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Head On Photo Festival 2016

Sydney's annual free photography exhibition is taking over the city again.
By Jasmine Crittenden
April 29, 2016
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Head On Photo Festival 2016

Sydney's annual free photography exhibition is taking over the city again.
By Jasmine Crittenden
April 29, 2016
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In just six years, Head On Photo Festival has more than doubled in size — from 70 events in 2010 to 150 in 2016. So, throughout the festival's duration (29 April to 22 May) you could pretty much go to three shows a day without seeing the same photo twice.

This year's theme is the infinitely multifaceted 'self'. Who are you, in the eyes of both yourself and those around you? How do various spaces and societies influence your identity?

Unable to make it to all 150 happenings? Make sure you at least get along to the highlights. Toby Burrows's spectacular Nothing To Lose captures plus-size dancers in motion (from the show we couldn't stop talking about last year), while Anna Fawcus's introspective MIXED EMOTION(M.E.). explores the complex nuances of the inner self.

Meanwhile, several photographers journey through the relationship between self and place, with Amy Crawley taking you on a trip deep into rural Victoria in Suburban Endurance, Claire Reynolds reflecting on moving from the country to the city in The Lonesome Cowboy and Hiro Tanaka transporting you to New York City in Around 42nd and 7th, a series capturing Time Square's many rich layers.

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