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Photojournalism/Documentary

The Space Between

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Jarrad Seng

The Space Between is a collection of self portraits created by Jarrad Seng amongst the raw and majestic terrain of Iceland.

The series explores the connection between man and earth; and the sense of simultaneously feeling insignificant, and significant, in the midst of nature's grandeur.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 04/29/2016 - Thu, 05/05/2016
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The 2015 Pool Grant - On Parramatta Road

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Lyndal Irons

Lyndal Irons documents and preserves Australia’s first highway, a stretch perpetually threatened by change. It is a field study of life on a road considered dead, across car yards, brothels, bed shops and around 20 suburbs of greater Sydney.

 

“I aim to restore a sense of journey to a road better known for daily transit. Part documentary photography and part road trip, my series preserves today's road for future reference and encourages a deepened experience of everyday life.” - Lyndal Irons. 

 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/13/2016 - Sun, 05/29/2016
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Genius Loci (The Essence of Place)

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Zackery Thomas

Landscape and architectural photos which reveal the genius loci, or the essence of place, from around the world.

"Consult the genius of the place in all;
That tells the waters or to rise, or fall;
Or helps th' ambitious hill the heav'ns to scale,
Or scoops in circling theatres the vale;
Calls in the country, catches opening glades,
Joins willing woods, and varies shades from shades,
Now breaks, or now directs, th' intending lines;
Paints as you plant, and, as you work, designs."

 - Alexander Pope

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/03/2016 - Sun, 05/22/2016

Signs of Your Identity

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Daniella Zalcman

For 120 years, the Canadian government operated a network of Indian Residential Schools that were meant to assimilate young indigenous students into western Canadian culture. Indian agents would take children from their homes as young as two or three and send them to church-run boarding schools where they were punished for speaking their native languages or observing any indigenous traditions, routinely sexually and physically assaulted, and in some extreme instances subjected to medical experimentation and sterilization.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 04/30/2016 - Sun, 05/08/2016
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Wide Eyed Live: Volume 3

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Group Show: Live Music Photographers

After successful exhibitions for two consecutive years in Head On showcasing some of the best of Sydney’s live music photography, ‘Wide Eyed Live’ is making a return this year with Volume 3.

Volume Three will be directing its focus towards an all-female line up of talented and driven photographers. In a strongly male dominated area of the photographic industry, we want to show off some of the best female photographers, who continuously rough it out in the pit and in the crowds to capture the most vibrant shots from the Sydney music scene and beyond. 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/07/2016 - Sat, 05/14/2016
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The Shadows Hide the Darkness Within

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Paul Wheeler

A series of portraits of Australian military veterans from contemporary conflicts including World War II, Vietnam, the Falkland Islands, Namibia, Cambodia, Somalia, Rwanda, Iraq, East Timor and Afghanistan.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/14/2016 - Tue, 05/24/2016
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What Sort Of Life Is This

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Albert Elm

What sort of life is this is a photographic essay that I have been working on since 2009. It’s about everyday life in a world that I am used to, but do not necessarily understand. I’m working from intuition and the urge to examine my everyday life and surroundings. With my photographs I try to describe what particular places or situations are like, at a particular time. How it looked and most important, what it felt like.

I Was Out Walking in Paris

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Katherine Millard

Collected over a summer in Paris, and inspired by being alone in one of the densest urban environments in Europe, these pictures capture how even in such a busy and crowded city people are able to find moments of reflection.

The photos are exhibited in Lane Four of The Galeries. Lane Four connects Pitt Street and George Street and seemed an appropriate space to showcase this "out walking" series.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 04/29/2016 - Sun, 05/22/2016
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AddOn 2016

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Group - AddOn 2016

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 title or photographer credits, viewers interpret their images for what they are and bring their own meanings to them.

AddOn will showcase square images. The images can be from any camera or mobile device.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 04/30/2016 - Sun, 05/08/2016
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The Lost Rolls

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Ron Haviv

Nearly every photographer who worked during the analog age ended up, at some point in their life or career, with a bag of stray rolls of film. Orphans. Lost. Thirty-six frames of mystery. These rolls represented the odd range of what was possible as a film photographer. Black and white high speed, slow speed, color transparency, color negative, 35mm, 120mm, 220, tungsten and even C-41 black and white.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 04/27/2016 - Sun, 05/08/2016
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Australians

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Jon Frank

"There is no 'real' Australia waiting to be uncovered. A national identity is an invention.” - Richard White (1981) Inventing Australia

Australians promises to take you on a trip through a modern-day Australia far removed from the colour brochure. It will weave an unflinching visual narrative to lead the reader through the streets and back-blocks of our capital cities and rural centres.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/05/2016 - Sun, 06/26/2016
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Rebuilding Jay Knight: Life after Guillain-Barré syndrome

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Emma Murray

After being admitted to hospital with spreading paralysis in July 2014, Jay Knight spent the following nine months in medical facilities recovering from Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Jay spent the first four months in hospitals — until he had enough strength to breathe by himself. From hospital he moved to the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre to continue his recovery.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 04/29/2016 - Sun, 05/22/2016
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Suburban Endurance

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Amy Crawley

Suburban Endurance is a series of images consisting of documentary style portraits of different friends of mine. The entire series currently consists of 33 images and has been shot over the course of 8 years.

Each of the individuals live in suburban Victoria, Australia and have faced and endured the consistent circle of suburban life while exploring and establishing their identity within. Suburban Endurance is an exploration of their lives and in contrast a exploration of my own life and the people around me.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/03/2016 - Sat, 05/14/2016
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OPERTUS - concealed, obscure, hidden

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Jan Glover, Maureen Rogers, Des Crawley, Christoph Mueller

OPERTUS - In this exhibition the photographers discover and share the richness of shadows in the real world and those also of the imagined world.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/10/2016 - Sat, 06/04/2016
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Three Decades

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Laurence Aberhart

An exhibition spanning three decades of work by renowned New Zealand photographer, Laurence Aberhart.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 04/27/2016 - Sun, 05/29/2016