Great industry support

Thanks to industry for their generous support at the Graduation for the class of 2012 and congratulations to all our industry award winners!

Ian van der Wolde from the AIPP with Tinkara Trcek awarded for conceptual excellence and photographic innovation

Rob Anderson Chair of the ACMP with ACMP award winner Danielle Allison for excellence throughout the course

Julie Moss PSC Managing Director with Adobe award winner Beth Nott for high achievement, originality and commitment throughout the course

Jenny Heron, Julie Moss with Gavin Blue representing Heartfelt and the award for using photography to make a difference, awarded to Emma Costabile

Julie Moss with the Peter Petty Memorial Award winner for technical and aesthetic excellence in landscape photography Adrian Dennett

Well done to all first years students

Well done to all PSC first year students for presenting your second semester folios!! PSC teacher Bill Bachman has captured some of the fabulous work by the students.
Congratulations again to all the first year students and we look forward to seeing you at reenrolment. Enjoy your break!


Tien Lam Nguyen with his final prints and the subjects

Amy Pollock creatively shows off an image from her latest series

Oliver Dauncey during his presentation to the panel of first year teachers

Annica Nordlund

Darcee Smith

Emily Loghnan

PSC Graduate Matthew Furneaux New Exhibition

The Chamber – Art and Coffee House
90 High Woodend
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 27th October, 7pm
Exhibition Dates: 24 October– 25 November 2012

ACMP Student Photographer of the Year Awards 2012

The ACMP Student Photographer of the Year Awards 2012, now returning for its second year, aims to provide Emerging Photographers with the opportunity to gain career-building exposure within the photographic industry and wider creative community, with $9000 in prizes for a modest entry fee of just $35.

1. Portraiture (includes formal and editorial portraiture)
2. Commercial (includes sport, travel, corporate & industrial)
3. Fashion (includes editorial, catalogue and beauty)
4. Advertising (includes still-life, food, cars, product and people)
5. Documentary (includes sport)
6. Architecture (includes built environment, urban & rural spaces)

09 November, 2012
21 November, 2012

See last years winners and keep up to date: ACMP SPY Facebook Page
For further information and entry, visit

Friday Laughs

This video is soooo funny, and very often so true, what do you guys think lol?


Staff Picks – Beautiful Books

On Ugliness
Edited by Umberto Eco
Translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen
Maclehose Press Quercus London 2011

“Oh we’re so pretty
Oh so pretty
We’re vacant”
Sex Pistols 1977

It seems to me that through the ages humans are generally drawn to what is considered beautiful or aesthetically pleasing – especially in art.

The current obsession with repulsion in my own work has led me to ponder just why we consider some things to be ugly and unworthy. More and more I find myself rejecting vacuous beauty. The words of Johnny Rotten ring loud in my head.

On Ugliness exposes our curiosity with the ugly.

Umberto Eco attempts to reconstruct a history of ugliness by taking us on an incredible nightmare through the ages. All that is considered ugly is beautifully unraveled. Richly illustrated with madmen, demons, freaks and disturbing presences, this book is informative and highly thought provoking.

A fascinating read, I highly recommend this book to anyone who is over “the pretty”.

Sarina Lirosi

February 2012


Head On Photo Festival 4 May-3 June 2012

Guess Who’s Coming to Town?

Among our very special guests at the festival in May will be Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey (curator of Burn Magazine) for the world premiere of his latest exhibition and to run an exclusive intensive 5 day workshop.


Head On Photo Festival is Sydney’s major innovative showcase for Australian and international photography of all genres. It is the largest event of its kind in Australia and the second largest in the world.

Watch out for the full program coming soon. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive our newsletter.

Head On Portrait Prize

Head On Portrait Prize is the nation’s major innovative showcase for Australian portrait photography, reflecting a vibrant, diverse cross-section of new and traditional photographic practices. It is one of the highlights of the Festival.

Win your share of approximately $50,000 worth of prizes.

Entries close 11th March 2012 11pm EST

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Trainspotting: Powerhouse Museum Photo Competition 2012

Entries are now being accepted for the Trainspotting: Powerhouse Museum Photo Competition 2012.

Now in its third year the Trainspotting competition attracts entrants, both amateur and professional, from around the world. From casual observers to avid railway photographers, the competition draws an impressive range of entries.

Trainspotting: the Powerhouse Museum International Photo Competition 2012 is proudly presented by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, commonly known as the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia.

Entries can be submitted online via the Powerhouse Museum group on Flickr or by post.

Hop to the official website for specific guidelines.

It’s free to enter.