The Head On Photo Festival team has issued an update on its May 2020 festival schedule in the light of the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak.
Founder and Artistic Director, Moshe Rosenzveig OAM, has released the following statement:
We recognise the extraordinary effort photographers have put into delivering Award entries and preparing exhibitions over recent months and plan to honour and celebrate this by working to create an online Head On Photo Festival and Awards.
This online version of the event will be held as scheduled from 1-17 May and will be accompanied by an exciting program of online seminars and events throughout the Festival period. We will then work to present a scaled-back physical festival later in the year.
At a time when many people will be in isolation, this digital platform will provide our audiences around the world with a variety of exciting artworks, images and activities to engage and interact with.
At this stage, some smaller galleries in Sydney still plan to present printed exhibitions in association with Head On Photo Festival as scheduled in May 2020, and we will promote these online including in a downloadable Festival catalogue.
We will continue to communicate with artists and galleries about the Festival events in May and later in the year while these plans are being finalised.
With the support of our wonderful sponsors, our devoted team is currently working hard to deliver the best online and physical festival we can, so keep an eye out for updates!
Thank you to everyone for your understanding and support at this challenging and uncertain time.
Check this announcement regularly for any changes to the situation, which will be posted here as new information is released. Also check our previous report on event cancellations which covers both local and international events and is being regularly updated.