Alison Stieven-Taylor presents her selectionof the top five International Exhibitions.
Between Heaven and Earth – Shunzan Fan
Chinese photographer Shunzan Fan seeks to capture the importance of dreamscape. In this series Between Heaven and Earth he features staged pictures of everyday people who pose in front of ‘their dream’.
Until 16 May, 2015
Stanley Street Gallery
1/52-54 Stanley St
Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters – Sandro Miller
American photographer Sandro Miller has created an amazing collection of photographs paying homage to some of the great photographers of the past century. Enlisting the help of his friend actor John Malkovich, Miller has painstakingly recreated iconic images such as Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, John Lennon and Meryl Streep.
Until 17 May
Black Eye Gallery
3/138 Darlinghurst Rd
Iraq Perspectives Windows – Benjamin Lowy
Shot between 2003 and 2008 through the window of a Humvee in Iraq, Lowy’s images capture fragments of daily life giving an insight into a world where war and violence is not the only story.
Until 17 May
Level 3, Central Park,
1in20 – curated by Marvi Lacar
1in20 is a project US photographer Marvi Lacar began last year with her husband photojournalist Ben Lowy; a mental health initiative born of her own journey with acute clinical depression.
1in20 is aimed at educating and destigmatising mental illness through creative storytelling and the exhibition consists of a series of Instagram posts, complete with captions and reader comments. Contributions are from those who have dealt with the gamut of human experiences from depression and suicide to sexual abuse, PTSD and the loss of a child. Adding an interactive element, visitors to the exhibition are invited to add their own comments to the prints.
Sydney Lower Town Hall
Head On Festival Hub
483 George Street
The Driest Seasons: California’s Dust Bowl – Michael Robinson Chavez
California is in the grip of crippling drought. In the Central Valley, which is home to an agriculture industry worth billions, towns have run out of water and farms have been abandoned as fields lay parched. Chavez’ series, shot over 12 months, examines the effect that this historic drought is having on the people who work the fields and run the farms.
Until 31 May
Customs House (level 2)
31 Alfred St
FestivalHead On Festival 2015
ExhibitionSandro Miller: Malkovich,
Homage to Photographic Masters
Old friends Sandro Miller and John Malkovich have worked together for 17 years. Two years ago, Miller, wanting to pay tribute to his mentor, Irving Penn, came up with the idea for the photo of Truman Capote. Malkovich loved it. The story continued with recreat...
ExhibitionSandro Miller : Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Homage to Photographic Masters
The title for Sandro Miller's Exhibition, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, demonstrates his objective in paying homage to great photographers. Miller respectfully pays reverence to some of the major artists from the history of Photography who perso...
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...