• Image Credit:
    John Swainston
  • Head On Photo Festival
    Image Credit:
    Maggie Steber
  • Clover Moore
    Lord Mayor of Sydney
    "[Head On Photo Festival] has raised Australia’s – and in particular, Sydney’s – profile as a centre of excellence in photography and highlighted the talent that abounds in our community"
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  • John McDonald
    Sydney Morning Herald
    "Head On [Photo Festival] is simply too big and too popular to be ignored ... [it] confirms Sydney’s status as the event capital of Australia"
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    Steve Marshall

OPEN EXHIBITIONS

Past Finalists
Exhibition Space: The Gateway Building
Tom Williams
Exhibition Space: The Gateway Building
Stephen Dupont
Exhibition Space: The Gateway Building
Jo Dunlop
Exhibition Space: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
30 Finalists
Exhibition Space: Museum of Sydney
40 Finalists
Exhibition Space: Museum of Sydney
Australian primary and high-school students
Exhibition Space: Museum of Sydney
Liz Thompson
Exhibition Space: Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Katherine Griffiths
Exhibition Space: Sydney Jewish Museum

Welcome to the 8th annual Head On Photo Festival.

The Festival returns with another fabulous program packed full of exciting exhibitions, workshops and talks presented by a mix of Australian and international talent.

This year we welcome international presenters (and exhibiting artist/curators) Maggie Steber and Robin Schwartz – both Guggenheim Fellows; Natan Dvir, Roger Anis, Founder of Everyday Climate Change James Whitlow Delano and from Instagram, Q. Sakamaki.

I’m also pleased to present our revamped website with fantastic new features to help you navigate our program.

It’s going to be a great festival and I look forward to meeting to you.

Moshe Rosenzveig (Festival Director) 

FEATURED EXHIBITIONS

Headon in Numbers

843
Artists
147
Exhibitions
92
Locations
12500
People Hours