Head On Foundation invited NSW photographers of all genres to submit images that show how they and their communities were affected by the ‘Black Summer’, the subsequent flooding, the pandemic, and the general unrest and turbulence in world politics as communities demanded social change.
The submissions were judged anonymously, in line with the mission to provide a fair and equal platform for all artists to create, showcase and gain exposure for their work.
The Head On curatorial team had the difficult task of selecting only twenty images.
They were being selected for a 2020 Vision, which takes a poignant look at shared struggles, the collective resilience and rebuilding, and the complex recovery process experienced by Australian communities in NSW in 2020.
2020 Vision will be making its way to the Central Coast from June 7-20, where a traditional exhibition will be on display at Parkhouse in Gosford, and a pop-up exhibition will be at Memorial Park in The Entrance.
“We received photos that were astounding, humorous, shocking, and heartbreaking.
“We thank all photographers for sharing glimpses with us of what must have been very profound, distressing, life-changing experiences,” said Head On’s Artistic Director, Moshe Rosenzeig OAM.
The exhibition is accompanied by a 96pp hard cover book which includes all exhibited photographs, plus an extra 20 images from the project.
Head On Foundation is thankful to have received funding to support emerging and established photographers by providing them artists’ fees and free exhibition opportunities.
Media Release, May 7
Head On Foundation