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  • John Slaytor
    Fri, 23/05/2014
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  • John Slaytor
    Wed, 21/05/2014
    ©Joe Wigdahl When Joe Wigdahl turned up to shoot a story about the children’s hospice organisation and the families who rely on their resources...
  • John Slaytor
    Tue, 20/05/2014
    © Clare Bardsley-Smith It’s been a fabulous experience being part of this year’s Head On mobile photography competition, the first year Head On...
  • John Slaytor
    Fri, 16/05/2014
    First off I would like to thank Head On for choosing my work as a featured exhibition for this years festival and I'm honored to be writing a guest...
  • John Slaytor
    Wed, 14/05/2014
    Standstill, 2012. Pigment print © Johnan Willner A Head On featured exhibition, Boy Stories by Johan Willner,  ...
  • jonnylewis
    Fri, 9/05/2014
    © Leon Gregory This morning I awoke to the marvellous photographs of Leon Gregory on Head On’s Facebook page, and was completely absorbed. Here...
  • jonnylewis
    Thu, 1/05/2014
    © Max Dupain In these climes of “hero” photographs and “native” advertising I’m trying to get my head around what’s “good”. Given that some...
  • John Slaytor
    Thu, 1/05/2014
    No new parent wants to be told their baby isn’t quite as beautiful as they believe but sometimes they need to know before they spend a lot of time...
  • John Slaytor
    Wed, 30/04/2014
    © Chris Rainier For The Genesis Project, a Head On featured show at M Contemporary Gallery opening on 20 May, 19 prominent photographers have...
  • John Slaytor
    Mon, 28/04/2014
    ©Maria Flourou A guest blog by Maria Flourou, the creator of Head On's 2014 'hero' image that will be used on the cover of the Head On 2014...
  • jonnylewis
    Sat, 26/04/2014
    I wonder if “photo bombers” and “You Tubers” have any idea of Damien Parer’s contribution to Australia’s image of itself, one that is inextricably...
  • John Slaytor
    Wed, 23/04/2014
    “photography is closest to writing, not painting. It's closest to writing because you are using this machine to convey an idea. The image shouldn't...
  • John Slaytor
    Fri, 11/04/2014
    Wet and Wild at Uluru It’s the middle of winter in Australia’s Red Centre. The rain is smashing down in biblical proportions. I’m standing at the...
  • jonnylewis
    Thu, 10/04/2014
    The season for photography competitions now appears to be an all year thing. I remember years ago the “Fairfax” Awards were the only comp in town....
  • jonnylewis
    Thu, 3/04/2014
    © Chris Rainer The above title comes from the renowned ethnographic photographer/filmmaker Edward Sheriff Curtis. The North American Indians...
  • jonnylewis
    Fri, 28/03/2014
    'Samuel Beckett' © Jane Bown As a little boy Yoshihisa Maitani grew up close to Japan’s Inland Sea in sight of the mountains. First he tried...
  • jonnylewis
    Mon, 17/03/2014
    © Paul Trevor Friends showed me a little book last week, a photography book on kids. Sometimes I think the love we have for kids (and the love...
  • jonnylewis
    Sat, 8/03/2014
    © Nick Ut Jonathan May’s winning portrait ‘Stanford’ won’t go away, it hasn’t become yesterday’s news. It continues to challenge and amaze us...
  • jonnylewis
    Mon, 3/03/2014
    James Story, coal miner © Richard Avedon The Portrait (like The Nude) has morphed down the ages, its focus changing from What was there...
  • jonnylewis
    Tue, 25/02/2014
    Here we are with another Head On Festival descending rapidly to envelope us all (again) in the machinations of photography, with the usual suspects,...
  • John Slaytor
    Thu, 20/02/2014
    Benjamin Lowy - Mobile Photography Guru Photojournalist Benjamin Lowy is coming to Sydney to be part of Head On 2014   Benjamin...
  • John Slaytor
    Wed, 12/02/2014
    National Geographic Photographer Chris Rainier Head On 2014 is proud to present National Geographic Photographer Chris Rainier.  ...
  • moshe
    Tue, 10/09/2013
    'Acknowledged: Sydney's Homeless' Jennifer Blau exhibited in 2013 in Head On featured show 'See More Janes' and was a Head On Portrait Prize...
  • Lyndal Irons
    Mon, 2/09/2013
    900 photographers, 200 events, 100 venues - big results 2013 was the first year Head On collaborated with PR firm 6dc to maximise media attention...
  • Lyndal Irons
    Tue, 2/07/2013
    Featured Finalist: Peter Solness Sandstone Ridge, looking north. 2009 I began experimenting with torchlight to illuminate landscapes in 2008, but it...