Winners of the 2019 Head On Photo Awards have been announced, with Sydney photographer Juliet Taylor winning the Portrait Prize for her photo, Unlucky.
Juliet is an advertising photographer, who has worked across the world for clients such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Clemenger BBDO, and Ogilvy. She has also shot television commercials and music videos.
‘In one way, it would seem ironic that my image titled “Unlucky” would win the 2019 Head On Portrait Prize!’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘There is so much more than chance at play – behind this image and behind that lens. Thank you Head On Photo Festival for the recognition. This means so much. Thank you.’
Juliet has won a $5000 cash prize, along with a Fujifilm XH1 + 16mm f1.4 lens and battery grip, and other goodies.
Australian photographer, Chris Bekos, took second place for his photo Apparently Andre and Turkish photographer, Nadide Goksun landed third.
Australian-based photographer, Bruce Haswell, won the Head On Landscape Prize for his photo, Blackpool Beach England 2016.
He has also won $5000 and a Fujifilm XT3 + 23mm f2 lens.
American London-based photographer, Itamar Freed, came second with his photo Arizona Dyptych, and Costa Rican photographer, Joel Jimenez, was third with his photo When the dust settles.
When the Dust Settles by Joel Jimenez.Sydney photographer, Chris Round, won the $5000 NSW Landscape Prize for his photo The Big Trout.
The winners were announced at the packed Head On Festival Launch on Friday, May 3 at the UNSW Art & Design campus.
An exhibition of all finalists in the Portrait Prize, along with the Mobile and Student, is on show at the Head On Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall.
The Landscape Prize exhibition is on show at NSW Parliament.