About Head On Spotlight

Head On Spotlight is a series of online, monthly, live discussions featuring acclaimed members of the photography world including photographers, photo editors, curators, publishers and more.

Head On Spotlight launched in July 2020 with the unique fine-art photographer, Roger Ballen.

Tune in every month as photographers share insights into their practice and industry experts offer their tips and tricks.

Sessions are free to Head On Annual members. Non-members may join selected sessions at a cost of AU$15.

Head On Spotlight are made possible with support from


2022 Schedule

  • 20 July - Going mobile with Eric Mencher
  • 15 June - Surviving the photography world with Fiona Wolf
  • 18 May - Navigating the landscape with Peter Eastway
  • 6 Apr - Perfecting the portrait with Julian Kingma
  • 2 Mar - A guide to picture editing with Louisa Kirby

2021 archived sessions

  • 3 Feb - Mark Rogers
  • 3 Mar - International Women’s Day
  • 7 April - Photographic Insights in 2021 with Getty Images
  • 3 March - World Press Freedom Day with Michael Robinson Chávez
  • 9 June - Is it still possible to make money with photography - with Chris Shain
  • 7 July - Alexia Sinclair
  • 4 Aug - Michael Grecco
  • 15 Sept - Benjamin Lowy and Marvi Lacar
  • 13 Oct - Natalie Grono, Anni Payne and Matthew Duchesne
  • 3 Nov - Meet the selection committee


July session

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.

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022
Time: 12:30pm (Sydney time)



Image: Eric Mencher

Highlights from first show