Head On

I was thrilled that the photograph ‘Ahmad’ that I retouched for Matthew Duchesne was one of three 2007 joint winners of the Head On Portrait Prize. I have included two other images that I processed in the series which help to tell the story of that afternoon. Head On is the nation’s major innovative showcase for Australian portrait photography, reflecting a diverse cross-section of new and traditional photographic practices. The show’s main selection criteria are the quality and impact of the image, rather than the celebrity of the photographer or subject. As a result Head On is regarded by the arts community and reviewers as the most critically important photographic portrait prize in the country.