From the Bookshelf

Petionville Club Camp: Claire Martin

Lyndal Irons , 18 May 2011

Petionville Club Camp: Claire Martin

In 2010, Claire Martin collected the Inge Morath Award for a female photographer under 30 from the Magnum Photo Cooperative and was invited into documentary collective Oculi. In December she headed to Haiti to witness one of its IDP camps first hand.

Derek Henderson's "Mercy Mercer"

leegrant , 04 Dec 2010

Reviewed by Sarah Rhodes

Rubi Lebovitch book giveaway

Paula.Broom , 20 Jul 2021

Image credit: Rubi Lebovitch

This week we're running another fantastic book giveaway!

Gillian Hyland book giveaway

Paula.Broom , 08 Jul 2021

Image credit: Gillian Hyland

Words in Sight is Gillian Hyland’s stunning book of photographs and poems that span a decade of work. Exhibited in Head On Photo Festival 2018, her dramatic photographs are based on her own poems and depict characters in human dramas and isolated emotional situations. 

2020 Vision People's Choice

Paula.Broom , 28 Jun 2021

Image credit: Fla Rossler

2020 Vision, a photographic review of NSW communities in 2020, has just completed touring. It opened at the SHAC Robertson in May and recently finished up in two locations on the Central Coast. To celebrate this milestone, we are running a people’s choice and giving away a stack of awesome photo books, including the 2020 Vision catalogue.

Peng Xiangjie book giveaway

Paula.Broom , 24 Jun 2021

Image Credit: Peng Xiangjie

"Peng Xiangjie’s photographs are taken by a Mamiya from the 70s and printed by the artist himself in the darkroom. Through the various shades of black and white, he’s looking for a space to give to a world that is slowly disappearing." 

Giulia Pra Floriani, Curator


We have just started a special series of weekly book giveaways - timely for those of us around Australia facing imminent lockdown thanks to a Covid-19 breakout.

The best photography we looked at last month

stephengodfrey , 01 Nov 2017

Check in with Head On Photo Festival, PLUS catch up with photography news, happenings and all the best photo articles!

The best photography we looked at last month

stephengodfrey , 01 Oct 2017

Head On Photo Awards 2015 Finalist George Byrne

Exhibition submissions are closed! Our wonderful selction committee are now hard at work reviewing a record 400+ submissions - so much high quality work. The Head On team will be starting to notify all applicants very soon. Looking forward to another bumper festival in May 2018!  

Kickstarter: Words In Sight by Gillian Hyland

Lauran Vohmann , 19 Sep 2017

Image: The Hearts Shadow by Gillian Hyland (Head On Portrait Prize Finalist 2017)

We love to see our finalists go on and do great things with their photographic works!

Gillian Hyland, a 2017 Head On Portrait Prize Finalist, launched a Kickstarter campaign on Monday 18 September 2017 to fund her first published book, entitled Words In Sight. The campaign will run until Monday 30 October and offers donors rewards for different levels of support.