Photo Fund Winner Update: Jack Picone
In 2003 Jack Picone won the FiftyCrows IFDP award for his photo essay that looked at the AIDS epidemic in Thailand. The intention of his images was to give a voice to the courage and compassion of HIV-infected people who face social ostracism and stigmatization. For over a decade, Picone has been involved with photographing people and communities with AIDS as part of a London-based project called “Positive Lives.”
Picone has covered eight wars and photographed extensively in Yugoslavia, Somalia, Rwanda, Palestine, Liberia, Sudan, Central Asia, Europe, Australia and Thailand. His list of publications and awards rivals the countries he has traveled to and include World Press Photo, Amsterdam, Photographer of the Year, America and most recently UNESCO Documentary Award.
Picone resides in Bangkok and conducts photojournalism workshops throughout Asia. This year the workshop will take place in Australia from October 8th -13th in Sydney and between November 7th – 12th in Melbourne.
Jack Picone is currently working on a book titled “Blood and Love,” which overviews the past 25 years of his work.