Photojournalism/Documentary | Head On Photo Festival

Photojournalism/Documentary

China Love

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Olivia Martin-McGuire

Delmar Gallery

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/27/2018

Exhibition Description

This is a small selection from a long-term photo series I have been working on for the past two years in China. When I first arrived in Shanghai I began noticing couples on every street being photographed in flamboyant wedding costumes. When I delved deeper I discovered this was a curious window into understanding China.

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/27/2018

Head On Portrait Prize

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
40 Finalists

Festival Hub - Paddington Town Hall

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Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

Exhibition Description

The Head On Portrait Prize was established in 2004 with the aim of providing greater opportunities for both practising photographers and members of the public to view and exhibit high-quality photographic portraits. It is now one of the world’s biggest and most respected annual displays of portraiture and a pivotal part of Head On Photo Festival. In recent years, the exhibition has toured internationally. The judges look purely for images that encapsulate the essence of the subject and invite an emotional response from the viewer.

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

AMERICAN VISIONARY: JOHN F. KENNEDY’s LIFE AND TIMES

State Library of NSW

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

Exhibition Description

This exhibition depicts a golden age of photojournalism in America---and no single politician was photographed more than JFK. Photographers and news-reel cameramen used images of Kennedy and his young family to convey a vision of a new America---a sophisticated world power engaged in building a bright future for its citizens.

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Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

The Price of Gold

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Thom Pierce

Paddington Reservoir Gardens

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

Exhibition Description

In May 2016 the high court in Johannesburg decided that a class action lawsuit could be laid against 32 gold mining companies in South Africa. Three law firms represented a group of miners who were applying for this class action certification on behalf of all miners suffering from silicosis and pulmonary tuberculosis as a result of working in the gold mines. 

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

ON THE BANKS OF ZAYANDEH-ROOD

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Sina Arbabzadeh

Leichhardt Library

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/01/2018 - Wed, 05/30/2018

Exhibition Description

In Isfahan – the historic and third largest city in Iran-local citizens believe that the true spirit of city is placed between the banks of Zayandeh-Rood River, and specifically in the vicinity of Si-o-seh Pol Bridge. Everyday life around this bridge and banks of the river present a surreal and cinematic form of culture in which players are from all walks of life.

Zayandeh-Rood literally means "life giving river" which metaphorically shows how important it is for the people of this city.

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/01/2018 - Wed, 05/30/2018

George Harrison, Eric Clapton & Me: The Photography of Pattie Boyd

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Pattie Boyd

Blender Gallery

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Thu, 05/31/2018

Exhibition Description

A collection of personal and playful photographs of some of rock music’s greatest figures will be on display in Sydney this May as part of the city’s annual Head On Photo Festival.

Pattie Boyd was a successful fashion model in England during the 1960s and 1970s. 
In that time, she met and married both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, putting her in the enviable position of being able to take intimate photographs of some of the world's great musicians who came into their lives. 

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Sat, 05/05/2018 - Thu, 05/31/2018

AddOn 2018

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Group Exhibition

541 Artspace

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Tue, 05/15/2018

Exhibition Description

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.
 

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Tue, 05/15/2018

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Paula Bronstein

Festival Hub - Paddington Town Hall

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

Exhibition Description

Afghanistan has endured armed conflict to one degree or another since 1979 when the Soviet Union invaded. In the fall of 2001, the award-winning American photojournalist Paula Bronstein traveled to Afghanistan on assignment for Getty Images to document the U.S-led Occupation Enduring Freedom in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

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Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

Revolution Starts Here

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Jo-Anne McArthur, Paul Hilton, Nicola Bailey, Kim Kyung-Hoon, Dylan Martinez, Natalie D'Addurno, David Mercado, Sherwin Crasto

Ten Forty Seven

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Sat, 04/21/2018 - Sun, 05/13/2018

Exhibition Description

Curated as part of No Meat May, this inaugural exhibition uses powerful imagery from around the globe to explore, challenge and portray the big issues around our unsustainable consumption of meat. As well as featuring award winning photographers, the newly opened venue will also feature cooking demos, talks and documentaries.

Our consumption of meat and animal products has some devastating impact on others, and on our planet. No Meat May is a Sydney based campaign raising awareness around the issues, and actioning the people to change things up.

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Sat, 04/21/2018 - Sun, 05/13/2018

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Australian National Maritime Museum

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Fri, 04/13/2018 - Sun, 10/14/2018

Exhibition Description

INTIMATE PORTRAITS TO WILD LANDSCAPES

This world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open on 13 April 2018. 100 extraordinary images that celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years.

CHOSEN FROM 50,000 ENTRIES

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Fri, 04/13/2018 - Sun, 10/14/2018

2nd Amendment Cowboy.

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Daniel Gonçalves

Juniper Hall

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/27/2018

Exhibition Description

When I was a child, my younger sister and mother were held up at gunpoint in our Portuguese supermarket in Toronto, Canada. My mother broke her finger defending herself and my sister was traumatized for some time. The two men were never caught and mom bought a BB gun at K-Mart during a vacation in Florida shortly after. When we returned to Canada she would flash this fake gun in front of her customers, saying “tell them to come back, I’ve got something for them.” I remember thinking, if they ever come back, they will kill us all.

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Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/27/2018

Jon Lewis Classics

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Jon Lewis

The Millis (Arthead) Gallery

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/10/2018 - Sun, 05/27/2018

Exhibition Description

Jon Lewis is renowned for depicting everyday life with warmth and humanity and he has produced some of Australia’s most iconic images. His work has been exhibited widely in Australia and overseas and now comes full circle to his childhood hometown of Moss Vale.

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Thu, 05/10/2018 - Sun, 05/27/2018

Yokosuka Blue

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Kumiko Strahan

Scratch Art Place

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/03/2018 - Mon, 05/14/2018

Exhibition Description

I felt that something brought me to Yokosuka. Yokosuka used to be a fisherman's village, where the Black Ships visited, where shipyards, bunkers, and batteries were built. This land with a long history has been the landing points via ocean to bring new histories to this country.

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Thu, 05/03/2018 - Mon, 05/14/2018

A PHOTOGRAPHIC THEN AND NOW SERIES OF CHILDREN AFFECTED BY HIV/AIDS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Zoe Morley

The Incinerator

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/09/2018 - Sun, 05/27/2018

Exhibition Description

This is a story of then and now. Orphaned and abandoned children communally cared for in Natal, South Africa and their stories recaptured 10 years later. The exhibition highlights a selection of portraits shot in 2006 and 2016, of individual children then, young adults now.

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Wed, 05/09/2018 - Sun, 05/27/2018

AUSSIE STREET 2018

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Group Exhibition

541 Artspace

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Tue, 05/15/2018

Exhibition Description

Showcasing the best contemporary Australian street photography in 2018

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Tue, 05/15/2018