Going mobile with Eric Mencher

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Image credit: Eric Mencher

Going mobile with Eric Mencher

Date: Wednesday, 20 July
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST)
Locations: Online

Cost: Non-members: $AU15
          Head On Members: Free

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About the session

Don't discredit the mobile phone camera - the best camera is the one that's with you.

This July, award-winning documentary photographer Eric Mencher will be debunking common misconceptions about mobile photography, how his photographic philosophy has evolved throughout the years and will also be sharing practical advice on how you can make the most of your smartphone camera.


Meet Eric Mencher

Eric Mencher is an award-winning American documentary photographer who after years as a newspaper photographer sold his “proper” camera gear and now shoots exclusively on his mobile phone.

As a photojournalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper until 2009, he covered a variety of assignments, including the post-apartheid era in South Africa, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, and the civil war in Chechnya. He also photographed numerous stories in the arts, like the 100th anniversary of James Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses.

Mencher received the Overseas Press Club Award for Rwanda: Aftermath of Genocide and has won other major awards, including prizes in World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year...

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Praise for Head On Spotlight:

"Great advice and information - it could have been 2 hours, easily.."

"It was great hearing Julian's backstory and how he was so open about his approach and techniques. Also great to see the photographs, obviously, but it was his narrative about them that made it special."

"Fiona's information was very practical and realistic. I particularly liked her advice to "call yourself a photographer". Hearing about her own journey was also very useful..."

How live sessions work

  Once you've registered, you'll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are: 
  1. One hour before the session you will receive the link to the session.
  2. Playback will depend on your internet connection and computer set up.
  3. The session will be recorded and will be made available at a later date.  

Head On Foundation sessions are supported by

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative



July 20th, 2022 12:30 PM through  1:30 PM
Online broadcast
Sydney, NSW
Event Fee(s)
Spotlight ticket $ 15.00 (includes GST of $ 1.36)