Head On Photo Festival

© George Fetting
© George Fetting

During the month of May, Sydney will become a veritable orgy of photography courtesy of the Head On Photo Festival, turning the city into a living exhibition. Beside the various competition exhibitions, across the city, hundreds of other exhibition will be on show as part of the festival.

From the central festival hub in Lower Town Hall all the way to the Blue Mountains, Head On Photo Festival presents a cross-section of all the best and most cutting-edge photography on offer internationally. This year, just some of the stars include Michael Robinson Chavez of The LA Times and prominent Iranian photo artist, Gohar Dashti. The festival will also present a number of workshops including Creating & packaging your visual story, Movie Making for Photographers - Photoshop, Lightroom and Premier Pro and Plastic Camera Magic.

If you only visit one spot this year, head to the Festival Hub at Sydney Lower Town Hall. With 9 incredible exhibitions hand picked by festival director Moshe Rosenzveig from across the globe, the Festival Hub captures the photographic world at its most diverse. The Hub runs from 1 – 10 May.

Besides a number of exhibitons around the Sydney region, two major highlights of the festival this year include a masterclass and portfolio review. Click here for the full program.

Masterclass: For Inception to Publication - Creating and Packaging your Visual Story
Head On’s biggest workshop to date will be led by Getty photographer Benjamin Lowy, LA Times Chief Photographer Michael Robinson Chávez and Facebook Pages Picture Editor Marvi Lacar. Drawing together creative, commercial, freelance, photojournalistic, editorial and marketing perspectives gained from a combined 40 years in the industry. 

© Georges Pacheco
© Georges Pacheco

Portfolio reviews
Head On’s annual Portfolio Review pulls together a panel of industry experts from across the globe to review your portfolio and provide tips on how to break into the area of the industry you are working towards. Choose your preferred industry leaders from a list including gallery directors, curators, photojournalists and editors from institutions including The LA Times, NewsDay, Fairfax, Stills Gallery, Magnum Photography and The Brownbill Effect.
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© Davide Monteleone/VII 
ROMA - GENNAIO 2006, PAPA BENEDETTO XVI
© Davide Monteleone/VII ROMA - GENNAIO 2006, PAPA BENEDETTO XVI


 

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September

Through the use of black and white, Liz Loh-Taylor's pictures take the viewer on a documentary journey through remote locations across African, Pakistan, and Peru.

"Allusion & Illusion: the fantastical world of Valerie Sparks" is the first in a series of annual exhibitions that profiles and explores the work of William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize alumni.

October

Check out some of the biggest news stories of the last year as seen through the lenses of some of Australia's best press photographers.

The work from the overall winner, Tamara Dean, along with 44 other finalists will be on display at the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography exhibition.

November

The 2018 RMIT Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging End of Year Exhibition celebrates the passion and creative endeavours of the students.

"DOUBLE VISION", a new exhibition of black-and-white photographs by David Roberts and Jeremy Rabie, bridges the technological shifts that have transformed the medium to date.