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Every year in Head On Photo Festival, we have poignant, often deeply affecting shows that deal with delicate issues, especially those that affect women, and this year is no exception. Here’s a peep at a few to come in November.

Photographer Jacqueline Lukowski presents Girl interrupted, which captures the fleeting and fragile nature of the window between a girl’s childhood and adolescence through her relationship with dolls.  The colouration and uncanny quality in the images leave the viewer both unsettled and beguiled as Jacqueline subtly subverts the stereotype of young femininity.

Image: Jacqueline Lukowski from Girl Interrupted

Every year in Head On Photo Festival, we have poignant, often deeply affecting shows that deal with delicate issues, especially those that affect women, and this year is no exception. Here’s a peep at a few to come in November.

Photographer Jacqueline Lukowski presents Girl interrupted, which captures the fleeting and fragile nature of the window between a girl’s childhood and adolescence through her relationship with dolls.  The colouration and uncanny quality in the images leave the viewer both unsettled and beguiled as Jacqueline subtly subverts the stereotype of young femininity.

 

Image: Thana Faroq, The Everyday Projects from Women on the move

The Everyday Projects is an international community of visual storytellers who highlight multiple perspectives around important issues. They present Women on the move, a project that looks at the phenomenon of displacement, which is steadily increasing in today’s complex world and disproportionately affecting women. They share stories from women who have migrated for better opportunities but with little or no legal protection. 

 

Image: Sylvia Liber from Strength and resilience

Press photographer Sylvia Liber confronts domestic violence through the stories of its female survivors. Strength and resilience gives voice to these women, making space for their experiences to be better understood.

 

Image: Navid Memar from Do you not think?

Perhaps an outlier in the shows dealing with women’s issues is this unique exhibition from Art director and designer Navid Memar with photography by Mahdiyar Zamzam and editing by Ali Dolatabadi. The title of this exhibition, أَفَلَا تَتَفَكَّرُون (Do you not think?) is a part of a Quranic verse. Through stylised photography that emphasises form and body to highlight women’s space within society, the scenes question the exclusion of women across many historical narratives in Islamic and Christian traditions.

Head On Photo Festival 2021 launches with the exciting announcement of this year’s Photo Awards winners on Friday 19 November, with exhibitions running until Sunday 28 November.   We hope you’ll join us either online or, if you’re in Sydney, in person at Bondi Beach and Paddington’s Reservoir Gardens and other locations across Sydney. 

The program will be released soon so be sure to look out for that. Stay up-to-date by following us on Instagram or subscribing to our newsletter.

 

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