The Centre for Contemporary Photography portfolio reviews



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.”



Bookings close: FRIDAY 3 JULY

Further details:

Call for Papers


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 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
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.


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.