The winners of the Head On 2021 People’s Choice award winners in the Portrait, Landscape and student categories have been announced.













Wish you were here; © Ebony Allen-Ankins, winner of the 2021 People’s Choice Portrait award.

The 2021 People’s Choice Portrait winner was Ebony Allen-Ankins with an image titled ‘Wish you were here’ (shown above) showing a message sent by a mother to her fourth baby’s father when she was more than 24 hours into a complicated labour and was wishing he was there to hold her hand.

















Under Construction; © Diana Nicholette Jeon, winner of the 2021 People’s Choice Landscape award.

Diana Nicholette Jeon took out the 2021 People’s Choice Landscape award with her image titled ‘Under Construction’ part of a series showing the destruction of the beautiful islands in Hawaii due to an increasing pursuit of income from tourism and over-development.




















Through her eyes; © Talia Skuse, winner of the 2021 People’s Choice Student award.

The 2021 People’s Choice Student award was won by Talia Skuse with an enigmatic image titled ‘ Through her eyes’ shown above. The accompanying explanation states:
Dyslexia is often misunderstood as a disability resulting in negative emotional consequences due to the stigma attached to this condition. Using my passion for photography and my own experience with dyslexia, I have created a composition that invites the audience to view life through my eyes. I use perspective to convey my heightened sense of seeing the world and the emotional consequences of dyslexia, including isolation and negative self-perception.

Submissions for Head On Photo Festival 2022 close on 20 February, so if you want to be part of this year’s exciting festival, submit now!