Head On Photo Festival : The Australians – My Pick
Iranian Wedding – Ramak Bamzar
Ramak Bamzar‘s exhibition Iranian Wedding was shot between 2005 and 2008 in the small Iranian town of Karaj. “I’ve chosen to exhibit this work to illustrate the impact that tradition and religion has on the ritual of marriage and how dissimilar it is to Australian traditions,” says Ramak who was born in Tehran and now lives in Melbourne where she works as a freelance photographer.
Exhibiting this work in Iran would be “prohibited,” says Ramak. “Photographers cannot display, publish, or exhibit any photos of an uncovered woman in public. In my opinion, beauty is relative and often heavily influenced by one’s culture”.
FestivalHead On Festival 2015
InterviewHead On Photo, Sydney 2015 : Director Moshe Rosenzveig talks to Alison Stieven-Taylor
2015 marks the 6th outing of Sydney’s Head On Photo Festival, which is Australia’s largest photographic event. This year Moshe Rosenzveig, the festival’s director, has programmed an eclectic group of exhibitions designed to attract those who are professionals as...