Auckland Festival of Photography presents this exhibition, direct from Sydney, in partnership with Head On Photo Festival, as part of a cultural exchange between partner Festivals in the Asia Pacific Photoforum.
Head On Portrait Prize is one of Australia’s largest and most respected photographic portraiture events and a pivotal part of the annual Head On Photo Festival, Australia’s largest photography festival. It was established in 2004 with the aim of providing more opportunities to view and exhibit high quality photographic work.
Judges look for images of high technical quality which also encapsulate the personality of the sitter inviting an emotional response from the viewer. Images are anonymous during the selection process yielding unpredictable and diverse shows and provide all photographers with an equal opportunity throughout the process.
40 images are exhibited and of these, three are awarded prizes. Another 100 images are selected for an accompanying slideshow.
2014 judges were Sam Barzilay, Creative Director United Photo Industries (New York), Anne-Marie Van de Ven, Principal Curator Powerhouse Museum (Sydney) and Moshe Rosenzveig, Director Head On Photo Festival.
Print partner HP.