…Head On is really the only opportunity to see the best portraiture work the country has to offer’ Good Weekend, April 2007

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – Sunday 11pm (EDT), 22 March 2009
Head on Foundation invites photographers to submit works 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.

Head On Portrait Seminar
Don’t miss Head On Seminar – a whole day of information and ideas to help improve your portriture photography presented by 8 of Australia’s top practitioners. Topics cover aspects such as technical, creative as well as promoting your work.
The seminar will be held at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington on Wednesday 4 March 2009. More details

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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.

The show is supported by Canon, Adobe, Sandisk, DataBasics, Focal Press, ACDSee, emailbrain, Studio Migo, Gekko Images, Pixel Perfect Prolab, Frankel Lawyers, Lowepro, Blanket Magazine, Orient Capital, Momento, Gizmo TV, Dragon Image, Kayell, Le Bukhara and the Australian Centre for Photography.


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