Up Close and Personal – Exhibition

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
Ground floor, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Exhibition Open: 8:30am-6:30pm, Monday – Friday throughout March 2015

Photography Studies College and the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre are delighted to present an International Women’s Day photography exhibition featuring work by female students and graduates that celebrates their distinctive stories and vision.

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Photojournalism Update

The Advanced Diploma Photojournalism Major got under way in a slightly unusual but most stylish manner last week with Adelaide maestro Milton Wordley presenting his “A Year in the Life of Grange” project at Gallery Eleven40 in Malvern.

Three years in the making – somewhat less than the journey to drinkability for a fine wine, but a vintage achievement nonetheless – Milton’s exhibition (on show at the gallery) and monumental book (with a list price of $758, the same as a bottle of current-vintage Grange Hermitage, long considered one of the finest and most collectable Australian red wines) are twin landmarks in Australian wine publishing. He showed images and talked about the concept and production of this old-fashioned photo essay on a grand scale. Sadly, complementary tastings of Grange were not on offer.

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Images & words by Bill Bachman.

The Image Makers – Louis Porter

Photography Studies College
65 City Road
Southbank

Thursday 12 March 2015 
6:00 – 7:30pm 

We are pleased to invite PSC students, graduates and the general public to attend our first Image Makers seminar for 2015!

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Louis Porter is a British photographer based between London and Melbourne. His work melds social commentary with an interest in the archive and public space. He has exhibited throughout Australia including: The NGV, Stills Gallery, Australian Centre of Photography and Centre for Contemporary Photography.

He was the 2013 Arts Victoria fellow at the Berlin Zentrum Für Kunst und Urbanistiks  (ZK/U) and the Australia China Council artist during the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. His work has also been shown at several international festivals including: The Brighton Photography Biennial, The Noorderlicht Festival (NL) , Copenhagen Photography Festival and SiFest (IT).

His work has been recently featured in The British Journal of Photography, Foam Magazine, The Aperture Photobook Review and Fotgraf Magazine.

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

PSC Orientation 2015

We have had a great first week in the full time program, welcoming our new students and catching up with the second and third year students after the summer break.

The semester started on Monday with Orientation Day and our annual lunchtime BBQ by the Yarra. We didn’t let the unexpected showers dampen our spirits and carried on our conversations under the bridge! The first year Bachelor and Advanced Diploma of Photography students worked on a special phone photography project. We enjoyed seeing their creative interpretations of the secret briefs.

Classes continued throughout the week and we celebrated the end of week one with  a pizza feast! Welcome and welcome back we are excited to share the creative journey with you in 2015!

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Check out more photos from Orientation on our Facebook page!

Welcome to PSC Ying Ang!

We have welcomed a few new members to the PSC community in 2015. One of them is award-winning photographer Ying Ang.

Based between Melbourne, Singapore and New York, Ying Ang is a photographer of the social, personal and contemporary landscape. Ying has exhibited widely in group and solo shows from New York to Arles, with a full portfolio of her most current project, ‘Gold Coast’, housed in the permanent collection of the Sagamihara City Museum in Japan. She graduated as valedictorian for the 2009-2010 class of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at The International Centre of Photography, New York. She has garnered a wide range of of international awards and was a participant in the Reflexions Masterclass of 2011-2013.

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Ying teaches regular workshops in photography in New York, Melbourne and various international photography festivals specializing in photography books, with her most recent achievements as:

  • Winner of the New York Photo Festival book prize for 2014
  • Winner of the Encontros Da Imagem book prize for 2014
  • Finalist for Photobook Melbourne’s Australian Photobook of the Year 2015
  • Listed by Flak Photo, Lensculture, Voices of Photography, Mark Power, Asia Pacific Photobook Archive and Self Publish Be Happy in their top photobooks of 2014

Welcome Ying!

Ying is taking over the PSC Instagram for the next week so make sure you follow @pscmelb and say hello! 

White Night Melbourne

PSC teachers Elli Ioannou & Nic Kocher have work on display this Saturday 21 February as part of  White Night Melbourne. Visitors can experience visual art, exhibitions, illuminations, music, theatre and film presentations on display at various locations in the city from 7pm to 7am. 

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Image by Nic Kocher

Nic’s work The Entropy Continuum is in the Tears Before Dawn precinct in Flinders Lane and Elli’s film I’mperfect Beauty will be shown with several other short films in the Indie Screen/Chill Out Area in Bourke Street Mall. Congratulations Nic and Elli and have a great White Night!

PSC Student Cass Interviews Hajime Kimura

Final year Bachelor student Cassandra Tzortzoglou recently had the opportunity to interview one of her heroes, Japanese photographer Hajime Kimura, for the Photobook Melbourne Festival.

Hajime Kimura was selected for the Kyushu Sangyo University Prize, Fukuoka (2012), the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, Amsterdam (2012), the special prize of Konica Photo-Premio, Tokyo (2013), Vattenfall Photo Award, Berlin (2013) and Arte laguna Prize, Venice (2014).

Read about Hajime’s photography journey on the Photobook Melbourne website.

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PSC is a sponsor of Photobook Melbourne, the biggest photobook festival in the Asia-Pacific region, and the largest photo festival in Melbourne. The festival runs until 22 February with plenty of talks, exhibitions, books shows and workshops happening at PSC. Check out the website for program details.

PSC to Host The Library Collection

We are excited to be hosting The Library Collection at PSC as part of the Photobook Melbourne Festival from the 12-22 February.

The Library Collection is a collection of contemporary photographic publications based in Dublin, Ireland, and is part of an organisation called Photo Ireland. This is the first time this amazing collection of books will be seen in Australia.

Started in 2011 by Claudia Nir and Angel Luis Gonzalez the collection offers the public an on-going display of the latest photobooks, magazines, and zines, either self-published or produced by independent publishing companies, and well-established, large publishing houses.

In Melbourne, The Library Project will be showcasing books from Arles Photo Festival, Paris Photo, and Kassel fotofestival, as well as a specially curated selection of Irish photobooks. This significant collection will be on display near the PSC reception from 12-6pm everyday during the festival and Angel Luis Gonzalez will be doing a short talk about The Library Collection and Photo Ireland at 11.30am on Friday 13 February at PSC.

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PSC Student Sophie Visits the Reminders Photography Stronghold

Third year Bachelor of Photography student Sophie Pigram recently visited Tokyo and was hosted by Japan’s premier photobook library and workshop, the Reminders Photography Stronghold (RPS). This opportunity was made possible by Bachelor of Photography course coordinator Daniel Boetker-Smith, and Director of the RPS Yumi Goto.

Sophie is interviewing Yoshikatsu Fuji & Daichi Koda, two of Japan’s most exciting young photographers, exclusively for the Photobook Melbourne Festival. Fuji and Koda are award winning photographers and in 2014 their (sold out) photo books were shortlisted for a number of major international prizes.

Photography Studies College is a proud sponsor of the Photobook Melbourne Festival (February 12-22), and will be hosting workshops, panel discussions, and book exhibitions.

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Student Profile – Allison Rose

We are excited to be named as the ACMP 2014 Australian Educational Institution of the Year late last year and see a number of  student receive individual awards. Part time student Allison Rose was awarded as runner-up in the Fashion and Advertising/Food categories.

Here are some of her images from the series  “Thinking About the Master & Disciple – Joel Peter Witkin”.  These were featured in the PSC mid year exhibition in 2014.

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Images by Allison Rose

See more of the creative and thought provoking work by our students in the current PSC exhibition at the college.