Head On Foundation team

team-member1 Moshe Rosenzveig OAM is the founder and Creative Director of Head On Photo Festival. Moshe has over 40 years’ experience in the media as a photojournalist, award-winning television producer/director (SBS TV) and commercial photographer. He has held lecturing positions at the University of Technology (UTS), the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and others. He has also sat on judging panels for various competitions including The Walkleys, Tokyo Photography Prize, Sydney’s Art & About and is the lead judge for Head On Photo Awards. In 2018, Moshe received an Order of Australia Medal for services to the arts.

Moshe Rosenzveig OAM

Founder and Creative Director
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team-member1 Anita holds a BA Pharmacy (Curtin University) and MBA (Boston University). Anita worked as a health professional in the industry in Australia and overseas in a variety of roles including customer service, technical support and marketing. She has also managed research projects, health promotions programs and events. Anita has worked with Head On since 2010, overseeing day-to-day activities, development of the program, marketing and promotion.

Anita Schwartz

General manager
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Stephen Godfrey

Assistant curator
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Advisory Board

team-member1 Julie has qualifications in Commerce and Law and held previous roles at NEHTA (Head of Communications and Public Affairs); NPS Medicine Wise (Executive Manager, Strategy and Communications) and at Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia (Head of Policy). Julie’s specialties include: visioning, driving change, turning strategy into action, public policy engagement, unconventional thinking. Her other current board positions are Director, Vibewire and past board and industry advisory positions include: President, Australian Chapter of the International Institute of Communications, Director Digital Broadcasting Australia, Director, Telephone Information Services Standards Council, Advisory Board, Melbourne University Centre for Media and Communications Law.

Julie Eisenberg

Strategy, Marketing & Comms, Thinking+Doing
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team-member1 Judith Nangala Crispin is a poet, editor and photographic artist. Her visual work focuses on Lumachrome glass printing, a technique she has developed from layered alternative analogue methods including sun printing, chemigram and cliché-verre. A collection of her photographic portraits of remote Warlpiri elders were published in her book ‘The Lumen Seed’ by Daylight Books in 2017. Judith’s work responds to her Indigenous ancestry and includes themes of displacement, genocide and the loss of connection with nature. In addition to her photography, she has published collections of poetry and academic writings on music. She is currently poetry editor for The Canberra Times and Photography Director for the Kurdiji Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Project.

Dr Judith Nangala Crispin

Poet and visual artist
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Mark Latchford

International executive; governance, delivery and talent acquisition
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team-member1 After 12 years as a UN communication officer post 9/11, returned to her filmmaking roots in 2014. She’s known for documentaries like the multi-award-winning THE CHRISTMAS CAKE and LEUNIG ANIMATED. Recently, she produced THE MEMORIAL: BEYOND THE ANZAC LEGEND series, penned and produced the AACTA-nominated THE EULOGY, and served as Story Producer for the 2022 Netflix Emmy-nominated series MIND YOUR MANNERS.

Katey Grusovin

Media and communication specialist, producer
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team-member1 Since 1970 William Yang has photographed Sydney’s social life. In 1989 he integrated his skills as a writer and a visual artist, he began to perform monologues with slide projection in the theatre. They tell personal stories and explore issues of identity. After doing twelve full length performances, many of which toured the world, he now works with Contemporary Asian Australian Performance teaching others his story telling method. William had a retrospective exhibition ‘Seeing and Being Seen’ at QAGOMA, Brisbane in 2021.

William Yang

Acclaimed social history photographer, playwright, artist and filmmaker
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team-member1 Golnaz is the Senior Registrar at the Children’s Court in NSW, having previously served as a Senior Federal Prosecutor at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions for over a decade, and a Principal lawyer and Decision Maker at the Personal Injury Commission. Golnaz is a volunteer lawyer with the Intellectual Disability Rights Service, a volunteer firefighter with the NSW Rural Fire Service, and the current secretary of her local brigade. She is passionate about the arts, both as an enthusiast and creator.

Golnaz Mojtahedi

Senior Registrar (NSW Children’s Court), volunteer firefighter (NSW RFS)
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team-member1 An experienced investor relations professional with an established career in investment management in Australia, the UK, Europe and the US. A strong media and communication professional, Sasho consults across asset consulting, client management and strategic sales. Sasho has long had an interest in photography. Working as a photographer in his 20s, he has returned to expanding his photographic journey with an interest in street and macro photography.

Sasho Bogoevski

Investment Relations Consultant
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Festival selection committee (2024)

team-member1 Alison Stieven-Taylor is an international photography commentator, journalist and educator. Her writing has appeared in publications including The Weekend Australian, World Press Photo Witness, and the French journal The Eye of Photography. She is also the publisher of the widely-read weekly blog Photojournalism Now. Alison has been a juror for numerous international photography festivals and awards including FotoEvidence Book Award, ANZ Photobook Awards, the Walkley Awards, Head On Photo Awards and the Indian Photography Festival. Alison is currently writing her PhD on photography and social change, and is a lecturer in media communications at Monash University (Melbourne).

Alison Stieven-Taylor

Photography commentator, journalist and educator
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team-member1 Judith Nangala Crispin is a poet, editor and photographic artist. Her visual work focuses on Lumachrome glass printing, a technique she has developed from layered alternative analogue methods including sun printing, chemigram and cliché-verre. A collection of her photographic portraits of remote Warlpiri elders were published in her book ‘The Lumen Seed’ by Daylight Books in 2017. Judith’s work responds to her Indigenous ancestry and includes themes of displacement, genocide and the loss of connection with nature. In addition to her photography, she has published collections of poetry and academic writings on music. She is currently poetry editor for The Canberra Times and Photography Director for the Kurdiji Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Project.

Dr Judith Nangala Crispin

Visual artist and poet
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team-member1 Louisa Kirby has extensive experience as a photo editor and visual researcher. She is currently working as a visual researcher for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Louisa Kirby

Picture editor, Fairfax Media
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team-member1 Garry Trinh  is an artist working in photography, video, painting and works on paper. He makes art about the uncanny, unexpected and spontaneous moments in daily life. He is inspired by his surroundings and from the vast visual output of mass culture. His work is collected by the Art Gallery of NSW and Artbank. He has been exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Blacktown Arts Centre, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Stills Gallery, Gallery 4A and many others.

Garry Trinh

Artist and educator
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team-member1 Simon Harsent’s career has spanned more than 20 years and three continents. Born in England, his photographic career began in London after he finished studying photography at Watford College. In 1987 Harsent moved to Sydney, Australia where he soon established himself as one of the country’s leading commercial photographers working with the top advertisers in Australia and Asia. 1997 saw Harsent move to New York. However, his connection to Australia and Asia did not stop there. He frequently returns to Australia to shoot and is co-founder of POOL collective, a thriving photographers’ collective. Harsent was listed as one of the most influential people in advertising in Australian Creative’s 2011 Power 20 issue.

Simon Harsent

Director/Photographer and founding member of POOL Collective
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team-member1 Murray Fredericks is an internationally-recognised and multi-award winning artist and filmmaker. Graduating with a Bachelor of Politics from the University of Sydney in 1992, Fredericks subsequently spent extended periods travelling alone in the Himalaya and Middle Eastern deserts. During this time he became aware of the profound effect that time spent in isolation – particularly in powerful landscapes – can have on the mind and one’s sense of self.

Murray Fredericks

Artist and filmmaker
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team-member1 Liz Ham has been working professionally as a photographer for over twenty years. Straddling the genres of documentary, portraiture and fashion, her work is infused with nostalgia and narrative, often exploring ideas around identity and subculture. In 2017 Ham’s first monograph ‘Punk Girls’ was released internationally by Manuscript Publishing. Liz is currently undertaking a Masters by Research at UTS exploring her lifelong investment in documentary photography.

Liz Ham

Widely published and collected photographer
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team-member1 Brian Cassey has been working as a media photographer/photojournalist for several decades. Originally from London, he began his lengthy career in photography; Brian has now long been based in tropical Cairns, Australia where he freelances for International and Australian media and wires. He has exhibited at Head On Photo Festival and has had work featured in Head On Photo Awards many times.

Brian Cassey

Walkley award winning photojournalist
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team-member1 Claire Martin (1980) began her career by studying a degree in Social Work, however, she changed her focus to Photography when she realised that change can also be effected through this medium. Her personal work has been awarded by organisations including the Magnum Foundation, and Reportage by Getty Images. She has exhibited at many institutions including Espacio Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Photographers Gallery, UK. Operating alongside her personal work, Claire photographs in-depth editorial feature stories for publications such as TIME Magazine, Bloomberg Business week, and Vanity Fair. She was a member of Oculi, Australia’s most established photo collective, from 2010 – 2014. She also co-created “Danube Revisited – The Inge Morath Truck Project”, a photographic road trip along the length of the Danube River and a traveling exhibition of the work of renowned Magnum photographer Inge Morath. Beyond the still image Claire is preoccupied with the power of story telling in any medium. She lectures in photo media at Edith Cowan University and is routinely invited to speak about photography and journalism at galleries and industry events. Claire is based in Perth, Western Australia and is represented internationally by INSTITUTE artist management.

Claire Martin

FotoFreo creative director
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team-member1 Bronek Kozka is a photographer, an artist and educator, with over 30 years’ experience in the photography industry & 20 in tertiary education and an exhibition practice. In 2008 he was named as a Hasselblad Master, launching my exhibition practice. Kozka’s latest direction sees him out of the studio an in the backcountry. Exploring his connection with nature, Mediated by the Digital Lens & The Imperfect Beauty of the Sublime challenge maker and viewer to commune with nature on a deep level.

Bronek Kozka

Artist and educator
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team-member1 Moshe Rosenzveig OAM is the founder and Creative Director of Head On Photo Festival. Moshe has over 40 years’ experience in the media as a photojournalist, award-winning television producer/director (SBS TV) and commercial photographer. He has held lecturing positions at the University of Technology (UTS), the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and others. He has also sat on judging panels for various competitions including The Walkleys, Tokyo Photography Prize, Sydney’s Art & About and is the lead judge for Head On Photo Awards. In 2018, Moshe received an Order of Australia Medal for services to the arts.

Moshe Rosenzveig OAM

Founder and Creative Director, Head On Photo Festival
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team-member1 Jamie James has spent over three decades documenting Australian LGBTIQA+ and indigenous communities. Their work, which explores connection, memory, and identity, has been collected by the State Library of NSW. Co-producer of Cross Projections and a former Head On Photo Festival exhibitor, Jamie’s talent has been recognised in several prestigious photographic competitions. Photo: Cassandra Hannagan

Jamie James

Documentary photographer
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Special thanks to

  • Alistair Graham
  • Allan Coker
  • Andrew Matheson
  • Andrew Quilty
  • Ante Badzim
  • Anthony Maniaty
  • Catherine Patalis
  • Claudia Carraro
  • Claudia Chan Shaw
  • Clinton Bell
  • Danilo Sidari
  • Dario Gardiman
  • David O’Sullivan
  • Dean Sewell
  • Dr Amin Palangi
  • Dr Helen Vatsikopoulos
  • Emma Diss
  • Gary Chan
  • Jasmine Trajceski
  • Jennifer Trinca
  • John Bryant
  • Johnathan Langan
  • Marc Selby
  • Martin Shub
  • Michael Mazzane
  • Nadya Golski
  • Noa Rosenzveig
  • Paolo Barlera
  • Paulette Arvizu
  • Peter Yeh
  • Phil Bayly
  • Rob Scheeren
  • Robert Heather
  • Ron Gottlieb
  • Sally Brownbill
  • Sasho Bogoevski
  • Shannon Rooney
  • Sonja Millis
  • Vivek Handoo
  • And all our dedicated exhibitors, partners, contributors and volunteers
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Head On Photo Awards 2024

Entries to the Head On Photo Awards 2024 are open now. $80,000 prize pool including finalists exhibition.

Image detail: Gary Ramage