Ambassadors & Advisory Board

team-member1 Anita holds a BA Pharmacy (Curtin University) and MBA (Boston University). Anita worked as a health professional in the industry in Australia and overseas in a variety of roles including customer service, technical support and marketing. She has also managed research projects, health promotions programs and events. Anita has worked with Head On since 2010, overseeing day-to-day activities, development of the program, marketing and promotion.

Anita Schwartz

FESTIVAL ADVISORY BOARD
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Stuart McLean

PROGRAM DIRECTOR IT, WESTPAC
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team-member1 Moshe Rosenzveig OAM is the founder and Creative Director of Head On Photo Festival. Moshe has over 40 years’ experience in the media as a photojournalist, award-winning television producer/director (SBS TV) and commercial photographer. He has held lecturing positions at the University of Technology (UTS), the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and others. He has also sat on judging panels for various competitions including The Walkleys, Tokyo Photography Prize, Sydney’s Art & About and is the lead judge for Head On Photo Awards. In 2018, Moshe received an Order of Australia Medal for services to the arts.

Moshe Rosenzveig OAM

Founder and Creative Director, Head On Photo Festival
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David Epstein

VP & EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM, OPTUS
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Mark Latchford

GENERAL MANAGER AT IBM ASIA PACIFIC
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Gareth Jolly

Partner, Minter Ellison
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team-member1 Julie has qualifications in Commerce and Law and held previous roles at NEHTA (Head of Communications and Public Affairs); NPS Medicine Wise (Executive Manager, Strategy and Communications) and at Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia (Head of Policy). Julie’s specialties include: visioning, driving change, turning strategy into action, public policy engagement, unconventional thinking. Her other current board positions are Director, Vibewire and past board and industry advisory positions include: President, Australian Chapter of the International Institute of Communications, Director Digital Broadcasting Australia, Director, Telephone Information Services Standards Council, Advisory Board, Melbourne University Centre for Media and Communications Law.

Julie Eisenberg

Strategy, Marketing & Comms, Thinking+Doing
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Festival selection committee (2022)

team-member1 Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario is a documentary, photographic artist exploring forms of storytelling. She is dedicated to the expression of social, environmental and humanitarian issues. An MFA graduate from Sydney College of the Arts, Anna is a regular contributor to The New York Times and her work has been produced broadly in international and Australian publications. She exhibits regularly, her work part of private and public collections, including the National Library of Australia, the State Library of NSW and the State Library of Queensland. Anna is a member of Women Photograph and a founding member of the Australian collective Lumina.

Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario

PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST
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team-member1 Alison Stieven-Taylor is an international photography commentator, journalist and educator. Her writing has appeared in publications including The Weekend Australian, World Press Photo Witness, and the French journal The Eye of Photography. She is also the publisher of the widely-read weekly blog Photojournalism Now. Alison has been a juror for numerous international photography festivals and awards including FotoEvidence Book Award, ANZ Photobook Awards, the Walkley Awards, Head On Photo Awards and the Indian Photography Festival. Alison is currently writing her PhD on photography and social change, and is a lecturer in media communications at Monash University (Melbourne).

Alison Stieven-Taylor

Photography commentator, journalist and educator
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team-member1 Judith Nangala Crispin is a poet, editor and photographic artist. Her visual work focuses on Lumachrome glass printing, a technique she has developed from layered alternative analogue methods including sun printing, chemigram and cliché-verre. A collection of her photographic portraits of remote Warlpiri elders were published in her book ‘The Lumen Seed’ by Daylight Books in 2017. Judith’s work responds to her Indigenous ancestry and includes themes of displacement, genocide and the loss of connection with nature. In addition to her photography, she has published collections of poetry and academic writings on music. She is currently poetry editor for The Canberra Times and Photography Director for the Kurdiji Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Project.

Judith Nangala Crispin

Visual artist and poet
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team-member1 Louisa Kirby has extensive experience as a photo editor and visual researcher. She is currently working as a visual researcher for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Louisa Kirby

Picture editor, Fairfax Media
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team-member1 Garry Trinh  is an artist working in photography, video, painting and works on paper. He makes art about the uncanny, unexpected and spontaneous moments in daily life. He is inspired by his surroundings and from the vast visual output of mass culture. His work is collected by the Art Gallery of NSW and Artbank. He has been exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Blacktown Arts Centre, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Stills Gallery, Gallery 4A and many others.

Garry Trinh

Artist and educator
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team-member1 Simon Harsent’s career has spanned more than 20 years and three continents. Born in England, his photographic career began in London after he finished studying photography at Watford College. In 1987 Harsent moved to Sydney, Australia where he soon established himself as one of the country’s leading commercial photographers working with the top advertisers in Australia and Asia. 1997 saw Harsent move to New York. However, his connection to Australia and Asia did not stop there. He frequently returns to Australia to shoot and is co-founder of POOL collective, a thriving photographers’ collective. Harsent was listed as one of the most influential people in advertising in Australian Creative’s 2011 Power 20 issue.

Simon Harsent

Director/Photographer and founding member of POOL Collective
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team-member1 Catherine Benz is an art curator based in Sydney. She has over 25 years’ experience working in the contemporary arts sector, holding positions at NAVA, university galleries and Sydney’s former leading photographic gallery, Stills Gallery. Her curatorial projects include survey exhibitions of Australian photographer Trent Parke and New Zealand photographer Laurence Aberhart, amongst many others. She is currently director of Delmar Gallery at Trinity Grammar School.

Catherine Benz

Curator/Director, Delmar Gallery
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team-member1 Murray Fredericks is an internationally-recognised and multi-award winning artist and filmmaker. Graduating with a Bachelor of Politics from the University of Sydney in 1992, Fredericks subsequently spent extended periods travelling alone in the Himalaya and Middle Eastern deserts. During this time he became aware of the profound effect that time spent in isolation – particularly in powerful landscapes – can have on the mind and one’s sense of self.

Murray Fredericks

Artist and filmmaker
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team-member1 Liz Ham has been working professionally as a photographer for over twenty years. Straddling the genres of documentary, portraiture and fashion, her work is infused with nostalgia and narrative, often exploring ideas around identity and subculture. In 2017 Ham’s first monograph ‘Punk Girls’ was released internationally by Manuscript Publishing. Liz is currently undertaking a Masters by Research at UTS exploring her lifelong investment in documentary photography.

Liz Ham

Widely published and collected photographer
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team-member1 Moshe Rosenzveig OAM is the founder and Creative Director of Head On Photo Festival. Moshe has over 40 years’ experience in the media as a photojournalist, award-winning television producer/director (SBS TV) and commercial photographer. He has held lecturing positions at the University of Technology (UTS), the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and others. He has also sat on judging panels for various competitions including The Walkleys, Tokyo Photography Prize, Sydney’s Art & About and is the lead judge for Head On Photo Awards. In 2018, Moshe received an Order of Australia Medal for services to the arts.

Moshe Rosenzveig OAM

Founder and Creative Director, Head On Photo Festival
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team-member1 Elizabeth Reidy is an established Curator, Writer, and Community Cultural worker currently living on Gadigal land, Sydney, Australia. She manages the Visual Arts program for Waverley Council, which includes Waverley Artist Studios, Bondi Beach Sea Wall, Bondi Pavilion Gallery and the Public Art Policy Development and Commissioning Program for the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Elizabeth Reidy has held roles at contemporary arts organisations including Firstdraft, Chalk Horse, Roslyn Oxley9, BREENSPACE, The Arts Council of England, Tate Modern and d/LuxMediaArts. Her curatorial work has been both written about, published and discussed widely, including in Art Monthly Australasia, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC News, ABC News, The Guardian, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Triple J, and an array of independent art publications. Elizabeth holds a Diploma of Dance (Classical Ballet), Royal Academy of Dance, London, 1998, Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) UNSW 2001, Bachelor of Art Theory from UNSW A & D 2005, and a Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Practice from the University of Sydney 2018.

Elizabeth Reidy

Visual Arts program manager for Waverley Council
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Gary Chan

Gerrit Fokkema

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Ingrid Piper

Jake Anthony

James Niven

Jasmine Trajceski

Jennifer Bott

Jennifer Kwok

Jennifer Trinca

John Poulton

Jonathan Langan

Jun Yoon

Karine Mauris

Lilo Guarneri

Luisa Machielse

Marc Selby

Milton & Penny Harris

Martin Shub

Micha Goldfine

Michael Watson

Mick Collopy

Mike Tsangaris

Monica Rosenfeld

Noa Rosenzveig

Peter Eastway

Peter Yeh

Phil Bayly

Rob Scheeren

Ron Gottlieb

Sally Brownbill

Sarah Ducker

Saul Frank

Shaun Munro

Simon Marshall

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Stewart Hawkins (Head On Interactional)

Vivek Handoo

Warren Macris

Will Shipton

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