Head On Portrait Prize 2013 judges

Alan Davies
Curator of Photographs, State Library of NSW

Alan Davies has been Curator of Photographs at the State Library of New South Wales since 1989. He received a Churchill Fellowship to catalogue Australian photographs in British institutions and won the inaugural Australian Heritage Award for publications with his first book.He has produced numerous catalogues for photographic exhibitions and 6 books on aspects of Australian Photography. Not surprisingly, he is also a keen photographer.

Andrew Quilty

Andrew Quilty divides his time between personal photographic projects for exhibition and commissions for editorial publications such as The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, The Guardian Magazine, The Good Weekend and others. He has won a World Press Photo Award and a Walkley Young Australian Photojournalist of The Year Award. Quilty has been a member of the Australian Photographic Collective Oculi since 2007 and is now based in New York City.

Tegan Sadlier
Picture Editor, Good Weekend Magazine

Tegan Sadlier has been working in the photography industry for nearly 20 years, after completing an Arts Degree at the University of NSW and then a brief photography course at the Australian Centre for Photography.
She began her career as a researcher in a stock photo library and then became a picture editor at Who Magazine in 1997. In 2001 Tegan moved to New York to work at the Time Inc head office, commissioning photo shoots for Who in the US. 

In 2007 Tegan return to editorial picture editing – the job she loves and joined Fairfax Media.

Tegan is now the photo editor of Good Weekend and Sunday Life and loves the joys and challenges that come with those roles.

Moshe Rosenzveig
Head On Foundation Director

Moshe Rosenzveig is the founder and director of Head On Photo Festival, the world’s second-largest event of its kind.
His career spans over 30 years as a photojournalist, commercial photographer, educator and an award winning television producer/director whose work has been screened, published and exhibited in Australia and overseas.Moshe has judged numerous competitions including Art & About Sydney Life, the Walkleys and Train Spotting at the Powerhouse Museum.

High profile judges from within the visual arts industry select the 40 finalists and the winners.

The judges in 2012 were multi award winning photographer , and Head On curator Moshe Rosenzveig. The ‘Critic’s Prize’ was selected by photography critic Robert McFarlane.

Every year judging is done anonymously – no identifying detail is visible to the judges, to ensure that the selection is not affected by who the photographer is or by the subject of the photograph.

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Past Judges

Shaune Lakin, Monash Gallery Director
Robbie Buck, ABC broadcaster and collector
Tamara Dean, multi award winning photographer
Judith Blackall, Head of Artistic Programs, MCA
Sandra Harrison
, Photographic Managing Editor, Sydney Morning Herald
Sean Izzard, multiple award winning photographer
Isobel Crombie: Senior Curator, Photography, National Gallery of Victoria
Anthony Browell:
Award winning photographer
Isabelle Rouvoullois:
Photo editor
Judith Love: Past picture editor of Good Weekend
Trent Parke: Magnum photo agency member and a  multi award winning photographer
Narelle Autio:
Multi award winning photographer
Stephen Dupont: Multi award winning photographer
Sandra Byron: Byron McMahon Gallery director
Sandy Edwards: Curator at Stills Gallery and Creative Producer Arthere
Dr Gene Sherman:
 Director of Sherman Galleries
Greg Weight: Award winning photographer
Michael Nagy:
Director, Michael Nagy Fine Art
Russell Storer: Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art

Submission deadline 17 March 2013

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