May 17, 2013

Friday Round Up - at Head On Photo Festival Sydney


"Everywhere is a gallery," Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig. 

This week's Friday Round Up comes to you from Sydney's Head On Photo Festival which opens today and runs until 23 June with more than 200 exhibitions, 900 photographers and over 100 galleries participating in this city-wide celebration of photography. So Friday Round Up takes a slightly different form this week, becoming Weekend Round Up as Alison Stieven-Taylor blogs live from the Festival. Look out for posts over the weekend including tonight's announcement of the Head On Portrait Prize winner.

Ben Lowy with his exhibition iAfghanistan
at the State Library NSW this morning

The State Library NSW plays host to the main featured exhibitions in the Festival. In addition to Lowy's iAfghanistan, is Magnum on Set, images from iconic film sets including a fantastic sequence of images of Marilyn Monroe by Elliott Erwitt on the set of the Seven Year Itch. Also at the Library is Belinda Mason's Black on White; Street featuring work by nine Sydney photographers using everything from large format film to iPhones, plus the finalists in the portrait prize are also on display. And that's just one venue.

Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig

Magnum on Set: The Seven Year Itch

Ben Lowy and Shahidul Alam will be discussing photojournalism and social media at ABC Radio 702 Saturday at 2pm. Moshe tells me there are a few tickets left. This is a fantastic opportunity. To find out more visit the Head On website. 

Head On opens tonight at 6pm at TAFE Ultimo. The opening ceremony includes the announcement of the winners of the Head On Portrait Prize, Head Off Landscape Prize and Head On Momento Photobook Award.

Stay tuned for more updates....

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