November exhibitions | Head On Photo Festival

Printed Festival - November 2020

A message from the Festival Director

No need to state how difficult this year has been for everyone, especially for those in the arts.

I am very proud of our team who within a month, created and delivered Head On(line) Photo Festival 2020 - the first online photo festival in the world as a response to COVID19 - and we were so glad to receive your fantastic feedback telling us how much you got out of the experience.

In a challenging year, we are now especially thrilled to be able to present a physical series of beautiful and topical exhibitions at iconic outdoor locations and indoors at selected venues throughout November.

This iteration of the Festival, this time in print, includes 52 exhibitions at Bondi Beach, the Paddington Reservoir Gardens and selected galleries across Sydney. We will also present encore presentations from our online Festival program.

I encourage you to support the Festival and our artists by visiting the exhibitions and by purchasing prints and books.

Moshe Rosenzveig OAM
Head On Photo Festival Artistic Director

Visit Head On Photo Festival in print across 25 venues in Sydney, including Bondi Beach and Paddington Reservoir Gardens

Festival dates: 9-30 November 2020

Explore the physical series of fantastic exhibitions by Australian and international photographers below - please click on the individual exhibitions below for exact dates and locations

When travelling to and visiting exhibitions please follow COVID-19 restrictions.

Discover or revisit our series of fantastic online talks, discussions and workshops through Head On Demand

All exhibitions and online events are presented free of charge - donate now to support the Festival and artists.

Exhibiting photographer(s): Sony Alpha Awards finalists
The Alpha Awards bring together the greatest images from across Australia and New Zealand, captured on Sony Alpha cameras and lenses.
Dates of Exhibition: Fri, 06/11/2020 to Sun, 06/12/2020
Exhibiting photographer(s): Sandy Edwards
Sandy Edwards is known for her role as Director of ARTHERE which supports photographers have exhibitions in Sydney’s art world.
Dates of Exhibition: Tue, 10/11/2020 to Sun, 15/11/2020
Exhibiting photographer(s): Australian Photojournalists
A celebration of the best of Australian photojournalism, the Paper Tigers exhibition features sixty images from sixty of the best Australian photojournalists.
Dates of Exhibition: Wed, 11/11/2020 to Sun, 22/11/2020
Exhibiting photographer(s): Blender artists
Music photography elicits an emotional reaction that is unique to all of us. It is no more than one-second of life at the time it takes to click the shutter.
Dates of Exhibition: Mon, 09/11/2020 to Tue, 24/11/2020
Exhibiting photographer(s): Wildlife photographers
Internationally-acclaimed exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world's best nature photography exhibition, is even BIGGER and BETTER than ever in 2020, brought to you in partnership wi
Dates of Exhibition: Fri, 06/03/2020 to Thu, 28/01/2021
Exhibiting photographer(s): Nikolaos Menoudarakos
“I have been shooting the drag queen scene of Athens for the last four years. “Comfortably Wild” is an ongoing project about an existing, real-world that is unknown to many of us. 
Dates of Exhibition: Fri, 06/11/2020 to Sun, 06/12/2020
Exhibiting photographer(s): Brett Leigh Dicks
Nuclear Landscapes is a series that documents topographies across the United States associated with atomic energy.
Dates of Exhibition: Fri, 06/11/2020 to Sun, 06/12/2020
Exhibiting photographer(s): UTS Students
In the middle of a summer marked by raging bushfires and unprecedented drought, four groups of journalism students from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) set out across NSW - to see how reg
Dates of Exhibition: Mon, 02/11/2020 to Fri, 13/11/2020
Exhibiting photographer(s): Asher Milgate
Have you ever looked out onto a landscape and tried to describe it to someone?  
Dates of Exhibition: Mon, 19/10/2020 to Tue, 27/10/2020
Exhibiting photographer(s): Ilan Wittenberg
‘From Here to Africa’ is a collection of captivating portraits of the Maasai people from Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater, Ndutu Plains and Serengeti National Park.
Dates of Exhibition: Mon, 16/11/2020 to Sat, 05/12/2020
Exhibiting photographer(s): Du Choff
A decade ago, Dutch photographer Guido Benschop’s alter ego Du Choff was born. In a period of depression and mood swings, there was a strong need for depth in his work.  
Dates of Exhibition: Mon, 09/11/2020 to Sun, 29/11/2020
Exhibiting photographer(s): Odette Cavill
During the making of this series, it was interesting to find that not one person mentioned I might be overstepping boundaries.  Not one person hinted they thought it politically incorrect or social
Dates of Exhibition: Mon, 09/11/2020 to Sun, 29/11/2020