Photobook Talk – Daniel Boetker-Smith

Bachelor of Photography lecturer Daniel Boetker-Smith will be talking at the Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne this Thursday evening.

International publisher and distributor Perimeter Books will be showcasing the amazing catalogue of British photographic publisher MACK Books. PSC’s Daniel will be in discussion with Perimeter’s Dan Rule about the significant impact MACK has had on the international photographic landscape.

Free event –

Image: Roe Etheridge, from Le Luxe –

Bachelor Pathway Folio Presentations

The Pathway Program students gave their final folio presentations on Saturday to their classmates and an assessment panel composed of teacher Mauro Risch, moderator Dr Hugh Hudson, and additional assessors Dr Michael Coyne, Dr Les Horvat, and Dr Jane Poynter.

Assessors view Michelle Grima’s work from the boxing ring – Image by Michael Coyne

The students showed still and moving images employing a variety of art, documentary and commercial approaches. The panel was impressed by a compelling, interactive video installation depicting features of urban technological infrastructure, as well as a photo essay on bespoke craftsmanship, powerful black and white images of women boxers, allegorical portraits featuring native and introduced flora, penumbral, dream-like landscapes evoking a woman’s changing identity over her life, and stylised, theatrical tableaux representing the emotional drama of human relationships, to mention just some of the highlights.

PSC Student Darcy Moore ‘Welcome to the Neighbourhood…’ Exhibition

Red Gallery Contemporary Art Space
157 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Exhibition Dates: 11–28 June 2014

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

In his first solo exhibition Darcy Moore constructs a sinister love letter to the diverse cultures of Melbourne’s popular inner city suburbs. Every suburb offers its own personality, expectation and stereotype. In this current body of work Moore seeks to draw our attention to the ‘walk past’ non-spots that are as much a part of our culture fueled city suburbs as your favourite café, restaurant, clothes shop or bar.  Welcome to the Neighbourhood… By focussing on the spaces that exist ‘in between’ Moore forms a contradiction between what we know and what we see.


PSC Graduate selected for Black + White 2014

Recent Photojournalism Major graduate Bronwyn Morrison has had an image selected for inclusion in the Black + White 2014 exhibition at The Centre for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. Currently on show, the exhibition runs til July 12. Bronwyn’s image For the Sport, captured at a school footy match, is one of 67 images chosen as finalists. Well done Bronwyn!

‘For the Sport’ – Bronwyn Morrison

Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit organisation that provides support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, education and connection to a large community of artists, curators, gallery owners  and industry leading photographic professionals.

Photojournalism Update

Photojournalism Major students welcomed three PSC graduates back to the classroom a few weeks ago to share their experiences as working photojournalists.

PSC graduates Louise Cooper (front left), Darrian Traynor (back row in cap) and Jason Edwards (back row second from right) with students Andrew Hardy, Greg Briggs, Melissa Davis, Salona Chithiray, Sophie De Wit and Jason Lockett – Photo by Bill Bachman

Louise Cooper (PSC Graduation Award for Excellence in Photojournalism, 2010) talked about successfully relocating to Sydney and picking up a variety of editorial and commercial work there, about working for various NGOs, and about recently landing a full-time job in the Brand and Marketing Department of the University of Sydney.

Darrian Traynor (PSC 2009) offered insight to the world of the editorial freelancer in Melbourne, where he works regularly for The Media Gang, AFL Photos and Getty Images, specialising in sport, news, people and lifestyle.

Jason Edwards (PSC 2008) talked about his work as a press photographer, first for the Leader group in Melbourne and later for the Herald Sun, where he is one of the top young staff shooters.

All talked passionately about their experiences as photographers, shared many exciting images and stories from the field, and offered some tips and advice about navigating life in the real world APSC (After PSC).

Cameron Clarke in The Sievers Project at CCP

Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George St, Fitzroy Victoria 3065, Australia
Exhibition Opening: 6-8pm Thursday 12 June,
Exhibition Dates: 13 June – 31 August 2014

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

“Six early career artists will exhibit new work in response to renowned Australian photographer Wolfgang Sievers (1913 – 2007). These critically engaged artists have responded in diverse and experimental ways to the medium of photography, and to the life and oeuvre of this icon of 20th century Australian photography.”

Cameron Clarke states “Wolfgang Sievers’ portraits of workers and industry resonate with me, as my own documentary practice explores the connections between people, their environment and their history.  The Sievers Project has provided me with the opportunity to revisit some of the sites where Wolfgang Sievers created his iconic imagery, and to explore the changed relationship between Australian workers and their machines.”

llo Najdanovski, Production Operator, Production Weld, Ford Motor Company, Geelong 2014

Küsters Washer, Bruck Textiles, Wangaratta 2014

The Image Makers – Jacob Raupach

Photography Studies College
65 City Road

6pm Friday 27 June

We are pleased to invite the PSC community and members of the public to join us for the second event in our Image Makers seminar series with photographer Jacob Raupach.

Radiata (1980/2013) – Jacob Raupach

Jacob lives and works in Wagga Wagga, NSW. He received his BVPA (Hons.) from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and currently divides time between his own practice, lecturing sessionally at CSU and at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery as the Technical Officer. His self-published photobook Radiata was the winner of the 2013 Student Photobook Competition organised by the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive. Since winning the competition Radiata has featured on numerous international ‘Best Photobooks of the Year’ lists and a selection of the work was exhibited at Colour Factory Gallery, Melbourne in April 2014. Jacob has exhibited at Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, The Photography Room, Canberra, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, and the H.R. Gallop Gallery, amongst others.

Tickets for this event are free but numbers are limited.

Reserve your place via Eventbrite.


PSC Student Adam Guskich ‘Drift’ Exhibition

Brunswick Street Gallery
Level 2, 322 Brunswick Street Fitzroy. Cnr Argyle Street
Exhibition Opening: 6-9pm Friday 6 June,  2014
Exhibition Dates: 6-19 June 2014

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

Described as “Brooding, dark & genuine…. engaging & charged with emotion”, the work within this series evokes on many levels.

The conceptualisation of the series “Drift” originated in exploring notions surrounding the passage of time. With the passing of time comes inevitable change.

The imagery aims to combine formality and beauty juxtaposed against a visual style imbued with elements of degradation. The result is a reflection of both subject and environment resonating both perfection and imperfection.

The work within this series prompts us to question our own Impermanence. Do we recognise our continual state of evolution both physical and psychological?

Ultimately removing the metaphorical blindfold that we all wear allows us the clarity not just to look, but to see.



Degree Pathway Students Present their Research

On Saturday the Degree Pathway students had their Research Seminar at the College, giving oral presentations of their semester-long research projects.

Their topics covered a wide range of art, documentary, and commercial photographic practices and aspects of visual culture, from the revival of interest in Romanticism in contemporary Australian art, to postcolonial identity and Australian representation at the Venice Biennale, the politics and representation of women’s boxing, the history of the built and social environments of Smith Street, Collingwood, the resurgence of bespoke craftsmanship in post-industrial societies, and a typology of clowns, to mention a few.

The feedback panel, comprising Dr Michael Coyne, Dr Hugh Hudson, PhD candidate Hoda Afshar, and Mauro Risch, was impressed with the high level of research and originality of analysis demonstrated, and was delighted by the engaging way in which all the presentations were delivered.

Image by Darcy Barrow

Image by Sharon Hughes

Image by Tracy Nicholas

Slide Night

Photography Studies College
65 City Road
Tuesday 17 June

Photography Studies College is delighted to host Slide Night, one of Melbourne’s newest exciting photography events. Every few months select photographers are invited to shoot a roll of slide film and present the (analogue) outcomes to a forum of invited guests from Melbourne’s photographic and art communities. Slide Night is an experimental project that fosters photographic conversations and, like traditional slide nights, is full of interruptions and informal discussions. Audience members are invited to critically engage with slide content and each photographer’s ideas. Like previous Slide Nights we anticipate a generous and friendly conversation, and hope you can contribute to the dialogue.

The upcoming Slide Night at PSC will feature slides by Linsey Gosper, Ponch Hawkes, Ériver Hijano, Stephen Rhall, Charlie Sofo and Hanna Tai.


Slide Night is always booked out – all attendees MUST RSVP.

There are 20 allocated spots for PSC students, please RSVP by emailing with your name and PSC student number.

For more information about Slide Night, and to see images from previous nights, please head to the website.