Deadline: February 25, 2019
Entry fee: $23, student — $1
Prizes: $500, $1,000, $5,000, valuable prizes
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The Head On Photo Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers across four categories; Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Student. Head On Photo Festival, one of the world’s most prestigious photo festivals is calling for photographers to submit work to the Head On Photo Awards.
Website of Photo Contest: www.headon.com.au/awards
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From The Beautiful Game, a recent body of work. As a child, I took the train to London, where my father lived. About halfway, I could spy Wembley Stadium’s twin towers as a fleeting part of the skyline. My passion for football is in my DNA and the thrill of this sight was inextricably linked with the anticipation of seeing my father; journey and destination blurred. On my travels as a working photograper, I am always that boy on the train. For thousands, stadia are places full of passion, history and stories, also markers in life’s landscape; passing points of interest, both destination and journey.
View of the pyramids and the sphinx of Giza (Egypt) from the dining room of a well-known American restaurant.
From the series ‘Middle Kingdoms’, an exploration of Chinese restaurants and their owners in regional and rural NSW. Over the past 50 years, the Chinese restaurant has become a notable part of Australian culture, representing immigrant histories and cultural exchange at a time when Australia was a very different place. These kingdoms, scattered across NSW, symbolise more than just a place to have a meal. For many migrants they were a life changing opportunity enabling a journey to belonging, shaping the Australian landscape as we know it today.
The Paulownia Plantation, Richmond NSW. I included my shadow in the foregeound to create a moody photograph complementing my feelings as I took the photo. What I like about this photograph is that it evokes a scary emotion but at the same time it allows me to find a safe way out.
A digital composite of 100 photographs of journeys merged into a single image to create the illusion of travel through time and space.
Since 2016, I’ve been working on a long term project about the regular sunrise swimmers at Merewether Ocean Baths, Newcastle. Regardless of the weather or season, you will often find the same people getting their early morning salt water fix – a well worn routine, frequently a social outlet, and for each every person there, simply the best way to start the day.
What is better than standing on top of a mountain? Jumping on top of a mountain!
Hiking has always been a way for me to escape from the urban area and put everything behind. It is both scary and exciting whenever I think of what is going to happen in my future. But at the end of the day, all I want for my future, is FREEDOM.
Victory Brownout Party.
This photo is a portrait of us in the early days following the arrival of our son. It represents the time in which each of us was searching and reviewing our place in this new organism called family. This picture is about being a mother of two and becoming an octopus in order to meet the physical and psychological needs of your offspring. It is also about being a father of two and feeling inadequate and distant. Finally, it is about being the older child and losing the lap as well as pleading for attention.
Morning shooting with Mame Anta Wade was great but the rain and clouds behind window had no mercy. Like a shield stopping sunrays.
While changing film in my camera I asked her to choose some music. Pop-music filled the room, “You wouldn’t like this” she said. “Does each song has to be about love”she asked?
The frame was taken without setup, like words caught between verses.
Space, you see, is silent, like my answer.
A seafarer cleaning a ship’s red deck while at sea.
My older sister on the due date of her second child. It captures a beautiful and fleeting moment of Rebecca’s and Rita’s bond as mother and daughter only hours before they both met Javi, their son and brother.
As a teenager growing up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches I loved to surf, much preferring the ocean to Pittwater as you never knew what lurked beneath that dark still water. I was once held under by a large wave and from that time have had a fear of big surf and of drowning. I still love the water but that moment from all those years ago stays with me as does that sense of unease when it comes to still water.
Next Photo Contest:
Olympus Global Open Photo Contest