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Check out the finalists and winning portraits in this annual survey of Australian portrait photography

A flagship event of the annual Head On Photo Festival, the Head On Portrait Prize reflects the astonishing range and depth of the medium as it is practiced in Australia, with past finalists reading like a who's-who of of our photographic scene. In this, it's twelth year, there are five categories within the prize: portrait, landscape, moving image, mobile and student.

The judges for the 2015 Head On Photo Awards are Stills Gallery director Bronwyn Rennex, New York Times picture editor James Estrin, Sydney Living Museums' head of city portfolio Susan Sedgwick, and Head On Photo festival director Moshe Rosenzveig.

This year's winner of the Head On Portrait Prize is Molly Harris, for 'Being Sandra' – her portrait of a transgender former Air Force pilot getting ready for Anzac Day. For the rest of the category winners and runners up, see headon.com.au

Glyn Patrick 'John' – Head On Portrait Prize 2015 runner-up, second prize (cropped).

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Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney 2000

Telephone 02 9251 5988

Nearby Stations: Circular Quay

Price FREE
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Date 02 May-08 Jun

Open Daily 10am-5pm

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