That's a wrap!

Headline image: John Swainston

Bigger, better, bolder - we put photography overhead, underground and on the ground and as far as the eye could see! Head On Photo Festival brought you photography in so many different forms for 2017.

From Paddington to Pitt St and all the way to Parramatta, Head On popped up everywhere bringing you photography from across the globe.

Oxford St Paddington brimmed with stunning photography - quirky T-shirts by the wonderful Susan Barnett on flagpoles, Everyday Climate Change in storefronts, underground in Paddington Reservoir Gardens not to mention Juniper Hall and the Festival Hub at Paddington Town Hall.

Sydney’s CBD was transformed into a photographic wonderland with public installations at Circular Quay, Pitt St, Queen Victoria Building and The Rocks and major exhibitions at the Museum of Sydney, NSW Parliament House and the Festival Hub at Sydney Lower Town Hall.

Here’s some of our best bits & party pics to recap Head On Photo Festival 2017!

Festivalgoers watching Head On Photo Festival slideshows and screenings at the Festival Launch. Image: Michael Amendolia

Emcee James Valentine starting proceedings. Image: Michael Amendolia

Festival Director, Moshe Rosenzveig, thanking partners, sponsors and festivalgoers. Image: Michael Amendolia

City of Sydney Councillor, Jess Scully, talking about Head On’s contribution to cultural life in the city. Image: Michael Amendolia

Ante Badzim, Olympus Community Manager after awarding prizes to the Head On Student Prize winners. Image: Michael Amendolia

MP Alex Greenwich with Head On Mobile Prize 3rd Prize winner, Nicola Bernardi, after announcing the award winners. Image: Michael Amendolia

Kevin Cooper awarding prizes on behalf of Fujifilm, sponsors of the Head On Landscape Prize. Image: John Swainston

The Hon. Don Harwin, Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Utilities, and Minister for the Arts, Vice-President of the Executive Council awarding the Parliamentary prizes as part of the Head On Landscape Prize. Image: Michael Amendolia

Star photographer and Head On Portrait Prize Judge, Maggie Steber, announcing the Head On Portrait Prize winners. Image: Michael Amendolia

Street photography workshop pauses for tuition and advice from international guest & tutor, Natan Dvir. Image: Stephen Godfrey

Audience listens intently as the panel discuss photojournalism, controversy and ethics at the Debate: Does photojournalism facilitate or counteract 'fake news'? Image: Michael Amendolia

Olympus Photo Walk crew groups together for a shot before setting off with Lauren Bath. Image supplied by Ante Badzim / Olympus. Event supported by Olympus. 

Sony Photomeet kicks off with camera gear demo in Paddington Reservoir Gardens. Event supported by Sony.

Public art installations, photographic shipping containers bring photography into the public domain. Michael Amendolia with his famous shot. Image: John Swainston

Portraits on George, another public art installation brings a superb selection of the Head On Portrait Prize into the public domain. Image: Moshe Rosenzveig

Lisa Saad giving an artist talk and Photoshop demonstration at the Microsoft Store, Pitt St. Image: Stephen Godfrey

Festivalgoers enjoying exhibitions at Festival Hub Sydney. Special thanks goes to our Major Printing Partners, Print2Metal & Chromaluxe for the beautiful metal prints. Thanks also goes to our Government Partner, City of Sydney for use of Lower Town Hall. Image: Moshe Rosenzveig.

Paddington Reservoir Gardens is a crowd favourite! Special thanks to Arthead for their beautiful printing. Image: Stephen Godfrey


If you still want a dose of photography fun, take a look HERE to find out what's still open. If you want a memento of Head On Photo Festival 2017 our t-shirts & books are available in the store 

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