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Photojournalism/Documentary

Kings Cross 1970 – 1971: Rennie Ellis

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Rennie Ellis

Mossgreen Sydney

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/09/2017 - Fri, 06/02/2017

Exhibition Description

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.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/09/2017 - Fri, 06/02/2017

The Universe is Playful

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Elisabeth Schön

gaffa

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/11/2017 - Mon, 05/22/2017

Exhibition Description

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.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/11/2017 - Mon, 05/22/2017

Through the Lens - 25 Years of Sight Restoration

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Michael Amendolia

Festival Hub Sydney

Exhibition Dates:

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

Exhibition Description

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.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

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

Targets

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Herlinde Koelbl

Paddington Reservoir Gardens

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017

Exhibition Description

Herlinde Koelbl is one of the most prominent political photographers in Germany. Her photos addressing burning issues of the time have made her known worldwide; recently, for example, the refugee dramas in the Middle East and the Mediterranean; or her portraits of well-known politicians, in whose faces she has for decades documented the "Traces of Power". They are always engaged and thoughtful confrontations with political and social issues, where Koelbl combines a journalistic documentary approach with high artistic standards in a way uniquely her own.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017

Hu Tong

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Xu Yong

Vermilion Art

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/04/2017 - Sat, 06/10/2017

Exhibition Description

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.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/04/2017 - Sat, 06/10/2017

Wilcannia Stories

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Gerrit Fokkema

Festival Hub Sydney

Exhibition Dates:

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

Exhibition Description

Wilcannia is a small town of about 800 people, nearly 1000 kms west of Sydney, on the Darling River. Over half the population is indigenous. The traditional owners of the area are the Barkandji, meaning ‘people of the river’.  

In 1983 I spent a month in Wilcannia making black and white photographs subsequently published in a book titled, ‘Wilcannia, Portrait of an Australian Town’, Harper & Row, 1986.

Twenty five years later, in 2008, I returned to see how things had changed and to reconnect with the community.  I have been returning regularly ever since. 

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

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

Nudist Nomads - No Tan Lines Here

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Elise Derwin

Festival Hub Paddington

Exhibition Dates:

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

Exhibition Description

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?

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

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

Meatpacking

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Dina Litovsky

Festival Hub Sydney

Exhibition Dates:

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

Exhibition Description

Every weekend night, the cobblestone streets of the Meatpacking District are transformed into a microcosm of sexual politics. The rules that govern the city during the day are suspended; the act of looking, concealed in the daytime, is brazenly celebrated. Women, navigating the jagged streets in high heels, are confident of their presentation but unsteady in their step. A barrage of compliments and whistles accompanies them as they make their way through the space.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

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

A Photographers Life - Part One

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Brian Cassey

Juniper Hall

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 06/04/2017

Exhibition Description

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.

 

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 06/04/2017

One Life - Blur Projects

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Belinda Mason & Dieter Knierim

The Rocks Discovery Museum

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/01/2017 - Sun, 06/18/2017

Exhibition Description

Sydney - Internationally renowned human rights photographer Belinda Mason, in collaboration with videographer Dieter Knierim, unveils her latest multi-media project One Life as part of the Head On Photo Festival on 1 May 2017.

The six-week deeply personal multi-media project will be on exhibition at the Rocks Discovery Museum.

One Life asks the question – does one life matter?

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/01/2017 - Sun, 06/18/2017

Uncertainties Of Life - A Photographic Exploration

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Amy Crawley

Festival Hub Paddington

Exhibition Dates:

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

Exhibition Description

Uncertainties of Life - A Photographic Exploration is an autobiographical series examining issues such as drug addiction, mental illness, homelessness, and the uncertainties that life holds. Within the series, I explore my feelings and personal relationships with my partner and ex-partner, and the struggles that arise whilst living together in our small home in the outer-Melbourne suburb of Frankston.  

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

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

The Working Class

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Aaron Bradbrook

Festival Hub Paddington

Exhibition Dates:

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

Exhibition Description

Beginning in 2015, The Working Class came to fruition through documenting professional artists presenting as part of Adelaide Fringe. However, this series examines an aspect of performance rarely documented in traditional production photography – the moment the artist exits the stage after a performance. The photographer seeks to present a more candid perspective of performance; his subjects are depicted sweaty and dirty, seeping with exhaustion and raw emotion as they leave the stage. 

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

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

MASTERs & PRESENTERs

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Greg Piper

Kerrie Lowe Gallery

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Tue, 05/30/2017

Exhibition Description

Greg Piper in conjunction with the Kerrie Lowe Gallery is honoured to present an exhibition representing a tidal change within the ceramics community. This photographic print exhibition is an edited archive of foreign and Australian ceramicists who gathered and demonstrated their skills at the clay festival - CLAY PUSH: Gulgong, (NSW, 2013). To this day, these images engender the energy and camaraderie generated by these events, empowering all those who attend.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Tue, 05/30/2017

The Pool Grant 2017: Resist Laughter

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Alana Holmberg

Special Group Studios

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Wed, 05/17/2017

Exhibition Description

Alana Holmberg is The Pool Grant 2016 recipient for her photographic series Resist Laughter. Resist Laughter explores the experiences of young feminists in Turkey. Through portrait photography and streetscapes, the exhibition will look at the complexities and contradictions of being a modern and digitally-connected woman fighting for women's rights and equality in a patriarchal and increasingly conservative society.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Wed, 05/17/2017

POOL IX

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
The POOL COLLECTIVE

Special Group gallery

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/18/2017 - Mon, 05/29/2017

Exhibition Description

POOL IX is an exhibition of original series from each of The POOL COLLECTIVE’s seven artists. The show will cross multiple mediums, styles and themes, seamlessly integrated at Special Group Gallery.

Opening night RSVP here

 

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/18/2017 - Mon, 05/29/2017