Christopher Koller: Portraits In Black and White 1980 – 2015 Exhibition

Strange Neighbour
395–397 Gore St Fitzroy Vic 3065
Exhibition Opening: Friday  29 May, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: May 29th – June 20th 2015

Christopher Koller’s work was proudly printed by Peter Hatzipavlis at The PrintShop@PSC using our Fine Art Print services.

‘Portraits in Black & White 1980- 2015’ is a selection of works that show Christopher Koller’s varied approaches to photographing people; including reportage, staged images, narrative-based work, and intimate portraits of family and friends. This exhibition also focuses on the craft of photography as the artist uses a diversity of film camera formats: 6×6, 6×7, 35mm, and printing types.

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‘Trust’ 2008, type C print, 85 x 105cm

 

Emmanuel Santos visits PSC

Emmanuel Santos visited PSC yesterday and spoke with PIC students in the Advanced Diploma about developing a personal photographic language. He showed them how his own work had evolved from a traditional documentary approach to a more constructed one. He spoke passionately about this need to create work about a collective humanity and showed students the link between what he had done in the past and how that helped to shape what he does today.

Emmanuel reminded students to always attend to the present moment with everything we have, because we can never know to what amazing places it may take us, both visually and geographically. Thanks Emmanuel for your inspiring talk and an important reminder about the need for photographers to be passionate and confident in their unique way of seeing the world.

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Photojournalism Update – Tales By Light

Last week Canon and the National Geographic Channel came to Melbourne to launch Tales by Light, a new television series featuring four Australian photographers along with American nature and vanishing-cultures specialist, Art Wolfe.

Students from PSC’s Photojournalism major joined about 150 other guests at Two Ton Max in North Melbourne to watch a preview of the series and meet four of the five featured photographers – Australians Darren Jew, Peter Eastway and Richard I’Anson, plus Art Wolfe, who flew in specially for the event from his home base on the west coast of the US.

The series follows the on-location adventures of each photographer as they pursue their specialties in locations from India to Tonga, Ethiopia and Antarctica.

The first of six episodes premieres on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday May 24 at 8:30PM. A preview can be seen online.

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The Photographers (from left to right):

Abraham Joffe is a Canon Master Cinematographer and produced, directed and shot Tales by Light in stunning 4K video.

Darren Jew is one of the world’s leading marine photographers. Clients include Tourism Australia, WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and the CSIRO.

Art Wolfe has photographed for the world’s top magazines such as National Geographic, Smithsonian and GEO. Photographing creatures of the planet has been a major portion of Art’s life’s work spanning the past five decades. In the words of Sir David Attenborough: “Art Wolfe’s photographs are a superb evocation of some of the most breathtaking spectacles in the world.”

Peter Eastway is an AIPP Grand Master of Photography best known for his exquisite landscape work. He has embraced digital post-production to take a leading role in creating a new tradition of landscape photography. Peter’s work is published and exhibited internationally.

Richard I’Anson is an acclaimed travel photographer, founder of Lonely Planet Images and the author of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography. He has photographed in nearly 100 countries across all seven continents and his work is featured in literally hundreds of book titles worldwide.

Krystle Wright (not pictured) is a pioneering extreme sports photographer, driven by a passion to capture unique perspectives and increase the visibility of the most extreme sports, including free-diving, high-altitude paragliding and BASE jumping.

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PSC students Blake Storey, Ashleigh Wong, Bianca Chisari (front row) Peter Williams, Catherine Grey, Bill Bachman (PJ Coordinator), Daniel Pockett, Adrianne Harrowfield, Shing Chia, Amanda Shackleton, Adam Kemp, Jordan Bailey (standing)

Sunrise Shoot

Our first year Advanced Diploma students braved the cold and had an amazing time shooting the Melbourne skyline at sunrise today.  The vibe and the students enthusiasm was fantastic!

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Take a look at our Facebook page for some more photos.

 

The Image Makers – Ross Coulter

Photography Studies College
65 City Road
Southbank
Friday 29 May 2015 
6:00 – 7:30pm 

We are pleased to invite PSC students, graduates and the general public to attend our Image Makers seminar with Ross Coulter.

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Ross Coulter is an artist who uses photography, video, sculpture and painting in his practice. He explores notions of levity and gravity through poetic gestures.

As the 2010 – 2011 Georges Mora Creative Fellow at the State Library of Victoria he released 10,000 paper planes into the Domed Reading Room. He is currently constructing a photographic archive titled “Audience” that involves photographing an audience gathered in a gallery in which there is no art, watching a performance that doesn’t exist.

Ross has participated in exhibitions and residencies both in Australia and internationally and has been the recipient of a number of grants and prizes including the Keith & Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship, the Australian Postgraduate Award, Arts Victoria (Creation) and from the City of Melbourne. He completed a BFA with Honours (Photography) (2004-2007) and a Masters of Fine Art (2012-2013) at VCA. He is currently a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary.

This is a free event however numbers are strictly limited. Bookings are required and can be made online via Eventbrite.

PSC Students and Wikipedia join forces

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IMAGE: Destiny Deacon

 

As part of our Bachelor Course our 1st year students have been actively improving the representation of Australian photography on WIKIPEDIA.
Students have been researching and authoring WIKIPEDIA articles on some of Australia’s great photographers from the past and present, contributing to a richer representation of this country’s fascinating and complex photographic history.

Well done 1st years !!!

Check out Hannah Nikkelson’s great article on Destiny Deacon

Others in the project are articles on HH Tilbrook, Ruth Maddison, Alice Mills and one of PSC’s founders, John Cato.

PSC Graduation 2015

Congratulations to all our students who graduated last Friday 1 May! We had a fantastic evening at ACMI celebrating the class of 2014 with their family and friends, mentors and industry guests.

Dr Robin Williams delivered a great keynote address and we enjoyed hearing from students Kylie Thomson and Cyndi Briggs about their PSC experiences.

Special thanks to sponsors – AIPP, ACMP, Kayell, Adobe, Exetel, Sally Brownbill, Sun Studios, Irwin & McLaren, Borge’s Imaging Photoflex, Heartfelt and Illford for their contributions towards the awards.

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PSC Award for excellence in the Art Major: Rochelle Seator

PSC Award for excellence in the Commercial Major: Vesna Obradovic

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PSC Award for excellence in the Photojournalism Major: Daniel O’Neill

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PSC Award for creativity and great potential in photography: Donna Fraser

Peter Petty Memorial Award for technical and aesthetic excellence in landscape photography: Yang Lui

AIPP Award for conceptual excellence & photographic innovation: Trent Pace

ACMP Award for excellence throughout the course: Katrina Watson

Kayell Award for commitment & outstanding achievement: Marion Abada

Adobe Award for determination and mastery of skills: Salona Chithiray

Exetel Award for creativity and originality: Karina Miriklis

Sally Brownbill Award for great potential in commercial photography: Sean McDonald

Sun Studios Award for demonstrating perseverance and significant accomplishment: Ailsa Fox

Irwin & McLaren Award for excellence in documentary photography: Andrew Hardy

Borge’s Imaging Photoflex Award for consistent application and commitment: Anthony Basheer

Heartfelt Award for using photography skills to make a difference: Melissa Davis

Ill ford Award for best folio prints: Cyndi Briggs

 

Book Awards: Tania Gioffre, Gregory Briggs, Emily Loughnan, Odette Maillard, Jade Taylor, Emma Rose, Ivan Biscan, Caitlin Lutton, Alison Broadbent, Rose Ayliffe & Sophie De Wit

PSC Photojournalism Students Cover ANZAC Day

A recent intensive series of lessons in multimedia news production culminated in an exciting challenge for PJ Major students on ANZAC Day. Up well before daylight and working in teams of two, twelve final year students covered commemorative services and activities in the CBD, Port Melbourne, Northcote, Upwey, Box Hill and Williamstown. Later in the morning the action shifted to DigiLab 2 at PSC, where video footage, stills and audio were edited and handed over to Fairfax Senior Video Editor Tom McKendrick, who published a combined five-minute package to The Age website  that afternoon. Tutors involved in the multimedia classes and workshop were PJ Major Coordinator Bill Bachman, freelance multimedia specialist Rodney Dekker, Tom McKendrick and PSC Senior Fellow Michael Coyne.

The finished product can be seen on the Age website.

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Photojournalism Coordinator Bill Bachman with Ashleigh Wong and Cath Grey at Box Hill RSL Club following the dawn service.

 

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2015

A group Advanced Diploma and Bachelor of Photography students attended the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. The students took photos at the Famous for Fashion high tea event at Malvern Town Hall.

Thanks to Lucas Dawson, PSC graduate and Photography Director for VAMFF for providing the opportunity for our students to get involved.

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Image by Elma Gradascevic

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Image by Piers Fitton

 

Vale Barry Thompson

Vale Barry Thompson

15.12.1944 – 2.4.2015

Unfortunately we have some very sad news. Our much loved teacher and Industry Liaison Coordinator Barry Thompson passed away just on Easter after a long illness.

He was such a loved and respected teacher here at PSC for more than 20 years – always so full of pizzaz and creative spirit!

He introduced PSC’s Industry Mentor Program and worked tirelessly to link students to the photography industry. He was passionate about assisting students to develop their careers and maintained ongoing links with our graduates and the industry.

His art and art practice was an essential part of his creative life as was his teaching and his connection with students  – it was so integral to who he was.

It’s a very sad time for all of us particularly those staff who worked so closely with Barry for so many years, and all our many students and graduates.

PSC is hosting a Memorial Service to celebrate his life. This will be held next Thursday 16 April 2015, at St John’s Southgate, 20 City Road, Southbank 3006, commencing at 11am with refreshments to follow afterwards at PSC, 65 City Road, Southbank. All welcome. At Barry’s request – wear something red.

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