Portrait | Head On Photo Festival

Portrait

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 and Times

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

Head On Student Prize

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
20 Finalists

Paddington Reservoir Gardens

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

Exhibition Description

Inexpensive devices and new and emergent platforms for sharing enable young people to spontaneously capture and publish images, reaching far wider audiences than in the past. This shift in the way we engage with and practice photography is in line with the festival ethos of inclusivity.

The Head On Student Prize was launched in 2015 to celebrate and nurture the huge talent-pool of next generation of photo-artists and is one of four categories of the Head On Photo Awards.

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

Head On Portrait Prize

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
40 Finalists

Festival Hub - Paddington Town Hall

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

Cosplay

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Peng Xiangjie

Delmar Gallery

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

Exhibition Description

Photographs from the series The second dimension were taken in various cities all around China (Xi'an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Luoyang, Jinan and Kunming) to document a widespread phenomenon among the young generations’ subculture: Cosplay festivals. The work does not focus on the content of the stories these young people have to narrate or on the reasons behind the birth of this expressive medium, it is in fact concerned about the slight border between fictional and real, and the psychedelic dimension where they are reunited.

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

Reaction

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Dafna Tal

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

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

Exhibition Description

The project “Reaction” investigates the response of various participants as they listen to the sounds of Christian, Jewish and Muslim prayers. The act was conducted in the heart of Jerusalem, a place which compose the essence of inter-religious existence.


The outcome is a series of vertical “video portraits” preforming identical soundtrack, depicting the various recipient’s reactions. The complete portrait composition enhances the gap between each of the subject matter’s body language and their relations with the various played audios.

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

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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Dates of Exhibition: 
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

Champions of Social Justice (inner west)

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Jodie Barker, Valentina Penkova, Steven Siewert, Grant Turner

Marrickville Legal Centre: housing rights hub

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/14/2018 - Fri, 06/01/2018

Exhibition Description

The people of Sydney's inner west are inspiring, diverse and creative: yet often their stories go unrecognized.

Marrickville Legal Centre is hosting a photo exhibition which celebrates local people’s victories in fighting for justice.

The exhibition “Champions of Social Justice (inner west)” will feature subjects like Derek Rees, who was a business leader until he suffered a serious injury in a bushwalking fall.

Derek lived in his car in Marrickville for four years, accruing fines, until getting the legal and non-legal support he needed.

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/14/2018 - Fri, 06/01/2018

Portraits et icônes

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Philippe Vermès

Alliance Française de Sydney

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Wed, 05/23/2018

Exhibition Description

Philippe Vermès, a prominent Normand French photographer-portraitist-- working in Europe and the United States, has used his large format 4 X 5 wooden camera and Polaroid 55 film to take portraits rich in detail--close up observations that stem from two traditions one photographic, and the other painterly.

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Sat, 05/05/2018 - Wed, 05/23/2018

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

The Mentawai of Indonesia

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Guy Needham

Arthouse Hotel, Graffiti Restaurant & Wine Bar

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/07/2018 - Fri, 06/08/2018

Exhibition Description

The indigenous Mentawai people live in an island group 150km off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Considered one of the planet's most ancient tribes, today they are still found deep in the island jungle.

The Mentawai have a unique culture with their own language, totally different from the rest of Indonesia. ​Most of the older villagers are decorated with tattoos and Mentawai women are known for their sharpened teeth. The men are expert hunters, to this day still using arrows tipped with poison made from the forest.

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/07/2018 - Fri, 06/08/2018

Unity

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Andrej Kocis, Camilla Storgaard, Candy Goldsmith, Vincent Parisi and Samantha Haworth

Contact Sheet

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/14/2018 - Sun, 05/27/2018

Exhibition Description

Exhibiting artists explore different perspectives on the body, gender, identity and how we are observed by contemporary society. How do we want to be seen and treated by others? Are we looking to be seen as isolated individuals, or part of something bigger and more unified? Do we fear being objectified and categorised, or do we fear the collective?

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/14/2018 - Sun, 05/27/2018

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

Pretty Ugly Butterfly

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
David Porteus

Stanley Street Gallery

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/02/2018 - Sat, 05/19/2018

Exhibition Description

Pretty Ugly Butterfly is a series of mirror portraits of half faces and figures, made symmetrical. The result is surreal beauty, ghost portrait simulacra from a new world where the imperfect is made perfect and true nature is negated. The character of these beautiful people is represented in an echo of an early painted portrait or early 20th Century static studio photograph, enhanced by framing them in antique convex glass oval frames (circa 1900-30).
This is the fourth solo exhibition for David Porteus. He has been selected for the Head On Photographic Prize (Sydney) and twice for the Iris Portrait Award (Perth). In 2015 two of his works were exhibited at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and then toured the world as part of the COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change. David has previously been a featured music composer on ABC Radio National and is a current post-graduate visual arts student at VCA Melbourne.

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/02/2018 - Sat, 05/19/2018