Sandra Byron

Sandra Byron is an independent Curator and Writer and Director of Byron McMahon Gallery, a commercial gallery in Sydney.
For well over twenty years Sandra Byron has played a leading role in advancing the cause of photography in the Museum field in Australia and in the development and advancement of photography in the fine art photography market in Australia. Byron founded the commercial gallery, Byron Mapp Gallery which opened in Paddington in 1995. She had spent the previous thirteen years as Curator of Photography at The Art Gallery of New South Wales. 

Byron has also played a major role in encouraging philanthropy and managing business arts partnerships including setting up programs for The National Gallery of Australia’s Photography Circle, The Photography Collection Benefactors Scheme at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Campbelltown Bicentennial Art Gallery. She is a member of AIPAD (Association of Independent Photography Art Dealers) the ACGA (Australian Commercial Galleries Association) and a valuer for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts program. In addition to Sandra Byron’s extensive experience in museums, commercial galleries and auction houses Byron’s University studies have included Visual Arts, Fine Arts and Business Administration.

Stephen Dupont

Stephen Dupont is an internationaly award winning Australian photographer and film maker and a member of Contact Press Images. His reportages have been featured in The New Yorker, Newsweek, French and German GEO, Liberation, The Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and Time. These stories have earned him photography’s most prestigious prizes, including a Robert Capa Gold Medal citation from the Overseas Press Club of America in 2006, first places in the World Press Photo and at Pictures of the Year International. In 2007 he was the winner of the W.Eugene Smith Prize for Humanistic Photography for his long-term project on Afghanistan.
Dupont exhibited his work in London, Paris, New York, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, and at Perpignans Visa Pour L’Image Festival. In 1999 he was a founding member of the first festival of photojournalism in Australia: REPORTAGE- A Celebration of Australian Photojournalism.
He is represented by the Byron McMahon Gallery and his photographs are held in many national and international public and private collections including the National Libraries of NSW and Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Australian War Memorial, Boston Athenaeum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Berlin Kunst Bibliotek, University of California, Stanford University and the New York Public Library.
He works on long term projects around war, conflict and social issues.

Moshe Rosenzveig

Moshe Rosenzveig, founder of Head On, is a photojournalist, commercial photographer, educator and an award winning television producer/director, whose career in the visual arts and the media spans 25 years.
Moshe’s television work has been screened on SBS TV, ARTE, and other overseas networks. His photographic work has been published in major local and international magazines.
Moshe’s recent personal photographic work has been exhibited in Sydney Now at the Museum of Sydney 2008, at the 2004 Sydney Festival, in Art and About 2003, 2005 and 2006, and in Cross Projections 2004 and 2005.
As well as doing photography Moshe is currently teaching photojournalism at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is also a speaker and a regular contributor to Digital Media World.

Robert McFarlane

For the past 45 years Robert McFarlane has documented social issues and performances in film and theatre. Begining in 1963, Robert McFarlane started a long but intermittent involvement in photographing indigenous Australia with his Walkabout magazine assignment about Charles Perkins.
For the past 25 years Robert McFarlane has written critically on photography first for the Australian and in the last 18 years for the Sydney Morning Herald.
His photographs are held in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the Art Gallery of NSW and private collections.

Past Judges

Sandy Edwards: Past Codirector of Stills Gallery and currently a freelace curator

Dr Gene Sherman: Director of Sherman Galleries

Russell Storer: Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art

Greg Weight: Award winning photographer

Michael Nagy: Director, Michael Nagy Fine Art

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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