Sudan. Picone's ongoing documentary photography involves interacting freely with other people's lives, telling their story - first on a micro level, then providing a catalyst for communication between different cultures on a macro level.
Picone is a co-founder of Australia's REPORTAGE festival and the founder of The Jack Picone Photography and Stephen Dupont Documentary Workshops. He is the recipient of several of photojournalism's and documentary photography's most prestigious awards.
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