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Panel talk - Meet the Photo Awards judges

Replay: Workshop - Meet the Photo Awards judges

Date: 29 July 2020
Time: 6:00pm
Locations: Online

Cost: Free, donations welcome


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The Head On Photo Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers across three categories; Portrait, Landscape and Student. In this session meet some of the judges behind the selection of finalists and discover more about the behind the scenes process and what they look for in an image. 


Renée C. Byer is best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who would otherwise not be heard. In 2007, her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. 

Carla Erdmann works as a freelance writer, specialising in the field of photography. She is a freelance editor of Leica Fotografie International and her texts also appear regularly in various publications and exhibition catalogues such as Arte Magazine, EIKON magazine and Halle4, gute aussichten, Germany’s most significant competition for photography graduates, Deichtorhallen, one of the largest exhibition venues of its kind in Europe.

Irina Chmyreva is Co-founder and Artistic Director of PhotoVisa, Russia’s most significant international photography biennial outside Moscow. Irina has curated more than a hundred exhibitions worldwide and collaborated with several state and private museums in Moscow and other Russian cities, presenting both national and international contemporary artists. She has curated the Project in Support for Photography in Russia for the IRIS Foundation and was a part of the team behind FotoFest 2012 Biennial, Contemporary Russian Photography: 1950s-2012 in Houston, USA.

Moshe Rosenzveig OAM is the founder and Creative Director of Head On Photo Festival. He has over 40 years’ experience in the media as a photographer, award-winning television producer/director (SBS TV) and curator. He has held lecturing positions at the University of Technology (UTS), the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and others. He has also sat on judging panels for various competitions including The Walkleys, Tokyo Photography Prize, Sydney’s Art & About and is the lead judge for Head On Photo Awards.

Ellie began her career in the arts working with emerging artists at Global Gallery. She then spent four years as Curator and Manager of the Olsen Gallery; Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture Gallery. Ellie has managed various photographic and immersive artists, such as Tamara Dean and featured on the board of VADEA (Visual Arts and Design Education Association) as Director of Professional Learning. She is now a Photographic & Digital Media and Visual Arts educator and is also the Director of Lucida Learning, an innovative learning platform for both students and teachers.


Once you've registered, you'll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are: 
  1. One hour before the session, we will send you an email with a hyperlink to join  
  2. The session will start exactly on time.  
  3. You will be able to listen through your computer speakers and view the recording on the screen  
  4. Playback will depend on your internet connection and computer settings.  


July 29th, 2020 6:00 PM   through   7:00 PM
Online broadcast
Sydney, NSW
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