Jack Picone is the recipient of several of photography’s most prestigious international awards. These include the World Press Photo Awards, the U.S. Photographer of The Year Award (POY), and the Mother Jones/IFDP Grant for Social Documentary Photography. His work has been exhibited and is held in major galleries and venues worldwide, including the prestigious Visa d’Or Reportage Festival in France, Australian War Memorial, State Library of N.S.W and National Portrait Gallery in Australia.
For the past 25 years, Picone has covered wars and major social issues in Asia, Africa and Europe. He is a co-founder of Australia’s REPORTAGE photography festival, a member of the collective SOUTH, and the founder of Communiqué, which is a series of documentary photography workshops in Asia. He has a master's degree in visual arts and a PhD in documentary photography at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. He also serves as a visiting professor in photography at universities in Australia and Hong Kong.
Picone’s training in photography was using black-and-white film and mastering traditional darkroom print making. Born in Australia, Picone is currently based in Bangkok and works globally.