Head On(line) Photo Festival

In a first for Sydney’s annual ‘Head On Photo Festival,’ the 2020 iteration delivered its diverse public program solely online. From 2 to 17 May, audiences engaged with over 100 exhibitions – capturing the complexities of contemporary life, from politics to expressions of identity, sexuality and ageing. Web events included live stream artist talks, panel discussions, critiques and photography workshops conducted by prominent photographers such as Obed Wagenstien and industry experts from Adobe and Sony.

Festival Director, Moshe Rosenzveig OAM said ‘In these challenging times when community is needed more than ever, the 2020 Festival offers a platform for learning, discussion, new ideas and community support.’

Anna Bedynska, from the series ‘Clothes for Death’. Courtesy the artist and Head On Photo Festival 2020

In conjunction with the festival, on 1 May, the Head On Awards were presented. Australian photographer Fiona Wolf took out the Portrait Prize, Mullengudgery-based Marcia Macmillan was awarded the Landscape Prize, and Joel Parkinson received the 2020 Student Prize.