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Annette Ruzicka presents ‘My Fathers Runners’

– posted by Sally

"A small detail in a big story that has been buried for almost thirty years".

Annette Ruzicka is launching her solo exhibition 'My Fathers Runners' in Melbourne on Thursday 20 September.

Beverages and snacks will be provided and there is limited parking on site or on Buckhurst St/surrounds.

Keep your calendar free on the 20th and go and see her amazing work!


Submissions for 2019 close this weekend*

– posted by Mel

Head On Photo Festival returns next May

Don't miss this opportunity to exhibit in one of the world's leading photography events!

Deadline for submission: Sunday 29 July 2018, 11:59pm (Sydney time)

Exhibition submissions are selected without the artists’ names ensuring an equal opportunity for all artists to show their work.

*Excluding the Head On Photo Awards

Find out more here


Head On Photo Awards Winners 2018

– posted by Sally

The winners of the Head On Photo Awards, Australia’s most prestigious photography competition, were announced by the Minister for the Arts in front of more than 2000 people on Friday 4th May. The winners share a prize pool worth  $60,000!

If you are in Sydney, check out the Finalists Exhibitions:

Portrait Prize: Festival Hub Paddington Town Hall 5-20 May 10-6pm
Landscape Prize: New South Wales Parlament House 7-24 May Mon-Fri till 5pm
Mobile Prize: Festival Hub Paddington Town Hall 5-20 May 10-6pm
Student Prize: Paddington Reservoir Gardens 5-20 May8-6pm

To see all the winning images check here  :)




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Some photographers have requested an extended deadline due to Easter. The cut-off date is now Easter Sunday (Don't leave it till the last minute).

Head On Photo Festival is pleased to advise that AddOn, a non-competitive, anonymous, photographic exhibition with an open brief, is back for another year.

Photos can be of any subject taken with any camera including mobile phones, holgas, etc. Images must be square and submitted online. This exhibition is by invitation only.

Your picture will be printed and exhibited at 541 Art Space between 4-15 May.

The submission fee includes all printing, hanging and exhibition costs and your return surprise "adult lucky dip" (After the exhibition another photographer’s photo will be returned to you).

All funds raised go wholly towards staging AddOn and the Head On Photo Festival — a not-for-profit organisation.

Please email  Charles McKean, if you'd like any other information.



Head On Photo Festival - Deadline for submissions.

– posted by Sally

Don't forget the deadline for the Head On Photo Festival is fast approaching. Make sure you have your entries in by 11pm Sunday 25th February.



2017 Photographer of the Year - The Results!

– posted by Sally

Congratulations to all the winners. I loved being a judge on for this competition and enjoyed looking a everyones work.

In the link below you can see the overall winner (the highest scoring portfolio from all categories) and winners for each category.

There has also had a little bit of media coverage so far if you're interested:



– posted by Sally

Australian Photography Awards (APA) was started two years ago by like minded photographers wanting to create a photographic competition that wasn’t just available for professionals, but a competition that was accessible to hobbyist, enthusiasts and professionals like.
I have been lucky enough to sit on the panel, amongst an esteemed group of judges since it’s inspection.

At APA, we promote social understanding and diversity through photography. We feel that photography is a powerful medium that has the ability to effect real change, unify people and bridge cultures.

APA is an annual photographic competition open to people living in Australia and Australian citizens living overseas.

In 2017, APA had a record breaking $42,000 worth of cash and prizes to reward the winners. The 2017 categories include Portrait, Landscape, Wildlife, Documentary, Mobile, Student and Peoples Choice. With the support of their major sponsor, Fuji lm Australia and their category sponsors michaels cameras digital and video, Ilford Imaging, Lowepro, Lume Cube, Manfrotto, Reed Graduation Services as well as their social partners AIME, the highest scoring image in each category will receive a Fuji lm X-Pro 2 Graphite Silver Pack, vouchers and a cash prize.

In early October the judging committee assembled in Melbourne on a mission to discover Australia’s most original, thought provoking photography. With over 2,500 entries this year APA is quickly becoming one of Australia’s leading photographic competitions.

Portrait Category Winner
Photographer - Kay Cypher
Image Title - Aged under wraps
Image Caption - Today's media often presents the over photoshoped and perfect images of the young and beautiful but there is little discussion or exposure about the body image of the older person.

Landscape Category Winner
Photographer - Leah Kennedy
Image Title - Progress
Image Caption - An exploration of humans through our interaction with the environment during early stages of our mark on the land. A commentary on the act of human progress.

Mobile Category Winner
Photographer - Glenn Homann
Image Title - Winter Song
Image Caption - An unusually cold morning (the coldest of the year in fact), provided inspiration for my image. The temperature was still below zero as the sun rose above the hills at Ripley, near Ipswich. The early fog had dispersed, but lingered above the creeks and waterways running across the landscape. I was able to capture this panoramic view from a low vantage point, just as the sun highlighted the whispy fog. Shards of light illuminated elements of the creek, it's bed, and surrounds. A conversion to black and white would accentuate a focus on the rich, tonal qualities of the scene before me..

Documentary Category Winner
Photographer - Chris Hopkins
Image Title - A Day at the Races
Image Caption - A group of race goers are caught in a moment of light-hearted hi-jinks after the running of the Melbourne Cup. 2016 saw the worlds media turn to the Melbourne Cup not as a grand event but rather as a lowpoint in the behaviour of Melbourne’s race-goers.

Landscape Category Winner
Photographer - Georgina Steytler
Image Title - Ethereal
Image Caption - I like the feeling of peace and otherwordliness that comes from this elegant white bird against a white background. The sun had not yet risen and there was only a soft, misty light in which there was nothing else to distract the eye.

Student Category Winner
Photographer - Cameron Meacham
Image Title - Ocean Painting
Image Caption - Nill


The Head On 2017 Winners announced

– posted by Sally

TBE congratulates all the winners and entrants into this year's Head On Photo Festival.

Jump online to check out the winners:


You’re running out of time to enter!

– posted by Sally

You’re running out of time to enter! Open internationally, with a prize pool of $50,000 in cash, equipment and software across Portrait, Landscape and Mobile categories -

All finalists will be exhibited in Head On Photo Festival,
Australia’s premier event of its kind and one of the world’s leading photo festivals #headon17 #HeadOnPhotoAwards


Call for entries for Head On Photo Festival 2017

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It's time for the 2017 Head On Photo Festival and I encourage all photograghers to get you images in - NOW!



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2016 SUNSTUDIOS’ prestigious ‘Assistants & Emerging Photographers Award’

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Now in its seventh year, SUNSTUDIOS’ prestigious ‘Assistants & Emerging Photographers Award’ will be driven by the theme, ‘Free’.

The Assistant & Emerging Photographer Award is synonymous with unearthing unique and innovative talent among emerging photographers in the Australian photography industry.

The award aims to promote new talent within the photographic industry and provides photographers with unique exposure to industry leaders both in attendance on the opening night and during its exhibition period, and through significant media coverage of the event.

This year is no different and the finalists will be judged by the industry leaders. The judging panel will be announced soon – watch this space.

The winner and the runner-up will be announced on the opening night on the 8th September 2016 at SUNSTUDIOS Sydney, and substantial prizes sponsored by Canon Australia and broncolor will be given.

Prizes have been announced!

Winner: $4,000 “Canon dollars” to be spent on Canon products at SUNSTUDIOS.

Runner Up: Broncolor Siros 400 L Outdoor Kit 2.

Submit your entry to:


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