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Photojournalism/Documentary

Everyday Climate Change

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Global Instagrammers

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.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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Power of Sport by Getty Images

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Getty Images Photographers

Sports photography captures the moments we all go – "WOW". See what’s behind Getty Images powerful sports imagery, from the unexpected catches and crashes to the moments of triumph and defeat. Leading sports photographers at Getty Images captured the world's biggest sporting events - from the Olympic Games, to the unpredictable wins in soccer and tennis, to the breaking of baseball’s longest curse — these are the images that encapsulated the last year in sports.

 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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Unseen Everyday Japan

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Instagram / Everyday Japan

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.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/10/2017 - Fri, 06/09/2017
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Head On Portrait Prize

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
40 Finalists

The Head On Portrait Prize was established in 2004 to give both the public and photographers, both known and unknown, greater opportunity to view and exhibit high-quality photographic portraits. Today it is one of the biggest and most respected annual displays of portraiture in Australia, and the heart of Head On Photo Festival.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 07/02/2017
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Emily & Kate & Eddie & Reid

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

Emily and Kate had not initially planned to be pregnant at the same time. When Kate had troubles conceiving, she asked Emily to try. Emily became pregnant immediately, and in the three-week interim between her pregnancy and Kate winding down on her fertilization treatments, Kate became pregnant. They said that while it wasn’t what they had originally planned for, they were going to embrace the challenge head on and were excited about bringing two new additions to their home in Maplewood.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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In the name of religion

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Younes Mohammad

This series focused on the civilian cost of war and those who oppose Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). ISIS is a Salafi jihadist militant group that follows an Islamic fundamentalist, Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam.

While ISIS calls itself the real executer of Islamic rules, so many other Muslims blame them for diverging from Islamic rules and introducing a brutal Islam. ISIS attracted Jihadis from all around the world, even from non-Islamic countries.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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Closets Full of Dreams

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Roger Anis

Closets Full of Dreams looks into females’ closets, showing girls’ dreams and fears and illustrating their own stories from a society where women are facing danger, sexual harassment and oppression in the street every day.

It is a true story that affects most Egyptian women. They all have one item in their closet that they will never wear again because of the experiences she faces in the street or even behind closed doors of safe spaces.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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Platforms - Casula

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Natan Dvir

In this ongoing project, Natan Dvir explores the unique New York underground architecture and the people that temporarily pass through it. The opposite subway platform is often dissected by columns and visually resembles a developed roll of photographic film. One needs to scan across in order to see the complete picture. The space is fragmented into virtual display windows inviting a voyeuristic opportunity to gaze at commuters traveling in the opposite direction. Interactions, or lack of, manifest themselves in body language and spatial locations of the people observed.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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Freetown Fashpack – Touring exhibition from Bega Valley Regional Gallery

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Jo Dunlop

Aid worker Jo Dunlop travelled to Freetown in 2011. While working on the devastating health impacts of Sierra Leone's bloody civil war, Dunlop was captivated by the Sierra Leoneans’ unique fashion sense and strong personal style.
 
"The streets are teeming with some of the most resourceful, brave and outrageous fashion decisions ever made. In a country so commonly associated with civil war and blood diamonds and more recently Ebola, I felt inspired to show a different side to Sierra Leone and reveal an unlikely fashion hotspot."

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 04/29/2017 - Sun, 07/02/2017
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AddOn 2017

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Group

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.
 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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Spy/Spy

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Julien Mignot & Fred Stucin

Spy/Spy is a cross-look at Cannes Film Festival 2015 & 2016. It covers the dark side of Cannes, the glamour, the secrets & the wannabes. Spy/Spy is a same-same but different approach, with beautiful portraits and intriguing images that look deeply into the dark side of the cinema world.

There is an intense dialogue between what we see in the media, the aspirations of the wannabes and the shy stars fighting to protect their privacy.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Sat, 05/27/2017
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Not In Your Face

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Susan Barnett

In the series “Not In Your Face” the t-shirt is starkly evident but these photographs are not about the t-shirt per se. They are about identity, validation and perception. Each one of these people reveal a part of themselves that advertise their hopes, ideals, likes, dislikes, political views, and personal mantras. These individuals wear a kind of badge of honor/a trophy that say “yes, I belong to this group and not the other.”

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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Kings Cross 1970 – 1971: Rennie Ellis

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Rennie Ellis

Head On Photo Festival, Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive, and Mossgreen Gallery are pleased to showcase Kings Cross 1970-1971: Rennie Ellis, an exhibition of Rennie Ellis’ photographic observation of life in the infamous Kings Cross during the summer of 1970-71.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/09/2017 - Fri, 06/02/2017
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The Universe is Playful

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Elisabeth Schön

This place, pregnant with your presence

With all the clues you leave behind

I want to remember, before they slip my mind

And one day return to a room to find

It exactly the way I left it.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/11/2017 - Mon, 05/22/2017
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Through the Lens - 25 Years of Sight Restoration

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Michael Amendolia

Photographs by Michael Amendolia 

Sight is something most of the world takes for granted.

There are 32.4 million people in the world who are blind or vision impaired, but four out of five of them don’t need to be.

Photographer Michael Amendolia has more than 25 years’ experience making stories about restoring sight. It all started in 1992 in the courtyard of the Institute of Ophthalmology in Hanoi when on his first overseas assignment he captured the now iconic portrait of Fred Hollows with a young boy, Tran Van Giap.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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