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Sean Fennessy: Invisible People

Sean Fennessy: Invisible People


Head On Portrait Prize 2011 finalist Sean Fennessy is a 30-year-old Tasmanian living in Melbourne primarily working in editorial and commercial portraiture. A partnership with Kickstart Arts allowed him to spend six months investigating the lives of Tasmanians with Acquired Brain Injuries.

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Mayu Kanamori: Live Photography

Mayu Kanamori: Live Photography

Mayu Kanamori felt her photography was an intrusion on live performance - until she found a way to incorporate her movement and shutter sounds. She performs with Embedded at CuriousWorks, Suite 402 11 Randle St Surry Hills on May 18.

What is involved in “live” photography?

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Andy Adams & Larissa Leclair: In Conversation with Adriana Teresa, FotoVisura

Andy Adams & Larissa Leclair In Conversation with Adriana Teresa, FotoVisura

Andy Adams is the founder and editor of FlakPhoto.com. Larissa Leclair is an independent photography writer, curator, and collector, and founder of the Indie Photobook Library.

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An interview with Graham Miller

Graham Miller is a photographic artist and co-founder of FotoFreo a biennial international festival of photography based in Fremantle, Western Australia. His work has been exhibited internationally and throughout Australia, including Pingyao International Festival of Photography China, Recontres Photographie Internationale de Niort France, Kaunas Photo Lithuania, F/Stop Festival Leipzig Germany, Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Photography Gallery of Western Australia. 

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Best Lessons in Photography - Alfonso

Above: Leh temple,Ladakh India. Alfonso Perez de Velasco.

This week we asked Head On Landscape Prize Winner, Alfonso Perez de Velasco what his best lesson in photography is.

Alfonso says, "There are two big lessons I have learnt from Photography. The first one is that we all have the same needs, wants and fears no matter our ethnicity credo or origin. 

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Best Lessons in Photography - Molly

Our Portrait Prize 2015 Winner, Molly Harris, is sharing her best lesson in photography! 

What is the best lesson you ever learnt about photography? 

Molly says, 

"Documentary photography has always been my passion and I have a strong interest in community, culture and marginalisation. Photography allows me to explore these issues and tell my subjects stories.

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From inception to completion- what publication platform works for your photography?

Choosing the right platform through which to promote your photography or finesse your visual story is but one of many challenging decisions facing the modern photographer.  Head On partner PDN Magazine talks to Instagram Editorial Director Pamela Chen about the power of Instagram to photography, as a platform for exposure and experimentation

 

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Head On Awards Image Formatting

 

A photographer's greatest strength is their vision. Unfortunately, somewhere between eye, lens, monitor, printer and gallery wall this vision can get lost. With so many different channels an image must pass through, it's a bit like visual chinese whispers.The image requirements for the Head On Awards have been specified to ensure that what the judges see is as close to the original as possible.

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