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2 days of fantastic talks, presentations and workshops delivered by leading figures in photography

Some comments from past seminars:
“Very inspiring”
“Fabulous, well done”
“Fantastic information, great variety of topics”
“Great speakers”

A must for anyone interested in photography, The Head On Photo Festival Seminar will be held over 2 days, on 5 – 6 May at Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach.

Whether you’re a photo artist, a professional photographer or a passionate enthusiast, this seminar is sure to inspire.

You can opt to participate in general sessions that cover all bases of the photography world – competitions, funding, support, getting published, protecting your copyright and personal journeys of leading photographers. You can also sign up for small group workshops on everything from fine art printing to the latest tips and tricks for Adobe Photoshop™.

With an amazing array of award-winning artists, high-profile editors and industry figures from Australia and abroad leading sessions and workshops, this weekend is a unique opportunity for anyone who loves photography. Numbers are strictly limited, so early booking is essential.

Presenters include:

David Alan Harvey – Iconic photographer and Magnum member with an extensive experience documenting cultural stories around the world. He has published several major books including Cuba (2000) and Divided Soul (2002) based on his extensive exploration of the Spanish/Portuguese diaspora into the Americas, Living Proof (2009) an investigation of hip hop culture in the South Bronx, New York and Tell It Like It Is (1966) based on Harvey’s experience living with a black family in Norfolk, Virginia. David is the curator of Burn Magazine and has also shot over forty essays for National Geographic magazine. 

Stephen Dupont – a leading Australian Photographer whose work has earned him photography’s most prestigious awards. His work has been featured in numerous international publications including The New Yorker, The Independent, The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair

Pablo Bartholomew – Pablo Bartholomew is a self-taught, Indian photographer. He was awarded first prize by World Press Photo in 1975 for his series on morphine addicts. In 1984, he won the World Press Picture of the Year for his iconic image of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. As a photojournalist, he documented societies in conflict and transition for over 20 years. His work has been featured in magazines like National Geographic, Geo, Newsweek, Time, Life and exhibited worldwide, most recently at Rencontres d’Arles, France, Rubin Museum of Art, New York. Whitechapel Gallery, London, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, Fishbar Gallery, London, Photoink, New Delhi and Art Chennai,India

Andrew Quilty – World Press Photo Award winner and The Walkley’s Young Australian Photojournalist of The Year Award. Exhibited in Sydney galleries as well as published commissions for editorial in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, The Guardian Magazine, The Good Weekend and others. He has been a member of the Australian Photographic Collective Oculi since 2007

Valeriy Klamm – a Siberian based photographer and curator of the photo blog Birthmark and co-curator/producer of the photo blogs off-line break through ‘WE’,  an exibition from Photopolygon (citizen photojournalists’ community)

Chris Ireland – winner of the 2011 Shoot the Chef portrait competition, Chris is one of Australia’s elite young generation photographers. Advertising accounts include  Kellogg’s, Macquarie Bank, Bell Shakespeare, AMP, Energy Australia, AstraZenecca and Fairfax. Chris is a member of The Pool collective

Alasdair Foster – the founding director of Fotofeis, the award-winning international biennale of photo-based art in Scotland (1991–1997), director of the Australian Centre for Photography (1998–2011). He began his career in the documentary film industry working for Films of Scotland, a company initiated by the legendary John Grierson, before establishing a successful photographic business (1980-1990). His educational background is in photography, natural philosophy, history and film and he has worked as an artist, curator, writer, editor, researcher, policy advisor and commercial photographer

Bob Hewitt – Director Foto Freo

Alexia Sinclair – an award winning Fine Art photographer and digital artist with clients such as Harpers Bazaar and Canon Australia. She has worked in New York as a digital artist and exhibited in numerous exhibitions including at the Australian Centre for Photography and the Art Gallery of NSW

Shaune Lakin – Director Monash Gallery

Alan Davies – Curator of photographic collections State Library of NSW

Jules Boag – Albury Art Gallery

Mike Bowers – A photographer with vast experience in the media, currently the picture editor of the Global Mail, Mike Bowers was the Pictorial Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and is the host of Talking Pictures on ABC TV’s Insiders

Andrew Johnstone – A designer, editor of Take Magazine and director of Semi Permanent a world leading design conference that hosts  events in different cities attracting thousands of attendees.

Cameron Gray – Freelance photographic producer for the past 12 years.
Has produced for photographers as diverse as Urs Buhlman, Julian Wolkenstein & Chris Searl, in between brief stints as art buyer at DDB Sydney & BWM Sydney.
Currently Executive Producer at the Pool Collective,  a photographer’s collective with the common aim of creating world-class photography whilst inspiring and contributing to the wider community through visual art.

Sally Brownbill – trained as a commercial photographer at RMIT and worked in the UK as a photographer and later ran own agency representing some of Melbourne’s top photographers. Sally has been working with designers, art directors and copywriters to equip photographers with marketing strategies including web design and branding. Sally lectured in photography for 13 years at RMIT and guest lectures to a variety of universities and courses.

Robert McFarlane – a documentary photographer for more than four decades – specialising in social issues and documenting performance in film and theatre with pulished works in all major Austarlian pubication.
For the past twenty years Robert has written critically on photography for the Sydney Morning Herald and a number of magazines from B+W to the Bulletin, Art & Australia, the Financial Review Magazine and Good Weekend.
His photographs are held in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Australia and numerous private collections.

When: 5 – 6 May, 10am – 4pm (registration from 9am)
  5 May, 4 – 6pm Social function
Where: Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, Sydney
Cost: $95 ($85 members)
Full details will be available soon.

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