Workshop - Approaches to portraiture

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Workshop - Approaches to portraiture

Date: Friday, 14 May
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm (Sydney time, UTC/GMT+10)
Locations: Online

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Image credits: Hugh Stewart, Anne Grealy, Stephen Godfrey

Three photographers outline their different approaches to portrait photography

For our first workshop of the year, ‘Approaches to portraiture', we invite renowned photographers to talk about their practice and discuss their strategies for constructing an image. Gary Grealy, Liz Ham, and Meg Hewitt share their unique styles of portraiture and professional tips. Coming from different photography backgrounds, they will discuss their individual techniques to inform and inspire.

Gary Grealy was an advertising and portrait photographer for many years and has been commissioned by leading advertising agencies, major national and international clients. His work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery. Gary has exhibited extensively across the county. He was a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize from 2009 and won in 2017. 

Liz Ham straddles the genres of social documentary, portraiture and fashion, and has been a professional photographer for over 20 years. Her work is infused with nostalgia and narrative, often exploring ideas around identity and subculture. Liz was a finalist in the Blake Prize, Fishers Ghost Art Award, The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize and the Head On Portrait Awards, while her work has been exhibited and acquired by internationally acclaimed institutions. Liz was also on the curatorial selection team for Head On Photo Festivals 2020 and 2021.

Meg Hewitt formally studied sculpture, painting and temporal media before shifting to photography in 2010. Since then, she has been a finalist in the Moran Prize for Contemporary Photography, the Head On Photo Awards, the Lensculture Street Photography Awards and the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women. She has been awarded medals from the Tokyo International Foto Competition 2018 and the Prix de la Photographie, Paris, 2016. Meg is a member of the Australian photo collective Oculi and international street photography collective UP.


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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 Workshops are supported by:

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


May 14th, 2021 12:30 PM through  2:00 PM
Online broadcast
Sydney, NSW
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