The Head On Landscape Prize is an internationally acclaimed signature show of Head On Photo Festival, one of the world’s leading photography festivals based in Sydney each May.
The Head On Landscape Prize was launched in 2013 to encourage a new perspective of an old genre, to push creative boundaries and promote work that is informed, but not limited, by traditional practices.
Head On has a broad approach to ‘landscape’ that encompasses ‘large vista’ images of the natural environment (land or sea), urban or industrial settings. It may include people but they are ‘incidental’ rather than the main subject matter.
The works are anonymous through the judging process and as a result, the merit of the work is the focus, bringing together both newly unearthed and established Australian and international talent.
The panel of judges changes each year resulting in exhibitions that are unpredictable and diverse from year to year. Each year Head On awards prizes to three winners with additional prizes awarded by NSW Parliament.
Head On Photo Festival is Australia’s premier photography event and one of the world’s leading photography festivals featuring work by 900 local and international photo artists at all career stages each year through exhibitions, seminars and workshops. The festival is presented by Head On Foundation Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting photo-art, encouraging collaboration, excellence and innovation and raising awareness of important issues through the art of photography.
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