Sydney, Australia: Head On Photo Festival, Australia’s leading annual photography event, today announced the full program of exhibitions and events, including a major activation of Bondi Beach. Taking place from 19 – 28 November 2021, the program includes over 60 outdoor exhibitions at Paddington Reservoir Gardens and Bondi Beach, six large-scale photo boxes displaying the best of the Festival and a series of talks and workshops. Following the success of the Head On 2020 digital festival, an online Open program will bring a series of talks and workshops virtually to audiences across the country and the world.

The 12th edition of the Festival will feature an increased physical footprint along Bondi Beach Promenade with 52 exhibitions spanning 600 metres alongside six large-scale photo boxes. The exhibitions by international and Australian photographers explore stories, places and cultures from around the world.

For the first time, the Festival will feature an exhibition of emerging First Nations photographers from the mentorship program First Sight designed by the Head On Foundation. The program brought together Indigenous emerging photographers from all around the country, and this exhibition is a culmination of the project, showcasing their work that explores identity, culture and artistic vision.

A series of free talks, conversations and workshops will be presented outdoors with COVID-safe protocols at Paddington Reservoir Gardens, including talks by exhibiting artists, workshops to hone skills and a special sunrise Instameet at Bondi Beach.

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