Message from the Director

Since 2004 we have been privileged to show sensational work by thousands of Australian and international artists; you can browse the incredible Head On Photo Awards archive

If you like what you see and are interested to see what we have instore for 2019, please join us as we celebrate our 10th anniversary at UNSW Art & Design campus in Paddington. RSVP

The work in the festival is selected by leading photographers, curators and picture editors without the names of the submitting artists to ensure quality and equity.

The Festival and the Head On Photo Awards, have helped hundreds of photographers promote their outstanding images in Australia and overseas and delivered over $600,000 worth of cash and prizes since 2004.

Moshe Rosenzveig OAM, Festival Director 

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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