Sydney, Australia: Head On Photo Festival, Australia's leading annual international photography event, has today announced that it will go ahead as a predominantly online event from 1-17 May, accompanied by a diverse program of webinars and events. Recipients of the Head On Photo Awards, including categories for Portrait, Landscape and Student, will be announced on 1 May as planned. Head On plans to stage a scaled-back physical festival in November 2020.
Head On Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig OAM said: "The Head On Photo Festival team have been regularly checking updates regarding the coronavirus pandemic and we are making plans to best protect the public, our artists, volunteers and staff. We recognise the extraordinary effort photographers have put into delivering Award submissions and preparing exhibitions over recent months and plan to honour and celebrate this by working to create an online Head On Photo Festival.
This online version of the Festival will be held as scheduled from 1-17 May and will be accompanied by an exciting program of online seminars and events throughout the Festival period. We will then work to present a scaled-back physical festival later in the year. At a time when many people will be in isolation, this digital platform will provide our audiences around the world with a variety of interesting artworks, images and activities to engage and interact with.
With the support of our wonderful sponsors, our devoted team is currently working hard to deliver the best online and physical festival we can, so keep an eye out for updates! Thank you to everyone for their understanding and support in this difficult and uncertain time."
Please visit the Head On Photo Festival website and social media for further updates. Full programming will be announced in April 2020.
ABOUT HEAD ON FOUNDATION
Head On Foundation (est. 2008) is a non-profit organization 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 (Portrait, Landscape and Student photographic prizes) and collaborative projects. Head On Photo Festival is a bridge between Australian and international photographic markets. The festival has toured in America, China, India, Europe and New Zealand. This has introduced the international photographic elite to the wealth of photographic talent Australia possesses. https://www.headon.com.au/