This series contrasts Zen principles with modernity, nature with urbanisation, and rationalism with intuition. In its Muromachi Period (1392-1573), Japan was home to 12.5 million people, and Zen Buddhism dominated its culture. The priest-painters ushered in the Chinese-style haboku (‘splashed ink’) painting, likening the spontaneous brushwork to the intuitive experience of enlightenment.
Celebration of the best of Australian photojournalism, featuring 60 images from the best photojournalists. A celebration of the best of Australian photojournalism, the Paper Tigers exhibition features sixty images from sixty of the best Australian photojournalists. The need for truthful journalism has never been more critical. It is through the lens of these photographers that we understand and experience much of the world’s events. Look back at the most critical moments through recent Australian history, and the images by which we remember them.
The Head On Landscape Awards (est. 2013) celebrate innovation in landscape photography. The selected finalists encompass landscape photographers who push the boundaries of landscape as a visual genre and explore how we navigate the spaces we inhabit and the spaces that exclude us.
The Head On Student Awards recognise the talents and innovative practices of Australia’s K-12 students; the next generation of Australian artists. The Student Awards are specifically designed to nurture emerging photographic talent across all photographic styles and genres.
These images are from a series called Sixteen, exploring what it means to be sixteen in the UK today. I explored the personal expressions, challenges and inspirations of being a young person growing up in Cornwall, in one of the most deprived areas of the UK, opening up conversations with young people about their hopes and fears and who or what sustains them, giving prominence to voices rarely heard.
- Head On Photo Festival 2022
As borders went up and communities around the country locked down, Australia was afforded a unique opportunity to turn its gaze inward.
Nowhere did that play out with more poignancy than in Western Australia. With the state isolated from most of the nation for the better part of two years, locals rekindled their love affair with all things Western Australia, embraced their culture and celebrated its legacy.
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