The PSC team at the 2015 Nikon AIPP Event in Perth

The Nikon AIPPEvent2015  is an annual national highlight in the photography industry’s calendar – sponsored by Nikon and supported by a range of other key industry players, such as Kayell, Canson, CR Kennedy and many more. A wide range of award winning photographers are featured in an exciting array of presentations and workshops.

Craig’s presentation showcased his Mens Shed Photography Project. This project highlights men’s health, and has seen Craig travelling Australia photographing men in their sheds.

In recognition of the importance of his work – Craig has been made an Ambassador for the beyond blue organisation, which raises awareness and support for sufferers of anxiety and depression. beyond blue  were the chosen cause for fundraising activities for this year’s Nikon Event. Along with a number of other acclaimed Australian photographers, Craig donated photographs from his his upcoming book for the print auction which raised over $58,000 for beyond blue . 

Congratulations Craig, Nikon and the AIPP for such a fantastic few days in Perth!

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Pictured here are (left to right) Rob Anderson, Jim Davidson, Craig Wetjen, Julie Moss, Fabio Panarese and Liz Clarkson.

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The Centre for Contemporary Photography portfolio reviews

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The Centre for Contemporary Photography , Melbourne, is to host a day of professional portfolio reviews with respected photographic and art world experts.

PSC’s Course Director Daniel Boetker-Smith, is one of these reviewers, alongside some of PSC’s Guest Lecturers: Sally Brownbill and Jesse Marlow.

“These experts include specially selected curators, directors, gallery owners, publishers, arts writers, artists and professionals. This is a wonderful opportunity for photographers, from entry level through to established, to gain valuable feedback and constructive critique on their portfolio of work. 

We are offering twenty-minute face-to-face reviews with three reviewers of your choice from our selection of industry experts, who will provide you with indispensable insight and advice.

It will be a great occasion to expand your network and receive refreshing feedback on your work.”

SATURDAY 11 JULY, 2015, SOFITEL, MELBOURNE, 10AM—3PM

Price: $150 NON-MEMBERS, $120 CCP MEMBERS

Bookings close: FRIDAY 3 JULY

Further details: http://www.ccp.org.au/news.php?id=268

Call for Papers

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Submissions are invited for the second symposium organised by Photography Studies College and the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, on the theme of ‘Borderless Futures: Reimaging the Citizen’. The symposium will be held in Ballarat on Saturday 29 August 2015.

In the catalogue for the The photograph and Australia exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales this year, Senior Curator Judy Annear wrote, ‘There is much at stake in what might constitute the nation state, which is as porous as photography is mutable’. Among its many ideas, the exhibition posited photography in Australia as a medium for the constant renegotiation of the nation. This symposium aims to continue the discussion generated by the most important exhibition of photography in Australia in 25 years, by looking beyond national borders to ask what it means to be a global citizen, with particular reference to the role of images.

Subjects may include:

  • Indigenous image-making and identity
  • migration, families, and communities
  • art as utopian model
  • citizen journalism and other new approaches to the documentary genre
  • the politics of social media and new media
  • the stateless photographer
  • photobooks as global artefacts
  • any topic concerned with the transmission of images and texts across societies, past and present

We are inviting papers and presentations of creative projects. We also intend to have a special ‘discursive’ session dedicated to discussion of papers made available online beforehand, as an alternative to the conventional symposium paper format. Proposals are welcome from creative practitioners, researchers, and postgraduate students working across all aspects of the arts, including photography, multimedia, performance, and writing.

Please send a title and an abstract of 200 words, or detailed expressions of interest for a 15–20 minute presentation, indicating your institutional affiliation or independent status, and whether you would prefer to be in a ‘discursive’ session, to symposium@psc.edu.au by 24 June.

Internship Opportunity at The Northsider

Rod Ceballos, Photo Editor of The Northsider, visited the Photojournalism majors class last week to outline a new internship program specifically aimed at photography students.

The Northsider is a print and online community newspaper serving Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs and under the program, two final-year students will be selected for six-month internships involving one or two assignments a month. The students will work closely with Rod and other members of the publication’s editorial staff, and will also be given an opportunity to develop a photo essay on a topic of their choice which will be published during their time at the paper.

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Rod Ceballos outlining details of the program with PJ Major Coordinator Bill Bachman

This is just one of the many exciting opportunities our students have to use their skills in a real world context. Check out our YouTube page to find out more about an internship students undertook with The Age.

The Images Makers – Richard White

Photography Studies College
65 City Road
Southbank
Friday 26 June 2015 
6:00 – 7:30pm 

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

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Richard White has been described as someone who walks in the footsteps of Ansel Adams. His black and white images have a timeless and evocative quality about them. For the past 16 years Richard has produced a large-format black & white calendar on The High Country of Australia. Although primarily known for his work around this area, Richard’s career has taken him far and wide. Richard has been a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography for the past 30 years and is also a Master of Photography. In 2010 he was awarded the AIPP’s highest honour, A Fellow of the Institute.

For the past 21 years Richard has run photographic workshop in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the UK. Richard speaks and lectures regularly at photographic conventions and art photography forums. His black & white prints are predominantly produced in the darkroom from large format negatives, a process that continues to be an ongoing passion.

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

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.