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In Camera-Images of the first half of the twentieth century

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Sydney Studio Photographers; first half of the 20th century

In Camera Photographs by Sydney studio photographers of the first half of the 20th Century

Re-found photographs. Photographs that can be explored not glanced over. Asking the question what makes a photograph? Exceptional photographs out of the "box under the bed" - that offer insights into either the lives of the photographer or the observed.

Panasonic Australia is a sponsor of this exhibition.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/25/2013 - Sun, 06/09/2013
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City. Street.

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Steve Marshall

For over seven years Steve Marshall has photographed Sydney streets, almost every morning and afternoon. This short series is from that project.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/22/2013 - Tue, 06/04/2013
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Private View

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Pool Collective

Private View by The Pool Collective

A new exhibition of personal work from the artists of the Pool Collective. Featuring Danny Eastwood, Sean Izzard, Simon Harsent, Christopher Ireland, Ingvar Kenne and Juliet Taylor.

www.thepoolcollective.com

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/13/2013 - Wed, 05/22/2013
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The Way

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Mike Read

The POOL GRANT of $10,000 will be awarded by the esteemed Alasdair Foster on 23 May at 7.30pm.

The POOL GRANT was cerated as a means to give back to the wider photographic community. Specifically aimed at emerging talent, the Grant's aim is to help fund the development of an artists by providing $10,000 toward the fulfilment of a project over the course of a year.

Join us for the 2013 launch, where we will announce this year's recipient and debut the completed project of 2012 recipient Mike Read. Hosted by: Pool Collective

The Way by Mike Read 23-26 May

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/23/2013 - Sun, 05/26/2013
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My Generation

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
William Yang

William Yang turns to his collection of images from the seventies and eighties to tell the story of his time in Sydney in the form of prints at Maunsell Wickes Gallery. My Generation, the exhibition, shows images of the artistic community of Sydney in the 70-s and 80s.

This group included Brett Whiteley , the painter, who was the standout, successful artist of the time, and Martin Sharp who started a pop, surrealistic movement and school at The Yellow House in Potts Point.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/17/2013 - Fri, 05/31/2013
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Backyard

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Group show

Backyard: Images from mobile phones. Technology has come along way in a short period of time allowing everyone with a mobile phone to snap a photo on a whim and capture moments that may be missed by others.

This curated exhibition will showcase images taken on a mobile phone interpreting the idea of a backyard.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/18/2013 - Sun, 06/23/2013
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Add On 2013

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Selected Photographers

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.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/14/2013 - Sat, 05/25/2013
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Hereinbefore Animations 1 to 9

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Laura Moore

These self-portraits address the theme of identity, both of self and society. School photos are a cultural symbol, a rite of passage and a document of our growth and journey into adulthood. Appropriating the style of the familiar school photo, this work subverts the ordinary to present an alternative truth.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/18/2013 - Sat, 06/22/2013
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Australian Artists' Portraits

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Andrew Quilty

The exhibition will comprise a collection of portraits of Australian Artists from the past 5 years of Quilty’s career. The individual portraits were commissioned by the Likes of The Australian Financial Review Magazine, Art and Australian and Artist Profile.

www.andrewquilty.com

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/17/2013 - Fri, 05/31/2013
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B Side of O'Dwyer

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Simon O'Dwyer

"Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things - air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it." - Cesare Pavese

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/31/2013 - Mon, 06/10/2013
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A World of People

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Tony Sernack

The pictures are from the photographers recently published book, A World of People. They are images, from all over the world, of people from a wide variety of professions, status or work and in the main taken over the last four or five years. Some were for assignments (New York Times/International Herald Tribune) and others personal work.

By nature Sernack's photography is reportage and photojournalistic. He has had the opportunity to meet interesting people across the world and listen to their stories. Everybody has a story.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/30/2013 - Mon, 06/10/2013
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Auto Myths

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Kourtney Roy

Kourtney Roy was born in the wilds of Northern Ontario, Canada. She was raised by a family of lumberjacks and spent her youth trapping and taming wolves.

She learned to use an axe before she learned to walk and had mastered the use of her father’s rifle and other small firearms by the age of twelve.

At the age of 13 she was the regional cross-country ski champion. She then devoted her abilities to smuggling furs and maple-syrup across the frozen Acadian frontiers.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/15/2013 - Sat, 08/31/2013
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Life in the City of Death

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Kate Lewis

A solo exhibition by photographer Kate Lewis, documenting Life in the City of Death, Varanasi.

Varanasi is the holiest city in India, situated on the banks of the Ganges River in Uttar Pradesh, North India. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, the city is the beating heart of the Hindu universe, a crossing point between the physical and spiritual worlds, and the Ganges is viewed as a river of salvation, an everlasting symbol of hope to past, present and future generations.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 06/13/2013 - Thu, 07/04/2013
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Underexposed

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Indigenous women photographers from La Perouse

Underexposed is a participatory photography project that aims to promote positive images and voices of resilient, proud Indigenous women in the lead up to the proposed referendum on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians. In association with the Head On Photo Festival, the project is being delivered by Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation NSW (ANTaR NSW) in partnership with the Ngala Nanga Mai pARenT Group Program.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/20/2013 - Sun, 06/02/2013
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Short and Sweet

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Margherita Coppolino

As a person with Short Stature (Dwarfism) I ahve an unusual perspective of the world. I also have the unique opportunity to photograph the lives of others just like myself. My work offers average height people the opportunity to see inside a world that is different and yet very much the same.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 06/12/2013 - Sun, 06/23/2013
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