Head On Photo Festival’s signature show the ‘Portrait Prize was established in 2004, at a time when Australia was producing many more photographic talents than it did opportunities for them to exhibit. The work was selected without the artists’ names and The Head On Portrait Prize quickly became Australia’s leading competition for photographic portraiture challenging accepted perceptions of the genre, the structure of photography competitions and paving the way to uncover new talent.
Over the years, The Awards evolved into four categories - Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Student. A diverse group of creative industry practitioners select work without artists’ names so the judging focusses on merit. Each year the panel changes ensuring a fresh perspective for each category.
The selection panel for 2017 was: Alexander Strecker, Anni Payne, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Dean Sewell, Isobel Parker Philip, Maggie Steber, Natan Dvir, Rach Kirsten, Robin Schwartz, Ross Harley, Shoair Mavlian, Simon Harsent, Moshe Rosenzveig OAM.
- Limited edition book featuring 113 images
- Hard Cover 132 pages
- Dimenions: 205mm x 205mm x 15mm
- ISBN 978-0-9925075-5-8
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Head On Portrait Prize finalists
Alain Schroeder, Alex Vaughan, Andy Lewis, Anna Katharina Zeitler, Attilio Fiumarella, Benedicte Vanderreydt, Camus Wyatt, Cesar Dezfuli, Dale Collier, Demetris Koilalous, Emmaline Zanelli, Gillian Hyland, Janyon Boshoff, Jeremy Blincoe, Jouk Oosterhof, Julia Gunther, Julia Thomas, Juliet Taylor, Kovi Konowiecki, Laki Sideris, Louisa Seton, Mariana (Martine) Lanser, Martine Perret, Matthew Newton, Meg White, Meighan Ellis, Natalie Grono, Phillip Castleton, Prue Platt-Hepworth, Raphael Korman, Richard Beaven, Roberto Falck, Sami Parkkinen, Sascha Richter, Steve Forrest, Susanne Middelberg, Tanya Tindale, Tobias Titz, Tom Goldner, Tytia Habing
Head On Landscape Prize finalists
Allen Koppe, Andrew Chapman, Ben Reynolds, Brett Canet-Gibson, Chris Round, Daniel Brown, David Jacobs, Dennis Gregory Brennan, Elina Pasok, Emanuele Amighetti, Eva Collins, Frances Suter, Francis Minien, Geoffrey Goddard, George Byrne, Graham Monro, Ireneusz Luty, Jan Breckwoldt, Jason Matz, Jonathan Pui, Meg Hewitt, Meng-Yu Yan, Moritz Küstner, Mridula Amin, Nick de Bruin, Oded Balilty, Pamela Pauline, Paul Harmon, Peta North, Peter Eastway, Pradeep Raja, Ramtin Kazemi, Rob Tuckwell, Robin Riddle, Silvi Glattauer, Todd Kennedy, Yan Kurniawan, Yoong Wah Alex Wong, Yvonne Todd, Zoe Wetherall
Head On Mobile Prize finalists
Albertina d'Urso, Ali Shams, Anthony Ginns, Chris Round, Clare Bardsley-Smith, Dan Gray, Demetris Koilalous, Deon Van Den Berg, Douwe Dijkstra, Filipe Bonito, Jacqueline M. Koh, Jacqui Dean, Jarred Eid, Joshua Sariñana, Karen Burgess, Katherine Williams, Katrina Crook, Kay Armstrong, Manthan Patel, Mike Clements, Ngahuia Freed, Nicola Bernardi, Paula Broom, Regis Martin, Rob Gale, Sarah Fairbanks, Sari Sutton, Simone De Peak, Tina Barahanos, Turi Calafato
Head On Student Prize winners
Sophie Smith, Jack De Lacy, Kirsten Felice