To coincide with International Women's Day, our next Head On Spotlight features three outstanding Australian female photographers; Julia Coddington, Mridula Amin and Lyndal Irons.
Head On is proudly inclusive and gender-equal. We are delighted to deliver this Head On Spotlight to show our support for and solidarity with International Women's Day (IWD). The overarching theme of IWD this year is #ChooseToChallenge - to call out gendered actions and assumptions, to challenge gendered stereotypes whilst promoting a gender-equal mindset and celebrating women's achievements.
All these women have challenged stereotypes and assumptions through their careers and creative practice. We will gain insight into their experience as a woman in the industry, discuss the role of photography collectives and the purpose of all-female collectives and explore their incredible work.
Join us at 6pm Wednesday 3 March for what is sure to be a fascinating conversation.
Mridula Amin is a Dhaka-born Australian photojournalist and reporter. Her work focuses on themes of migration, identity and social justice in the Asia-Pacific region. She became a member of Oculi, Australia's leading collective of photographers in 2020.
Julia Coddington is a photographer from Austinmer, NSW. She is co-founder of the Unexposed Collective, an online platform featuring female and non-binary street photographers and an administrator of @womeninstreet, an international community of female street photographers.
Lyndal Irons is a Sydney-based photographer and writer focused on local reportage interested in seeking out parts of Australian society that are familiar, accessible, yet not often closely encountered.
Praise for Head On Spotlight:
"Wonderful session. clear presentation, format - allowing focus on the images and the conversation. Fantastic."
"Judith was very engaging & her work very very beautiful. To hear first hand about her process and experience was a privilege."
"The amazing set of images shown was the highlight. Also the wonderful humility, passion and commitment shown by Kate to what is an incredibly challenging career."
HOW LIVE SESSIONS WORK
Paid Head On Photo Festival members will receive another link to RSVP for the session.
Non-members need to pay the booking fee to join the session.
Once you've registered, you'll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are:
- One hour before the session you will receive the link to the session.
- Playback will depend on your internet connection and computer set up.
- The session will be recorded and will be made available to paid Head On Photo Festival members at a later date.