5 May – 17 June 2012
The Head On Portrait Prize is the nation’s major innovative showcase for Australian portrait photography, reflecting a vibrant, diverse cross-section of new and traditional photographic practices. The Prize’s main selection criteria are the quality and impact of the image, rather than the celebrity of the photographer or subject. The Head On Portrait Prize is regarded by the arts community and industry as Australia’s most important photographic portrait prize.
The judges for the 2012 Prize were Tamara Dean, a multi award-winning photographer, Shaune Lakin, Gallery Director, Monash Gallery of Art, Robbie Buck, ABC Radio National presenter and Moshe Rosenzveig, Head On Director.