HeadOn Fotografen 2021

Sally McInerney

Building siste for the New Life apartments, Ultimo, 2017 The city (Sydney, Australia) is an ever-changing surface on a deep, ancient land. To make this photograph, I stood on the roof of my car on a windy day with bright clouds. Bio Sally McInerney’s photographs have been exhibited in many solo and group shows, including…

Craig Tuffin

The supers  Two superheroes within our community; a father that bears the traditional fabrics and ornaments of Australia’s first inhabitants. One that challenges colonial tropes and sits proudly, upholding the culture and attitudes of his forebears. Alongside him stands his young daughter, a visibly different superhero, but one with a just as relevant role. She…

Andrew Baker

Alannah and Nova The firestorm struck Conjola Park, NSW, Australia on New Year’s Eve 2019. Alannah was stuck on the freeway when her father called, “Glenn’s house is on fire. I’ve got to go, I love you!” he said. She waited in the car, under a red sky. An hour and a half later, he…

Rachel Mounsey

In the eye of the storm While Indigenous author and historian Bruce Pascoe deals with firestorms ravaging his Far East Gippsland (Victoria, Australia) home, a controversial media storm questioning his Indigenous heritage also brews around him. Bio Rachel Mounsey is an Australian photographer living in Victoria’s most isolated town, Mallacoota. Her work crosses boundaries between…

Justin McManus

Landon Punch is a Yindjibarndi man who lives in Roebourne, Western Australia. Landon and Joey were part of a story on Life After Death in Custody on the fallout for Aboriginal people who have lost loved ones to violence or neglect while in police custody. Landon had killed the baby kangaroo’s mother for food. He…

Judith Crispin

These Lumachrome glass prints have their genesis in my relationship with two Australian tribal groups – the Bpangerang people, from whom I am descended, and the Warlpiri people who cared for me over the twenty years I spent tracing my family’s heavily concealed Aboriginal lineage. Their materials, drawn from Country itself, include cadavers, ochres, sticks,…

Judy Thistleton-Martin

The fiery Mt Solitary was captured in a serendipitous moment at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains of NSW, Australia. A bushfire hazard reduction didn’t quite go according to plan, causing a cloud that resembled an atomic mushroom overshadowing the iconic Three Sisters. Thankfully, the fire didn’t spread and was eventually contained.  Bio A few years…

Jonah Ritchie

Indigenous woman firestick burning in outback Northern Territory I travelled with the Central Land Council to the remote town of Kintore in the Northern Territory, Australia. We lived and worked in the town for some time and would go out on Country each day with elders and children of the local Pintupi community. This photo…

Marcia Macmillan

Whimsical warrior I took this image of my daughter running through our paddocks as we returned home from a walk one afternoon. Dust storms of this magnitude have become so normal that we no longer adjust our daily routine to accommodate them. My daughter is a quintessential farm girl who likes to dress up. A…

Skye Auer

Dark day Just minutes before darkness deeper than midnight fell over the afternoon, I checked on my neighbour, who was busy wetting down. We waited, black leaves and ash falling all around, while the great dragon satisfied its insatiable hunger elsewhere that day. The darkness lifted a few hours later, just in time for a…