Head On Photo Festival’s signature show the ‘Portrait Prize was established in 2004, at a time when Australia was producing many more photographic talents than it did opportunities for them to exhibit. The work was selected without the artists’ names and The Head On Portrait Prize quickly became Australia’s leading competition for photographic portraiture challenging accepted perceptions of the genre, the structure of photography competitions and paving the way to uncover new talent.
Over the years, The Awards evolved into four categories - Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Student. A diverse group of creative industry practitioners select work without artists’ names so the judging focusses on merit. Each year the panel changes ensuring a fresh perspective for each category.
The selection panel for 2016 was: Michael Grecco, Michael Reid, Alison Zavos, Myles Little, Dimitri Beck, Sally Brownbill, Ron Haviv, Alyx Gorman, Olly Lang, Dr Doug Spowart, Susan Dooley, Louise Whelan, Moshe Rosenzveig OAM.
- Limited edition book featuring 113 images
- Soft cover 130 pages
- Dimenions: 173mm x 173mm x 9mm
- ISBN 978-0-9925075-3-4
Price includes postage in Australia (Please contact us for postage rate outside of Australia)
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Head On Portrait Prize finalists
Alex Coppel, Amir Lavon, Antonio Heredia, Cara O'Dowd, Catherine Cattanach, Cathy Carter, Charlotte Croft, Christian Werner, Corinna Kern, Dagmar van Weeghel, Dave Laslett, Edwina Pickles, Erin Trieb, Giles Clarke, Hugh Hamilton, Ian Flanders, Jad Oakes, Jessica Fulford-Dobson, John Janson-Moore, John Laurie, Jonathan May, Julia Gunther, Kristian Taylor-Wood, Lisa Maree Williams, Matthew Abbott, Mattia Zoppellaro, Megan Lewis, Morganna Magee, Nigel Lough, Palani Mohan, Patrick Tombola, Sally Mayman, Samir Abady, Scarlett Coten, Sevim Dogan Ozkan, Simon Bernhardt, Simon Harsent, Stephanie Ballantine, Terry Payne, Todd Antony
Head On Landscape Prize finalists
Bobby Mills, Brad Smith, Christopher Morris, Christopher Sanders, Craig George, Dalibor Talajic, David Chancellor, David Flanagan, David Manley, Fiona Lake, Ignacio Palacios, Ireneusz Luty, Jan Ramsay, Jarrad Seng, Jo Cripps, Larry Meltzer, Maiko Miyazaki, Manuel Cosentino, Marcio Cabral, Matt Portch, Megan Lewis, Michael Duff, Milette Raats, Milton Gan, Pamela Pauline, Paul Hoelen, Peter Eastway, Peter Solness, Pradeep Raja, Rémi Chauvin, Rohan Kelly, Sam Ruttyn, Sarah Black, Steven Sherwin, Tammy Law, Ullic Narducci Morard, Wayne Glanville, Wayne Pearson, Yasmin Mund, Yoong Wah
Head On Mobile Prize finalists
Ako Salemi, Amy Shapiro, Andrew Robert Morgan, Annette Widitz, Benjamin Rigby, Candice Lau, Celia Ruiz de Castilla, Deena Berton, Dylan Robinson, Emma McEvoy, Jan Halle, Jeremy Shaw, Jessie DiBlasi, John Woodhouse, Joselin Flores, Karina Eastway, Kate Bowman, Katrina Greenwood, Laki Sideris, Markus Andersen, Michael Wilson, Nick Moir, Ramin Talaie, Robyn Hills, Sarah Barker, Sarah Emery, Sarah Richardson, Thomas Lim, Thouraya Battye, Wayne Glanville
Head On Student Prize winners
Ana Burenkova, Isabelle Sijan, Pia Wylie