The 2017 edition of the Head On Photo Festival is launching with an opening night party at UNSW Art & Design on Saturday 6 May, 6-9pm.
Join us for a night of exhibitions, performances, awards, music, local foods and drinks.
Head On Photo Festival is a bridge between Australian and international photographic markets. The festival has toured the Americas, China, India, Europe and New Zealand, bringing international and Australian photographic talent and practices into dialogue.
Head On is proudly inclusive. Over the years, Head On Photo Festival has provided $500,000 in cash and products to pracitioners through the Head On Awards.
The Head On Award winners for 2017 will be announced on the night, with over $50,000 in prizes to be awarded across 4 categories.
US artist and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow Maggie Steber's new exhibition titled Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma will be presented in UNSW Art & Design's ADspace.
Maggie Steber is a photographer who has worked in more than 60 nations champions humanistic values and ideas. She received numerous grants and awards in support of her practice over 30 years including work covering disasters in Haiti. Aperture published a monograph on her work Dancing on Fire in 1991. She has been a photo editor, director of photography, curator and photographer. She teaches workshops around the world including Master Classes for World Press Photo. Steber has served as judge for many grants and photographic competitions. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the US and around the world and is included in the US Library of Congress and the Richter Library at University of Miami. Her honours include Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press and Pictures of the Year first prizes, Overseas Press Club awards and Medal for Distinguished Service to Journalism.
During her time in Sydney, Maggie will also be hosting Walk on the Wild Side: Mystery Workshop with Maggie Steber, exploring the elusive and mysterious nature of ideas.
Head On Foundation (est. 2008) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the work of photographers at all stages of career, encouraging excellence and innovation, making photography accessible to all and raising awareness of important issues through photography. The main activities of the Foundation are Head On Photo Festival and Head On Awards including Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Student photographic prize categories and collaborative projects.
Register for the launch here.