A full list of exhibitions at this year’s Head On Photo Festival, which runs from Saturday 5 to Sunday 20 May 2018, has just been announced.
Images on show range from Pattie Boyd’s personal images of life with George Harrison and Eric Clapton to Japanese love dolls, the death rituals of Indonesia and John F. Kennedy to an emotional exploration of a family’s dual cancer fight.
This year, more than 100 exhibitions will be on display around the city. Paddington will again become the hub for the Festival, with exhibitions in venues ranging from Paddington Town Hall to the Reservoir Gardens as well as in over 30 shop fronts along Oxford Street.
Supported by Fujifilm, Head On’s Festival Hub in Paddington will contain an electric mix of 12 exhibitions including works by 87 international and Australian photographers.
A new venue for the Festival this year is Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens, which will be the venue for some of the more ambitious and interactive exhibitions, including a floating exhibition in one of the ponds and an interactive app based collection.
In a first for the Festival, finalists and winners from the most recent Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, Tokyo International Photography Competition, Alpha Awards and Wildlife Photographer of the Year will be on display.
As well as exhibitions, the prestigious Head On Photo Awards will take place, along with an assortment of world-renowned speakers, and innovative workshops, all showcasing the work from over 700 Australian and international photographers.