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Head On Photo Festival’s first week went by quickly. Our landscape, portrait and student awards were announced at our launch last Friday and our weekend was filled with inspiring artists talks and panels. The festival continues with more openings, workshops, talks, and panels. We hope to see you there! 

(Please note all times are Sydney AEDT, UTC +11) 

Mervyn Bishop

Saturday 12 November 

2 PM – 4 PM (Sydney AEDT) exhibition opening – Paper Tigers at Delmar Gallery 

A celebration of the best of Australian photojournalism, the Paper Tigers exhibition features sixty images from sixty Australian photojournalists. Look back at the most critical moments through recent Australian and world history, and the images by which we remember them. 

4 PM – 5:30 PM (Sydney AEDT) exhibition opening – Mirrors and windows at TAP gallery 

Mirrors and windows is inspired by John Szarkowski’s concept that photographs fall somewhere on the continuum “from public to private concerns” or “mirrors and windows.” Exhibitors Herbert Ascherman Jr and Len Metcalf believe they can shed light on contemporary photographic practice by revisiting the concepts proposed by Szarkowski and explored in exhibition.

Md Jamal

Sunday 13 November  

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Sydney AEDT) panel discussion – Making social issues visible at Bondi Pavilion in the High tide room and online. 

Join Ilana Rose, photographer of the groundbreaking series Home truths, Keith Waters, CEO of Youth Development Australia and the National Youth Commission, Trish Connolly, CEO Yfoundations, and Elvis Martin, Youth advocate to learn more about the youth homelessness crisis in Australia, what is being done to fix it, and how visual representation brings awareness to social issues. 

3 PM – 4:30 PM (Sydney AEDT) panel discussion – Live from the world’s largest refugee camp at Bondi Pavilion in the High tide room and online. 

In this panel you will hear from members and collaborators of Rohingyatographer, a photography magazine based out of Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh in the world’s largest refugee camp. Rohingyatographer works to make the lives of refugees visible by photographing the lives of people in the camp. The group presents one of their first projects at Head On Photo Festival 2022, with their exhibition We are Rohingya. 

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM (Sydney AEDT) artist talk – Behind the exhibition: part 3 at Bondi Pavilion in the High tide room and online. 

In this dynamic session, Aaron Yeandle, Johannes Bosgra, Michelle Sank and Ingeborg Everaerd, will take you beyond their images into how and why they tell the stories that they do. 

Johannes Bosgra

Come get inspired, meet our exhibited artists, and learn about social and humanitarian issues locally and internationally.  We hope to see you at the events and openings this week!

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