Message from the Festival Director

Welcome to the 8th annual Head On Photo Festival.

The Festival returns with another fabulous program packed full of exciting exhibitions, workshops and talks presented by a mix of Australian and international talent.

This year we welcome international presenters (and exhibiting artist/curators) Maggie Steber and Robin Schwartz – both Guggenheim Fellows; Natan Dvir, Roger Anis, Founder of Everyday Climate Change James Whitlow Delano and from Instagram, Q. Sakamaki.

I’m also pleased to present our revamped website with fantastic new features to help you navigate our program.

Click on the tabs below to search for an exhibition; to view a calendar of events including artist talks and exhibition openings, a map and what’s on at the Festival Hubs.

It’s going to be a great festival and I look forward to meeting to you.

Moshe Rosenzveig

What's On

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Exhibiting photographer(s): Australian primary and high-school students
Event Genre: Other
Dates of Exhibition: Saturday, 6 May 2017 - Sunday, 2 July 2017
The inaugural Head On Student Prize was launched in 2015 to celebrate and nurture the huge talent-pool of the next generation Australian photo-...
Exhibiting photographer(s): 40 Finalists
Dates of Exhibition: Saturday, 6 May 2017 - Sunday, 2 July 2017
The Head On Portrait Prize was established in 2004 to give both the public and photographers, both known and unknown, greater opportunity to view and...
Exhibiting photographer(s): Jo Dunlop
Dates of Exhibition: Saturday, 29 April 2017 - Sunday, 2 July 2017
Aid worker Jo Dunlop travelled to Freetown in 2011. While working on the devastating health impacts of Sierra Leone's bloody civil war, Dunlop was...
Exhibiting photographer(s): 30 Finalists
Event Genre: Mobile
Dates of Exhibition: Saturday, 6 May 2017 - Sunday, 2 July 2017
Rapidly changing mobile phone technology enables everyone with a smart phone to spontaneously capture moments or to apply the skills of a classically...
Exhibiting photographer(s): Katherine Griffiths
Event Genre: Portrait
Dates of Exhibition: Sunday, 26 March 2017 - Wednesday, 30 August 2017
The survivor and the object are both witnesses to history and retainers of memory, embodiments of a traumatic past but also conduits to that past,...
Exhibiting photographer(s): Tim Anger
Dates of Exhibition: Friday, 26 May 2017 - Wednesday, 7 June 2017
The Haut Marais, or top of the Marais, located in the historic 3rd arrondissement of Paris, was my home with my wife and young daughter for 15 months...
Exhibiting photographer(s): Liz Thompson
Dates of Exhibition: Friday, 26 May 2017 - Sunday, 9 July 2017
SharingStories Foundation supports communities in holding and sharing cultural knowledge and stories through dynamic digital storytelling programs....