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Head On is a non-profit organisation which aims to promote photography through an annual portrait competition and other related activities.



 A one day seminar about portraiture not to be missed by anyone who photographs people – professionals and non-professionals alike.

Learn the secrets to creating great work and getting it published from some of Australia’s foremost commercial photographers and photojournalists.


Where: Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall, Cnr. Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington, NSW 2021
When: Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 10am-4pm
Cost: $15


Be sure to book as places are limited



DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – Sunday 11pm (EDT), 22 March 2009

Head on Foundation invites photographers to submit images to the 2009 photographic portrait competition.

Prizes will be awarded for the best 3 images. The selection of images will be done anonymously based on the power of the photograph rather than the celebrity of the subject or photographer. Further prizes will be awarded to images selected for ‘The Critic’s Prize’ and for ‘People’s Choice’.

Finalists’ work will be selected by Magnum photographer Trent Parke, Award winning Photographer Narelle Autio, Good Weekend picture editor Judith Love and Head On curator Moshe Rosenzveig. The ‘Critic’s Prize’ will be selected by the Sydney Morning Herald photography critic Robert McFarlane.

Total value of prizes is approximately $37,000.

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