This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up it’s all about the Head On Photo Festival which is being delivered online this year. As always, there is much to see, contemplate, debate, and analyse. The world of photography is one of great diversity and richness, and Head On(line) does not disappoint. Visit Head On for the full programme.
Event: Head On(line) 1-17 May
Usually on the opening night, which is today Friday 1st May, I’d be in Sydney catching up with colleagues and friends, meeting visiting artists and joining thousands for the awards announcements.
This year I’ll be sitting in front of my heater at home in St. Kilda watching the awards via computer in a live webinar. I’ve been using Zoom for a couple of years for work, and lecturing online at Monash University all semester. Yet this new online reality still feels ‘unreal’ especially when I look at my diary and those days I blocked out to wander through the exhibitions and chat with artists about their work.
But I’m nothing if not adaptable, and this weekend I’ll be in conversation online in two live webinars which I’m super excited about.
The first is with Renée C. Byer and we’ll be talking about her long-term project Living on a Dollar a Day: The Lives and Faces of the World’s Poor. Book for the talk here – Sunday 3 May at 11am. It’s free, but spaces are limited.
This exhibition goes live tomorrow. Here’s a sneak peek.
Paper Tigers – Australian Photojournalism
I’m also moderating a panel discussion on Australian photojournalism with Meredith O’Shea (Sunday Age), Ben Bohane (Degree South), freelancers Jessica Hromas, Tracey Nearmy and Brian Cassey and festival director, and former photojournalist, Moshe Rosenzveig. The Australian Photojournalism panel is on Sunday 3 May at 6pm. Make sure you book ahead as this is going to be a blast!
The photographers on the panel are also included in an exhibition Paper Tigers, described as a “celebration of the best of Australian photojournalism.” Paper Tigers features the work of 60 Australian photojournalists and is curated by festival director Moshe Rosenzveig and photojournalist Brian Cassey. There are also plans for a book.
Talk & Exhibition: Paula Bronstein – Ukraine’s Vulnerable Elderly
Multi-award winning photojournalist American Paula Bronstein has been working on a personal project for the past couple of years to document the elderly who are suffering in silence in Ukraine, victims of a conflict that has isolated and impoverished many. Paula will give an artist’s talk on Saturday 2 May at 11am. Book here.
Awards Finalists – a taste of the entries in this year’s contest
Next week Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up will showcase the Head On award winners.