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Our board brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom.

Past highlights and testimonials.

A small but devoted team working hard to produce incredible results. 

See, Learn and Do with Head On Photo Festival.

Their generous support makes it all possible – THANK YOU!

WATCH OUR HEAD ON PHOTO AWARDS 2015 VIDEO

Head On Photo Festival is Australia's most prestigious photography event and one of the world’s leading photography festivals. It is also Australia’s only annual photography festival.

Held in Sydney over three weeks, it hosts numerous free events and exhibitions, low-cost workshops and talks led by Australian and international industry professionals and artists.

The Festival encompasses the prestigious Head On Awards (Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Student Prizes) with the 2017 Prize Packages valued at over $50,000.

Each year, the Festival presents the works across all genres of over 900 local and international photo-artists at more than 100 venues across Sydney and regional areas.

The Festival has also presented artists in exhibitions toured interstate and internationally to the US, China, India, The Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand, and engaged a global audience of more than 1 million people.

With a philosophy of inclusivity and fair play, work submitted for exhibition in Head On Photo Festival is judged without the artists’ names thereby enabling the work to stand on its own merit. As a result, the festival is one of the very few platforms providing invaluable (if not otherwise unattainable) opportunities to emerging and established artists alike.

Attracting a plethora of artists to exhibit from prestigious and highly acclaimed photographers including Magnum’s David Alan Harvey and National Geographic’s Chris Rainier, and Australia's own Tracey Moffat and Murray Fredricks to students embarking on a career, Head On Photo Festival occupies a unique and vital place on the Australian arts calendar.

The festival, presented by the non-profit organisation Head On Foundation has run annually since 2010.

ambassadors
& advisory board

Partner, Minter Ellison
Director at Watsonville
VP & Executive Leadership Team,Optus
General Manager at IBM Asia Pacific
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
FESTIVAL ADVISORY BOARD
Strategy,Marketing & Comms,Thinking+Doing
Senior Crown Prosecutor

selection committee

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OUR DEDICATED

FESTIVAL TEAM FOR 2016

Anita Schwartz
Babak Saraie
Charles McKean
Darren Kwok
David Wesson
Fiona Wolf
Jason Morris
Jelena Stipanicev
Joel Rosenzveig Holland
Jon Lewis
Lauran Vohmann
Mick Collopy
Noa Rosenzveig
Peter Cramer
Richard Porst
Sarah Jane Borean
Willough MacFarlane

2016 PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Major Partners

Major Venue Partners

DISTINGUISHED PARTNERS

Printing Partners

Professional Partners

Media Partners

Cultural Partners

SUPPORTERS