Head On Photo Festival Seminar | Head On Photo Festival

Head On Photo Festival Seminar


Photography - Power and Passion
An unmissable day for all lovers of photography 


We all want to be heard, and we all struggle to be seen in a world over-saturated with images, many of them generated by marketing professionals; how do we cut through this soup of images as creators and consumers to deliver our message, be it social, political or artistic?

A single day, jam-packed with experts across Australian and international photography and the art industry who share their passion for photography through presentations and thought-provoking discussions to inform, inspire and answer your questions.


Some of the topic of the day:

- To be or not to be represented by a gallery - the art of selling and collecting photography – perspectives of a gallerist, collector and photo-based artists
- Generating your own project - Somos Brazil – a distillation of art, science and technology – an interactive photographic project like no other incorporating photographic portraits, DNA profiling and a talking app to uncover identity in modern-day Brazil
- Documenting with all your heart – humanitarian crises photographed through the lens of humanity. From war-zones to human rights to climate change, world-renowned photojournalists and documentary photographers speak from the heart
- Picture editors, metoo# and the shifting landscape of media
- Where is that pic… - how do we archive our personal and public histories (and how to find your precious work safely and easily)

And relax with well-earned post-seminar drinks and dinner


Speakers include:

- Megan Dick (AUS), gallerist, curator and selector, Head On Photo Festival
- Marcus Lyon (UK), artist, Ted Talk presenter and social entrepreneur
- Kate Geraghty (AUS) Walkley Award 2017 winning photojournalist, SMH
- Paula Bronstein (US/Thailand), multi-award winning conflict photojournalist 
- David Dare Parker (AUS), multi-award winning photojournalist and selector, Head On Photo Festival
- James Whitlow Delano (US/Japan), Founder Everyday Climate Change 
- Alison Stieven-Taylor (Australia) – freelance journalist who is passionate about writing, journalism and photography

- Jamey Stillings (US) documentary and commercial photographer
- Debi Cornwall (US), documentary photographer and former human rights lawyer 
- Emma Hack (AUS), self-represented fine-art photographer and performance artist (TBC)
- Samantha Everton (AUS), gallery represented fine-art photo-based artist
- Mikko Takkunen (HK) photo editor, New York Times (TBC)


Special package: 

Sign up to the master-class led by Paula Bronstein and David Dare Parker and receive free entry to the seminar. Limited spaces available

Above image: Steve Marshall.



Paula Bronstein

Paula Bronstein is one of the world’s leading photojournalists. Currently based in Bangkok, her work reflects the eye of a dedicated humanitarian and conflict photographer. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed book “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear“. Paula worked as staff for a variety of US newspapers for 14 years. She went onto working for Getty Images news wire as a staff photographer from 2002-2013 covering stories globally.


James Whitlow Delano

James Whitlow Delano is an American reportage photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. He has published several books of photography and is known for long term projects based on human rights, the environment and culture. He is the founder of @everydayclimatechange on instagram. His work has been awarded internationally: the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and Life Magazine), Leica’s Oskar Barnack, Picture of the Year International, PDN and others. 


David Dare Parker

A Walkley Award winning photojournalist, David Dare Parker has photographed for many national and international magazines throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Australasia. Publications include LeMonde, Stern, L'Express, Focus, Australian Geographic, The Bulletin, The New York Times, Fortune and Time Australia. He is featured in the Australian War Memorial book ‘Contact’ – Australian War Photographers and WAR: Degree South.


Debi Cornwall

Debi Cornwall is a conceptual documentary artist who returned to visual expression in 2014 after a 12-year career as a civil-rights lawyer. Her work explores power and identity in the post-September-11 era. Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay (Radius, 2017) was a 2018 ICP Infinity Award nominee, and shortlisted for the 2017 Paris Photo-Aperture First Book Award and les Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles Photo-Text Book Award.


Megan Dick

Megan Dick has over 15 years experience in the arts industry.  She is the Director of MiCK Fine Art, the curator of The Glover Prize and is a member of the selection Committee of Head On Photo Festival.


Kate Geraghty

Kate Geraghty is a multi-award winning photojournalist working at The Sydney Morning Herald. Her work has been focused on covering people living in conflict affected countries such as Syria and Afghnistan. She is the 2017 Nikon Walkley Press Photographer of the year.

Jamey Stillings

Jamey Stillings is a documentary and fine art photographer based in the USA, whose current aerial and ground-based project, Changing Perspectives, focuses on global renewable energy development.


Marcus Lyon

Marcus Lyon is a UK based artist and social entrepreneur. Commissioned and exhibited globally, his works are held in both private and international collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Arts Council Collection and the Smithsonian. His work moves beyond traditional forms as he incorporates sound & science into his practice. Outside the art world, Lyon is a determined social entrepreneur and an active public speaker. A TED speaker, he currently serves on the boards of Somerset House and Leaders’ Quest. 



Do not miss this most exciting photography event of the year



Cost: $195 ($175 members) GST inc.
Early bird $175 ($150 members) until 8 April

Date: Sunday 6 May 2018


Registration: 8.30am

Seminar: 9am - 5pm

Drinks: From 5pm

Location: Chauvel Cinema, Paddington


$175.00 AUD
Member Price: 
$150.00 AUD