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Head On Festival returns in 2019

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The Head On photo festival returns to Sydney to celebrate its 10th anniversary this May.

The festival presents curated exhibitions featuring contemporary fine art photography, portraiture and photojournalism.

Features of the program include an exhibition of works by internationally celebrated German-Australian fashion photographer Helmut Newton (1920-2004), David Bowie by renowned Japanese artist Masayoshi Sukita, Walkley Award winning photojournalist David Dare Parker’s exploration of the Rohingya refugee crisis and Dina Goldstein‘s surreal analyses of religious faith within the context of the modern forces of technology, science and secularism.

“Head On prides itself in being a platform that presents world class exhibitions that place the work of internationally recognised artists alongside those of emerging and established Australian talent,” says festival director Moshe Rosenzveig. “Over the past decade, Head On has presented the work of over 5000 photographers, including Roger Ballen, Mary Ellen Mark, and Bill Henson.”

The Head On Photo Awards will also return, offering a prize pool of $60,000. The Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers across four categories including Portrait, Landscape and Mobile, which are open internationally to professional and amateur photographers from classical and contemporary styles.

The festival hub will be at Paddington Town Hall, with remaining exhibitions spread across Delmar Gallery, Ashfield, Lyons Gallery, Paddington and Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle.

Visit the official website for more information.

Feature image: Dina Goldstein.

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