These photographs (and the others on exhibit) documented an everyday scene that struck me in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as the light was fading. I was leaving the School of Public Health run by BRAC, one of the largest and most impressive NGOs in the world, and noticed the large numbers of people coming across the lake from Korail slum to the city. The constant change, textiles, colours, movement, reflection on the water, the lights, sheer number of people, and the rubbish on the foreshore grabbed my attention. People were coming to the city to work, to shop, to eat, to make a living… It was dus
The Head On Screenings will show a selection of works from local and international photography collectives, festivals and photographers from May 6-14 in the festival hubs. Featuring short films and videos from: LensCulture, Alexia Foundation, Eva Collins, Annette Willis, Photo Festival Leiden, Werner Mansholt , Raphael Korman, Friso Spoelstra & 24 Hour Project.
Paul was officially given his first film camera at the age of five, but has been playing with cameras since he was two years old.
Born in the the UK in 1968, Paul bought his first DSLR in 2003. Freelancing for various UK regional and national newspapers, he moved to Perth, Western Australia in 2007.
In 2015 he commenced a Bachelor of Contemporary Art at Edith Cowan University and was first invited to exhibit with the Head On Photo Festival in 2016. he prefers not to say too much about himself, instead letting his photographs do the talking.
Rough and Cut is a photographic exploration offering a vivid perspective on the mining town Coober Pedy and it’s desert surroundings – photographed in 2015. Located 850 kilometres north of Adelaide, the town's isolation is palpable throughout the photographs, suffused with a strange dreamlike quality. Infamous for its underground housing and opal mining, an inhospitable heat forces residents to shelter within – and under – the land, creating unique and intriguing scenes.
“Shark Bay”, Remy’s latest series showcases the stunningly beautiful kaleidoscope of colour and diversity of the Western Australian coastline. The aerial perspective of UNESCO World Heritage listed Shark Bay is captured from a Cessna 182 with the doors taken off allowing Remy to lean out of the plane and photograph a true birds eye view of Australia’s most western point spanning over 5.4 million acres. The landscape of Shark Bay is all the more striking when seen from the air, especially when flying at 5000 feet.
Everyday Climate Change is a photographic project carried out by a diverse group of photographers from 5 continents documenting climate change.
The exhibition is installed in 32 shopfronts along Oxford Street, Paddington as part of 'Head On To Paddington' by Head On Photo Festival in association with Everyday Climate Change and Instagram.
Unseen Everyday Japan is a photo exhibition showing an alternative vision of contemporary Japanese life through Instagram. The photos span from picturesque cultural and street scenes, to more complex social and political issues. Documentary photographer Q. Sakamaki curated the images from @EverydayJapan, an official Instagram account of the global photography project, The Everyday Projects, which depicts everyday life through the eyes of its contributors.
The Head On Landscape Prize and NSW Parliament Landscape Photography Prize was launched in 2013 to encourage a new perspective of an old genre to push creative boundaries and promote work that is informed, but not limited, by traditional practices.
Head On has a broad approach to ‘Landscape’ which encompasses ‘large vista’ images of the natural environment (land or sea), urban or industrial settings. It may include people but are ‘incidental’ rather than the main subject matter.
AddOn is a non-competitive, anonymous, photographic exhibition curated by Charles McKean and Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig.
One of the core events of Head On Photo Festival, AddOn showcases a diverse and exciting range of square images, taken by more than 100 photographers spanning professionals, artists, enthusiasts, celebrities and politicians.
Shown without any titles or photographer credits, viewers interpret the images at face value and bring their own meanings to them.
Growing up in an urban environment has led Dutch photographer Astrid Verhoef to investigate and question her connection to nature. Placing herself in various landscapes around the world, she feels both a sense of connection and disconnection at the same time – out of place, yet peaceful and grounded.
Pierre Radisic works with the limitations of a singular subject - the seascape - and its meagre components: sand, wooden fences, painted pipes, concrete blocks, the dark blue distant sea, and those impenetrable thick blue skies.
In his work, he combines these elements to construct a reality that is both sophisticated and minimal at the same time, offering a new definition of what ‘landscape’ is.
Pierre Radisic is a Belgian visual artist based in Barcelona.
Hutong is a precious testimony of a lost past and brings to light melancholy memories of time passing. Once graceful and refined lanes, the hutongs are rapidly vanishing due to the destructive process of Beijing's urban development.
I am a nudist on some level. I go topless at the beach, I love skinny dipping and Darwin is so damn hot it’s easier to do the house work in the nude. Still, getting rid of all my clothing to spend the day with a group of grey nomads was daunting.
I was curious to know more about the lives of nudists. What did they do for work? Were they full or part time nudists? Were they always nudists or did they decide at a point in their lives to become nudists? Did their families know? What do you do on a nudist retreat?
I was fortunate to discover the enjoyment and power of the photographic image from a young age … from the day when I was about eleven years old and nagged my parents to buy my first camera … a plastic VP Twin camera from Woolworths for two shillings and sixpence. This exhibition begins with that very day decades back and tracks, in photographs and words, the development of my photographic work across a wide variety of situations and genres … and wielding a progression of various bits of camera kit.