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A word from our judges: Natan Dvir and Nicky Catley

Organiser: Head On Foundation
Free Event
Natan Dvir
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Location: Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach NSW, Australia
Entry Fee: Free, donations welcome
Presenter(s): Natan Dvir and Nicky Catley

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Join us online for a special spotlight session with two members of the illustrious 2023 judging panel; world-renowned visual artist and photojournalist Natan Dvir and Australian Geographic photo editor Nicky Catley.

Join Natan and Nicky for an in-depth discussion on photo award judging, what photography leaves an impression on them, and how to best prepare your submission for the Head On Photo Awards.

Natan Dvir is an educator and conceptual documentary photographer who focuses on the human aspects of cultural, social, and political issues. He received his MBA from Tel Aviv University and his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts (NY), after which he became an adjunct faculty member at the International Center of Photography (ICP). During 2021-2022 Natan established the Part-Time Programs at ICP in his role as Associate Director. He is Israel’s first Sony Imaging Ambassador and photographs around the world being represented by Polaris Images and Anastasia Photo gallery.

Natan’s main projects were exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, and festivals in the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, and Israel including among others the Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the International Center of Photography. His work has been published by leading international magazines including National Geographic, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Der Spiegel, Stern, The Guardian, and Le Monde to name a few. Natan’s work has received recognition winning international prizes including multiple winning entries in the Picture of the Year (POYi), PDN Photo Annual, American Photography, Discoveries of the Meeting Place (FotoFest), Critical Mass top 50, and Picture of the Year Award in Israel.

Nicky has worked as a commissioning photo editor and shoot producer for 25 years assigning visual stories across all continents.  She is the Group Picture Editor at Australian Geographic, and her current focus lies in promoting conservation photography and advocating for image makers who can shift mindsets by moving audiences beyond a passive appreciation of natural world. 


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