Sydney’s beaches, parks and galleries are set to showcase a series of powerful photographs from around the world as the annual Head On Photo Festival returns. Running from 4-20 November, the free arts festival presents groundbreaking photographic stories, stretching across all genres, from fine art to photojournalism.
The event will see over 500 photographers showcasing their work across 107 exhibitions, including major outdoor venues of Bondi Beach, Bondi Pavilion and Paddington Reservoir Gardens.
Visitors will be able to discover a fascinating array of moving photographs that tackle themes of global conflict, feminism, refugees, pop culture, youth homelessness and more. There will also be a number of artist talks, panels and guided events running during the two weeks.
The list of exhibitions include Paper Tigers, a celebration of Australian photojournalism, Naadam – A race across a nation, which follows horse race traditions of Mongolian nomads, and the rocketgirl chronicles, featuring stories of the world’s most locked-down city.
For its opening night event on 4 November at the Bondi Pavilion, the Head On Foundation will be announcing the winners of the 2022 Head On Photo Awards, and celebrating the beginning of the festival with entertainment, food and drinks.
“We are very excited about this year’s images’ global-scale and creative range. Each photograph tells a story and allows the viewer a glimpse into worlds unknown,” says Moshe Rosenzveig OAM, Founder and Creative Director of Head On Foundation. “The exhibitions’ appeal merges the boundaries between everyday people, photographic enthusiasts, and artists. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the sunshine, particularly after the previous two years of lockdown.”