First sight

First sight Indigenous education program

First sight
Forging Indigenous excellence

Image credit: Michael Jalaru Torres

First Sight was a mentorship program specifically designed to develop and promote the careers of emerging First Nations photographers. This collaborative, workshop-based mentorship provided valuable career skills and also networking and exhibition opportunities. It culminated in a final exhibition as part of Head On Photo Festival 2021, with six participants selected to exhibit. 

The program included a fantastic series of online sessions with industry-leading speakers and mentors to help take the participants' photography to the next level. It developed skills associated with curation, exhibition design, printing and framing, writing and PR, working with galleries and much more.  

This project was developed by Head On Foundation with Michael Jalaru Torres and was supported by Create NSW.  

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First Sight was supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.