Winners of the 2009 Head On Portrait Prize were announced last night at the Australian Centre for Photography in Paddington to a record crowd of well over 1000 people.
This year’s judges were Magnum photographer Trent Parke, multi award winning photographer Narelle Autio, Good Weekend picture editor Judith Love and Head On Curator Moshe Rosenzveig. Robert McFarlane was this year’s judge of the Critic’s Choice Award.
Head On, now in its sixth year, is regarded by the arts community and reviewers as the most critically important photographic portrait prize in the country. It represents a vibrant, diverse cross-section of new and traditional photographic practices, showcasing work by emerging and established practitioners alike. Images selected include diverse two-dimensional photomedia from digital to darkroom and the documentary to the staged.
Head On founder and curator Moshe Rosenzveig will talk next Saturday 9 May, about the development of this project. He will be joined by Good Weekend picture editor Judith Love who will discuss the selection process and finalists who will expand on their work in the show. The floor talk will take place next Saturday 9 May, 1pm at the Australian Centre for Photography, 257 Oxford Street, Paddington.
The show is supported by Canon, Adobe, Sandisk, DataBasics, Focal Press, ACDSee, emailbrain, Studio Migo, Gekko Images, Pixel Perfect Prolab, Frankel Lawyers, Lowepro, Orient Capital, Momento, Dragon Image, Kayell, Le Bukhara, Abercorn Wine, GASAA, Designer & Programmers and the Australian Centre for Photography.