The 13th Head On Photo Festival will open at the newly renovated Bondi Pavilion in Sydney on the evening of 4 November 2022.

The annual festival, which is free and open to the public, displays works by more than 500 photographers across 107 exhibitions, including the major outdoor venues that include the stunning Bondi Beach, the recently renovated Bondi Pavilion and Paddington Reservoir Gardens. This year’s exhibitions and conversations explore important global issues like the impacts of COVID-19, global conflict, refugees, feminism, motherhood, pop culture, the environment, youth homelessness and gentrification. The program features unique insights into war, displacement and refugees from two rising stars. Sahat Zia Hero documents life from within Bangladesh’s largest refugee camp where he lives and 21-year-old Syrian photojournalist Mouneb Taim, who has been capturing the reality of war-torn Syria since he was a child.

The annual Head On Awards boast a prize pool of $70,000 (including $30,500 in cash) across three categories: Portrait, Landscape and Student Awards. Head On Photo Festival 2022 major sponsors include Create NSW and Waverley Council. Click here for more information.