Winners of $70,000 Head On Photo Awards announced
The 2020 Head On Photo Awards have been announced, with the annual photography competition celebrating excellence across three categories: Portrait, Landscape and Student.
In the portrait category, Australian photographer Fiona Wolf-Symeonides‘s The gift, RHW 2020, has won the overall award. Her image captures a modern family story of a girl born by a warrior woman to two loving dads, with the love and support of a wonderful family around them.
The Australian runner up is photographer and filmmaker Jon Frank’s image Yuendumu, Northern Territory, 2019, created during his year living and working with the Warlpiri people in the Northern Territory.
The 2020 Landscape prize went to Mullengudgery based special needs teacher Marcia Macmillan, for her image Whimsical warrior, which caught the moment her daughter, a quintessential farm girl who likes to dress up, ran towards a huge dust storm. "A fragile, yet fearless nine-year-old, challenging mother nature to unleash herself in all her fury."
Finally the Student prize went to Joel Parkinson’s Within without, a self-portrait that explores the unstable terrain between childhood and adulthood and illustrates the last vestiges of innocence and ever-growing maturity and individuality before the arrival of adulthood.
The annual awards offer a prize-pool of $70,000 to professional and amateur photographers around the world. The awards are a rewarding platform for both professional and amateur photographers with finalist exhibitions set to tour internationally after the festival.
Exhibitions featuring the winners and finalist works for each category will also be presented online as part of the 2020 Head On(line) Photo Festival.
Running from 1 – 17 May 2020, the digital festival features 110 exhibitions by leading international and local photographers from around the globe alongside a public program of over 80 artist talks, panel discussions and webinars, led by internationally renowned photographers and industry professionals, stretching five continents.
To see the 2020 Head On Photo Award finalist exhibitions and for more information, check out the festival website.
You can see the other finalists in the 2020 Awards below.