Jack Picone is an editorial and documentary photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. He holds a MVA, (High Dist.) from Griffith University in Australia.
Picone has over two decades of experience working in scores of countries, including some of the world’s most dangerous places: Israel, Angola, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Soviet Central Asia and the former Yugoslavia. His clients have included, German Geo, Stern, De Spiegel, The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, L’Express, Granta, Colors Magazine among others.
For the last decade, Picone has been committed to documenting the pandemic of HIV/AIDS for the London-based Terence Higgins AIDS Trust as part of the Positive Lives project.
He is the recipient of some of photography’s most prestigious awards in photojournalism, including World Press Photo, Photographer of The Year Award (POY), the Fifty Crows Grant for social documentary photography, a UNESCO Documentary Award, and 1st Place in the PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris Awards 2009. His work has been exhibited and projected several times at the prestigious Visa pour l’Image in Perpignon, France.
He works on global assignments and is the founder of The Jack Picone Photography Workshops, a series of regular photojournalism workshops tutored by world-renowned photographers focusing on the Asian region.