The Image Makers – Carine Thévenau

Photography Studies College
65 City Road

Wednesday 1 October 
6:00 – 7:30pm 

We are pleased to invite PSC students, graduates and the general public to attend the Image Makers Seminar with Carine Thévenau.


Images by Carine Thévenau

Carine Thévenau’s photography practice incorporates contemporary and historical narratives through a beautiful blend of still life and portraiture. Carine has been a guest speaker at the International Design Conference, AGIdeas and previously nominated by Capture Magazine for the Emerging Editorial Photographer of the Year Award.  Carine is the senior photographer at Frankie Magazine, and her photographic work has appeared in publications such as Wallpaper, Rolling Stone, iD Magazine, Vogue, and Smith Journal.

Carine has been a finalist in the International Iris Portrait Photographic Award for two consecutive years. She has previously exhibited works at the Los Angeles Centre of Digital Art, Edmund Pearce Gallery Melbourne, Perth Centre of Photography and will soon be showing at Galerie Pavlova, in Berlin.

Tickets for this event are free however numbers are strictly limited.

Reserve your place via Eventbrite.

Carine is in Melbourne for the opening of her exhibition at Edmund Pearce Gallery on Friday 3rd October titled  ‘For The Nautilus Is My Boat’.
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Katrin Koenning Featured in ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks’

PSC Bachelor of Photography teacher Katrin Koenning has been included in an important new book ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks‘. The book explores the way photographers work with digital processes such as blogs, Instagram and smartphone photos alongside more traditional analogue forms such as sketchbooks, Polaroids, contact sheets, found photos and self-published zines.

The book features the work of over thirty photographers alongside Katrin, including Saul Leiter, Trent Parke, Alec Soth and Jim Goldberg, showing their creative processes in detail. ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks’ will be launched at the prestigious Photographers Gallery in London.


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PSC Wins 2014 AIPP Australian Tertiary Photography Institution of the Year

After a great weekend attending the APPA judging at Luna Park Sydney we were thrilled to win the 2014 AIPP Australian Tertiary Photography Institution of the Year for excellence in photographic education and training.

The APPAs (Australian Professional Photography Awards) are held annually and recognise the work of photographers who compete in a variety of categories including portrait, travel, illustrative and landscape. Our students submitted great images with many achieving silver and silver distinction awards which saw PSC win the 2014 AIPP Australian Tertiary Photography Institution award for the fourth consecutive year.

Congratulations to all our students who once again showcased their fantastic skills and creativity and to our fabulous teaching team! Special mention also to the PSC students who volunteered at the APPAs this year.

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PSC Students Mitchell Edwards, Marie Angela Paino, Emily Loughnan & Oliver Dauncey with PSC Senior Fellow Michael Coyne


PSC teachers Julie Wajs, Elli Ioannou, & Craig Wetjen with Senior Fellow Michael Coyne & Communications & Students Officer Melina Rookes


PSC Course Advisory Committee Chair Ian van der Wolde, Senior Fellow Michael Coyne, Advanced Diploma Level 1 & 2 Course Convenor Craig Wetjen,  Independent Photographic Suppliers National Sales Manager David Hall  & AIPP President Ross Eason

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Photojournalism Update

Creative Flash Workshop

Final year Photojournalism major students lit up the city on Saturday in an all-day creative flash workshop with Scott McNaughton and Bill Bachman. First year students Caitlyn Maffescioni, Sarah Harris, Levi Lower, Harrison Binstead, Hung Dao, Marianna Khaled, Niamh Donohue and Jon Gruber volunteered to play roles such as fashion designer, property developer, urban gardener and street artist. Briefs describing the subject and location were issued to the final year students, who then worked in pairs to interpret and shoot each assignment.

Scroll down to see some of the images that resulted.

Street Artist – Michelle Holt

Street Artist – Salona Chithiray

Property Developer – Andrew Hardy

Fashion Designer – Emily Loughnan

City Gardener – Emma Stone

Photographer – Salona Chithiray

Photographer – Sunny Nyssen

Write for Publication

Photojournalism majors do an eight-week unit called “Write for Publication” in their final semester. Designed to put the journalism back into photojournalism, this course teaches basic writing skills to help students prepare work for publication in the editorial world.

To tell this year’s class more about that world, four highly-regarded editors visited PSC last Tuesday – Justine Costigan (Hardie Grant Media, specializing in a variety of titles ranging from travel to urban lifestyle), Jeremy Bourke (Royal Auto Magazine, which is delivered monthly to the homes of around 1.3 million Victorian members of the RACV), Emma Ryan and Ged Bulmer (Bauer Media, Australia’s largest magazine publisher – both work in the Trader division, specializing in motor sport, boating, camping and caravanning).

Justine Costigan (Hardie Grant Media), Jeremy Bourke (Royal Auto Magazine), Emma Ryan & Ged Bulmer (Bauer Media)

Text and photos by Bill Bachman.

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Fresh14 Pozible Campaign

Plans are well underway for Fresh14, a group exhibition featuring the wonderful work of our final year art major students. The students are responsible for organising every aspect of this exhibition and have launched a fundraising campaign via Pozible.

Supporter rewards include exclusive invites to the opening night, prints from the Artist’s body of work, and prints from the new work in the exhibition! The students are producing an eclectic and exciting mix of photographic and mixed media styles, ranging from conceptual photography, portraiture, illustrative photography, video, collage, and graphic and minimalist images. There is something for everyone!

Kalopsia – Karina Miriklis

Visit Pozible to support the students campaign and make sure you like their Facebook page for Fresh14 updates.

Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival
10 – 26 October 2014

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia’s flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of quality of work, innovation of vision, and scale and breadth of program.

Each Festival brings an unparalleled feast of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia and outdoor events from renowned and upcoming Australian and International companies and artists to Melbourne.

Visit the Melbourne Festival website to download the program.

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PSC Teacher Shortlisted for Bowness Prize

Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill, Victoria

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 4 September 2014
Exhibition Dates: 4 September – 12 October 2014

PSC teacher Katrin Koenning has been shortlisted for the prestigious Bowness Photo Prize. The winner is announced later this week. All the best Katrin!

Berlin – Katrin Koenning

Visit the website for further details.

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Nixi Killick Centre Stage Exhibition

Podium Level Alcove Gallery

Friday 29 August – Sunday 7 September

Presented by the Photography Studies College (Melbourne) and Southgate

Part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

In this unique photographic exhibition, PSC students have collaborated with Nixi Killick to create striking new images of her work in an urban inner city environment. Final year commercial major students Jessica Anderson, Eric Trinh, Kylie Thomson and Vesna Obradovic combined their photography, video and make up skills resulting in a vibrant series of images which will feature in the exhibition.

‘It was great to get hands on experience with a high profile designer,’ said Kylie who sourced the location and took location stills and behind the scenes video footage. ‘We worked well as a team and had a lot of fun!’

Eric described his previous experiences in fashion photography as ‘neutral’ or ‘subtle’ and was grateful for the opportunity to work on such a distinctive and bright shoot. All four students are looking forward to seeing the final work in the exhibition.

Images by Kylie Thomson

Nixi Killick (NXK) is an independent Melbourne-based fashion designer. Fresh off the back of her participation in the ORIGIN PASSION & BELIEFS showcased in Italy where she was chosen as one of the world’s top 100 independent designers, NXK is a vibrant mix of bio-psychedelic artwork and sculptured techno-wearable’s.

NXK has been seen on the likes of Lady Gaga, Kimbra, Hiatus Kaiyote and Lapalux of Brainfeeder, and on the runways of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week,Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, AWARE and iD Fashion week.

Check out the exhibition to see the students work or view the behind the scenes video.

Photographers: Jessica Anderson & Eric Trinh
Locations/video: Kylie Thomson
Make-up: Vesna Obradovic
Hair: Hiroko,
Models: Georgie & Nathaniel from Darley Models

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BIFB Collection 2014

Eleven40 Gallery
1140 Malvern Rd, Malvern

Exhibition Preview: Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 August
Gala Event: Sunday 31 August 12pm – 4pm

RED DOTS $125 Purchase a print to support the Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Entry Only $25 Entry only fee for the Collection 2014 Gala Event

Every two years the Ballarat International Foto Biennale brings Australian audiences the best of the world’s photographic art in some of the most beautiful heritage venues in Ballarat in a month long photo extravaganza. The Collection 2014 provides an opportunity to support the BIFB and ensure it’s ongoing success as Australia’s premier festival of photography.

A selection from the BIFB Collection 2014

The exhibition features 120 anonymous prints by some of the best-known and collectible photographers from Australia and overseas including PSC teacher Bill Bachman. A fantastic chance to purchase a ‘one off’ archival print for a price perhaps well under the value of what an artist might normally sell his or her works for. You won’t know whose work you’ve bought until it is taken off the wall and looked at the provenance on the back.

Visit the website for further details.

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Update from the Obscura Festival

PSC Bachelor of Photography teacher Daniel Boetker-Smith has sent us some pictures from Obscura! Daniel is a keynote speaker and is also involved in some workshops and panel discussions. A group of second year Bachelor students have also travelled to Malaysia to participate in the festival and attended an exclusive workshop with Daniel,  Hajime Kimura and Nozomi Iijima.

Talk by world famous photojournalist Maggie Steber

Dan with Maggie Steber, Indian photographer Arko Datto, Filipino photographer/curator Wawi Navarroza & Obscura Festival director Vignes Nachname

PSC students photobook making workshop with Hajime Kimura and Nozomi Iijima

Check out some of the students pictures in Postcards from Penang.

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