Photo Festival

Photo Festival

A daily program of over 80 artist talks, panel discussions and hands-on workshops led by internationally renowned photographers featuring street photography from your living room, Astrophotography 101, a guide to your mobile camera and more.


Sydney, Australia: Head On Photo Festival has today revealed highlight events for its diverse public program presented entirely online. Running from 1-17 May 2020, Australia's leading annual international photography event will present over 100 exhibitions and a daily program of over 80 online events. The 2020 program features more than 50 artist talks and panel discussions presented by internationally celebrated photographers and leading industry professionals from around the globe and a series of free photography workshops led by award winning photographers including Oded Wagenstein and experts from Adobe and Sony.  


The winners for the 2020 Head On Awards will be announced at the Festival's launch party held online on Friday 1 May from 6pm. A highlight of the Sydney arts calendar, this free public event will showcase the works of 100 finalists across three categories including Portrait, Landscape and Student. The annual Awards offer a prize pool of $70,000 to professional and enthusiast photographers around the world. 


Head On Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig OAM said: "Head On Photo Festival prides itself on presenting not only international quality exhibitions but creating a space for cutting edge discussion and learning for both the public and professional photographers alike. Going digital has amplified this and allowed us to draw on our incredible international community to present a remarkable public program that stretches five continents. 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 - we can't wait to see you all online soon!" 


Every day of the Festival, audiences will be able to access predominantly live streamed artist talks, panel discussions and photography workshops for the general public, children and photography professionals. The majority of these events will include audience participation through live Q&A sessions, social sessions and hands-on workshops that all seek to encourage diverse and engaging conversation



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.