First sight

First sight Indigenous education program

First sight
Forging Indigenous excellence

Image credit: Michael Jalaru Torres

First Sight is a mentorship program specifically designed to develop and promote the careers of emerging First Nations photographers. This collaborative, workshop-based mentorship will not only provide valuable career skills, but also networking and exhibition opportunities. It will culminate in a final exhibition as part of Head On Photo Festival 2021, with six participants selected to exhibit. 

The program will include a fantastic series of online sessions with industry-leading speakers and mentors to help take the participants' photography to the next level. It will develop skills associated with curation, exhibition design, printing and framing, writing and PR, working with galleries and much more.  

This project was has been developed by Head On Foundation with Michael Jalaru Torres and is supported by Create NSW.  

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First sight is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.