Head On

It's back for its 10th year, and LAATE has a long list of exhibitions they need to see this year. 

if you haven't attended or know what Head On is. here is a quick spoiler. 

Head On Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the work of photographers at all stages of career. All submitted works are judged without names or pedigrees emphasising the merit of the photograph.

The foundation believes that all photo-artists need a fair chance to show their work, and Head On collaborates with a series of venues both locally and internationally to put on workshops, exhibitions and meet and greets.

So with every picture having a story to tell, Head On acts as a nomadic host for many artist that wish to raise awareness of important issues through photography.

LAATE LIST : 

CHRIS CUFFARO : GREATEST HITS: GRUNGE
LA photographer, director and producer's collection unleashes a plethora of groundbreaking bands from the last 35 years. Think Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Iggy Pop, No Doubt  and Soundgarden.  
DATE: 2nd May- 1st June 
PLACE: Blender Gallery, 16 Elizabeth St, Paddington

or head along to the intimate talk with Cuffaro himself this Saturday 12-2pm at the above address. (see you there) :)

 
MASAYOSHI SUKITA : Rock 'N' Roll Hereos
Japanese master photographer that loved rock n roll and shot the cover of David Bowie's 'Hereos' album. The pair met in 1972 and worked together for over 40years, Needless to say there is going to be some amazing imagery here.
DATE: 4th May- 19th May 
PLACE: Paddington Town Hall
RONI BEN ARI : LADIES IN WAITING 
A 2 year compilation of candid images documenting sex workers from various countries, Roni advocates for the people that she feels society has rejected and chooses not to see or hear. 
DATE: 4th May- 19th May 
PLACE: Paddington Town Hall
ROGER GRASAS : MIN TURAB 
This collection showcases the evolving Arab landscapes influenced and impacted by mass tourism and natural resources. These images show the rapidly transforming culture in the Gulf region from nomadic to a modern technological society. 
 
DATE: 4th May- 19th May 
PLACE: Paddington Reservoir Gardens
HELMUT NEWTOWN HELMUT NEWTOWN
Newton’s style developed a very distinct taste for the erotic, long legs, and couture photography pushing the envelope of boldness for the time.  His technical ability and sense of style gained him work as a fashion photographer for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Playboy, and numerous other iconic publications.
 
DATE: 4th May- 19th May 
PLACE: Lyons Gallery, 248 Glenmore Rd, Paddington

TIM LEVY :  LOST VEGAS

Always we have been bemused with the Las Vegas and that is why Lost Vegas is a MUST for us. Levy's images capture the sin, lust, impovrished and absurd in this exhibition and book launch that openly exposes and celebrates the city of contradictions. 

 

DATE: 2nd May- 19th May 

PLACE: Radio Free Alice, 134A Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst

LAST BUT NOT LEAST !!!! (great if your a Newcastle Local)

DR ELLA DREYFUS :  UNDER TWENTY SEVEN

Part 3 of DR Ella Dreyfus series that documents a group of young men every seven years, observing them as they evolve from childhood into early adulthood and beyond. We find this interesting because these images address concepts of masculinity and question the status quo on representation of young men.  

DATE: 1st May- 26th May 

PLACE: Watt Space Gallery, University of Newcastle, Corner King and Auckland Streets, Newcastle