“The Head On Photo Festival is one of the great recent success stories of the cultural scene in Sydney and NSW… It is my strong belief that events such as the Head On Photo Festival make our city, our state and our world a brighter, more vibrant, more tolerant place. And more fun too.”
The Hon. Don Harwin, MLC, Minister for the Arts

What a buzzing festival and what an amazing response!

Some numbers:

  • – 898 exhibiting photographers
  • – 388 industry creatives participated
  • – 224 exhibition and events
  • – 69 venues
  • – 25 international guests
  • – 5 million impressions at exhibition venues and public installations

Head On Photo Festival documentation team: Daniel Grendon, Johannes Reinhart, John Swainston, Nicole Richstein, Mayu Kunamori, Michael Amendolia, Michael Tseng, Monique Harmer, Ken Plaha, Stan Anagnostou, Tom Koprowski, Stephen Godfrey and Moshe Rosenzveig.

 

Festival Launch attendance 2000 at UNSW Art and Design Paddington
Councillor Jess Scully, Robbie Buck, Hon. (Don) Harwin NSW Minister for the Arts, Head On Photo Festival Creative Director Moshe Rosenzveig OAM. Festival Launch at UNSW Art and Design Paddington
Festival Launch, UNSW Art and Design Paddington
Festival Launch, Food, Drinks and Photography at UNSW Art and Design Paddington
AddOn exhibition launch at 541 Artspace Sydney
Exhibition opening of Witnessing cultural identities, Articulate Project Space.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Eternal Presence by Misha Pedan, Paddington Reservoir Gardens
Paddington Reservoir Gardens
Surface Deep by Kim Percy, Paddington Reservoir Gardens
Head On Photo Awards Landscape Prize Exhibition, New South Wales Parliament House
 Hon. Thomas George MP, Federico Rekowski, Brydie Piaf, Hon John Ajaka MLC, New South Wales Parliament House
Hail by Garrett Hansen, Juniper Hall Paddington
Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantanamo Bay by Debi Cornwall, Paddington Reservoir Gardens
When a Man Snaps by Stuart Spence, Perry Lane. This exhibition was supported by the City of Sydney and Woollahra Municipal Council.
Festival Hub Paddington Town Hall
Festival Hub Paddington Town Hall
American Visionary:  John F. Kennedy’s life and times, State Library of New South Wales. Supported by the United States Consulate Sydney.
Panel discussion at Art Atrium
Salt and sand by Anthony Ponzo, 220 Creative Space
Speeches at The Pool Grant: To set fire to the sea by Sinead Kennedy, Special Group Gallery
Sheila Zhao, Catherine Benz, Peng Xiangjie at Delmar Gallery.
The East was Red by Sheila Zhao, Delmar Gallery.
Artists at Art Atrium
Pathways to selling your work, Megan Dick, Samantha Everton & Emma Hack, Head On Photo Festival Seminar at Chauvel Cinema
Pathways to selling your work, Emma Hack Head On Photo Festival Seminar at Chauvel Cinema
Art of Pitching, Marcus Lyon at Head On Photo Festival Seminar at Chauvel Cinema
Art of Activism, Debi Cornwall at Head On Photo Festival Seminar at Chauvel Cinema
Generational Changes in Photography, Sinead Kennedy at Head On Photo Festival Seminar at Chauvel Cinema
Photo editors and the Media, Mags King, Carly Earl and Alison Stieven-Taylor at Head On Photo Festival Seminar at Chauvel Cinema
The Family Imprint by Nancy Borowick at Head On Photo Festival Hub 2018, Paddington Town Hall
Head On Photo Festival Hub 2018, Paddington Town Hall
School visit Head On Photo Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall.
Normalizing extrajudicial murder in the Philippines by James Whitlow Delano, Head On Photo Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall.
Artist talk with Nancy Borowick (holding book) at Head On Photo Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall.
Head On Portrait Prize at Head On Photo Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall.
Debi Cornwall’s artist talk at Head On Photo Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall.
Book signing with Nancy Borowick and Marcus Lyon at Head On Photo Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall.
Welcome and sales desk at Head On Photo Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall.
City of Sydney staff on bike tour at Head On Photo Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall.
One of several photography dinners
Pattie Boyd artist talk at Blender Gallery
AddOn exhibition launch at 541 Artspace
Aussie Street 2018 exhibition launch at 541 Artspace
Announcement of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize at Juniper Hall Paddington.
Somos Brasil by Marcus Lyon at Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
Jamey Stillings poses by his exhibition Changing Perpectives: Renewable energy and the shifting human landscape at Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Public art installation, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney
Alex Vaughan natural light photography workshop, Perry Lane, Paddington.
2018 Head On Photo Festival Workshop run by Paula Bronstein and David Dare Parker
Hard working volunteers
Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Sydney.
Public art installation, Pitt Street Mall, Sydney
Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Sydney.
Aussie Street 2018 exhibition launch, 541 Artspace
Barometer Gallery, Paddington
Exhibition opening Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
 The Price of Gold by Thom Pierce at Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Sydney.
Exhibition opening at M2 gallery, Sydney
Head On at 107 group show opening at 107 Projects, Redfern.
 
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Head On Photo Awards 2024

Entries to the Head On Photo Awards 2024 open in May/June.

Image detail: Gary Ramage