The countdown is on! With less than a month until the Head On Photo Festival 2023 launches, we want to share a sneak peek into key venues and a look at what’s to come for the program.

Graham Cordery

Every year, the world-renowned Head On Photo Festival is a fantastic opportunity to see the work of emerging and established photographers from Australia and worldwide.

It’s also a chance to learn more about the art of photography and meet other photography enthusiasts at free exhibitions, live panel discussions, artist talks and more.

Christian Fuchs

This year, you can visit us at key venues across Sydney, returning to audience-favourite outdoor exhibitions at Bondi Beach Promenade and the historic Paddington Reservoir Gardens.

Festival highlights include the world premiere of the Head On Portrait Awards 2023 at Bondi Pavilion Gallery.

A number of key photojournalism exhibitions at The Muse, TAFE NSW, Ultimo. Conveniently located in the heart of Central Sydney, The Muse will showcase five exhibitions capturing the struggles of the people enduring the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and other intimate visual stories on important social issues.

Paula Bronstein

We have included here a tiny selection of images from the Festival.

Graham Cordery’s show to be displayed at Bondi Beach Promenade captures what locals get up to on the UK’s hottest-ever day on record, 22 July 2022.

Peruvian photographer Christian Fuchs’ series ‘Transgeneration’ will be one of the shows at Paddington Reservoir Gardens. The exhibition is a body of work composed of self-portraits inspired by images from the 19th century, through which Fuchs can embody his ancestors.

American photojournalist Paula Bronstein harrowing images from the Ukraine war will be displayed at the Muse alongside other photojournalists.

With 6-12 shows at our key venues, you won’t want to miss a destination!

Festival exhibitions are also on show at gallery spaces across Sydney, including Delmar Gallery, Stirrup Gallery and the Goethe Institute.

AND, DON’T MISS OUR CONVERSATION PROGRAM at The Muse Gallery, TAFE NSW, Ultimo on Saturday 11 November – watch out for more details in the coming days.

The Head On Photo Festival returns from 10 November to 3 December 2023 with a jam-packed program at spectacular locations.


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