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Photo festival season in China is up and running, and Head On Photo Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig OAM has been racking up the frequent flyer miles.

We were invited to three festivals to show four exhibitions and give six talks which means we were able to support the careers of 49 photographers and promote Australian photography.

For the first time, we have organised two solo shows for up and coming Australian photographers. Past Head On Photo Festival exhibitors Michael Jalaru Torres (Broome/Melbourne) exhibited in the Pingyao International Photography Festival (September) and coming up in November, Michaela Skovranova (Sydney) will exhibit in Sanmenxia.


Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP), September

We have been part of PIP since 2013, presenting one exhibition from the Head On Photo Awards. This year, in addition to Michael’s exhibition, we showed the entire Head On Portrait Prize 2019.


For the first time we also took a solo show by Michael Jalaru Torres (Head On Photo Festival exhibitor 2017, 2018, 2019)

Images: Courtesy the artist

Photo Beijing, October

Thanks to our partnership with Photo Beijing, we were able to give further opportunities to several Head On Student Prize Finalists whose work was selected for exhibition in the Silk Road International Photography Competition.

During curator and artist talks, we highlighted the importance of increased cross-cultural exchange through more collaboration between Chinese and Australian artists.

We are happy to say that for Head On Photo Festival 2020 we plan to show two Featured exhibitions by Chinese artists.

More information about the Head On Photo Awards 2020 and Head On Photo Festival 2020 will be available in the coming weeks.


Head On Photo Festival at Photo Beijing

Moshe presents ‘About portraiture’ at Xian University of Technology, School of Art and Design.

White Swan Wildlife International Photography: Sanmenxia, November

Image left: Love scars Michaela Skovranova 
Image right: courtesy of Anrielle Hunt

We are excited to be taking the work of Australian nature photographer Michaela Skovranova (Head On Photo Festival exhibitor 20142016, 2017, 2019) to Sanmenxia.

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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