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Head On Photo Festival, is proud to announce, for the first year, the Head On Landscape Prize. Included under the Head On Awards, which also includes the prestigious Head On Portrait Prize and the newly introduced Head On Momento Photobook Awards, Head On now present more options for emerging and established photographers to exhibit their work under its banner.
Head Off approach to the ‘Landscape’ is very broad. This approach encompasses ‘large vista’ images of natural environment (land or sea), urban or industrial settings. It may include people but these should be ‘incidental’ rather than the main subject matter. We are looking for ‘strong’ images rather than ‘pretty’ ones.
20 finalists images selected by a panel of judges will be on display at Paddington Reservoir Gardens. Of these finalists, a winner will be chosen by the judges and announced at the festival opening night 17 May 2013, at the State Library of NSW.
With an image portfolio ranking among the largest of any photographer in the National Geographic Society’s long history, Melbourne-based photo journalist Jason Edwards is the face of Pure Photography on National Geographic Channel.
This series of natural history vignettes accompanies him on assignment as he chronicles the world’s natural wonders through a lens.
Redefining documentary photography over the course of more than 20 years, Jason’s commissioned assignments having taken him to every continent, with the resultant work appearing in hundreds of publications including National Geographic Magazine, Australian Geographic, Sports Illustrated, BBC Wildlife Magazine, The New Yorker, and Conde Nast Traveller.
Jason’s fine art prints are archived in private collections around the world and have been exhibited in the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Europe, where National Geographic also presented his compelling imagery from India at the prestigious Visa Pour L’Image Photojournalism Festival.
Jason's reputation for self-reliance and his ability to adapt has seen him placed on assignment in some of the most remote areas. He is an extremely experienced field photographer yet adapts well to commercial assignments where strict briefs are required to create specific imagery. His love of the less developed regions of the planet adds to the feeling of exploration and discovery that clients view in his images. His ability to depict even well known subjects in a unique manner has separated his images from the mainstream.
With an Honours degree in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Scientific Photography and tertiary qualifications in the Animal Sciences, Jason is an author of science education books, and his imagery has appeared in everything from environmental campaigns to Hollywood blockbusters.
As a corporate speaker Jason champions the plight of the environment, indigenous peoples and the art of photography.
Photographer and Editor of Better Photography Magazine
Peter Eastway is a professional photographer, magazine editor and publisher. He has won the AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year twice and the Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year award three times. To see more of his work, visit www.petereastway.com or www.betterphotography.com.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Curator
Anna Davis is a Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Her recent curatorial projects include Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro (2012), Primavera: Young Australian Artists (2011/ 2012), Fountain (2011) - Hany Armanious’ commission for the MCA sculpture terrace, MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context (2010) and In the Balance: Art for a Changing World (2010).
Anna has a PhD in Media Arts from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW and her video art work has been exhibited widely across Australia, Europe and Asia. Alongside her art practice she has worked in a variety of roles in the arts over the past 15 years including Acting Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of NSW and Assistant Curator / Project Manager at dLux media arts. Anna has a special interest in ephemeral, participatory and media art practices and her writing in this area has been published in a range of academic journals, arts publications and exhibition catalogues.
Head On Foundation, Director
Moshe Rosenzveig is the founder and director of Head On Photo Festival, the world’s second-largest event of its kind.
His career spans over 30 years as a photojournalist, commercial photographer, educator and an award winning television producer/director whose work has been screened, published and exhibited in Australia and overseas.
Moshe has judged numerous competitions including Art & About Sydney Life, the Walkleys and Train Spotting at the Powerhouse Museum.
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