PSC wins 2011 AIPP Australian Tertiary Photography Institution of the Year!

Photography Studies College (PSC) has scooped the education award in the national photography industry awards for 2011.

At the gala Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards night in Sydney last night 27 June, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) awarded PSC the 2011 AIPP Australian Tertiary Institute of the Year.

Congratulations on Gold!!

PSC commercial major coordinator Julie Wajs takes out a gold award at the APPA’s in Sydney yesterday.

Well done Julie.

                                                                                    Image by Julie Wajs

F Stop- Think Inside the Square

As part of the 2011 Ballarat International Foto Biennale, we are running a photography competition in conjunction with Fed Square

F Stop- Think Inside the Square

F Stop begins with two elements.
1) Each photograph must be taken within Fed Square.
2) The four photographs must include the letters, or representations of, B, I, F, B. One letter per photograph.

There are separate categories for amateur and professional photographers.
Prizes include a place in John Gollings’ masterclass during BIFB’11, one nights accomodation in Ballarat and Lowepro camera bags.
The winning images will be included in a screen based presentation during BIFB ’11. All submitted entries will be shown on screen at Fed Square.

Competition will run from Wednesday June 1- Sunday July 24, 2011.
The competition will be judged on August 29 at Federation Square by The BIFB’s Julie Millowick, Photographer and Lecturer in Photography & Photojournalism at LaTrobe Uni Bendigo, Kate Brennan, Chief Executive Officer, Fed Square Pty Ltd and Stephen Zagala, Monash Gallery of Art Curator. Winners will be announced on the screen at Federation Square and notified in writing.

For more information, head to or visit our facebook page ‘F Stop Photography Competition’.


8 Emerging Photographic Artists


22 June- 10 July 2011

188 High St Prahran

Artists include PSC graduates  Sarah Galetta, Annabelle Hale, Ashlee Pritchard

“Marvellous Melbourne” Opening


At the opening of “Marvellous Melbourne” exhibition, Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, June 6, 2011 – Bill Bachman, Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Susan Riley, Julie Moss, Ozlink Entertainment Director, Jacqueline Taylor, Les Horvat, PSC student Samantha Warren – White


2010 Small Works Winner – Kate Hughes, Tactile Horizons

Come and celebrate the opening of Brunswick Street Gallery’s 2011 $10,000 Small works prize, with over 1500 works on display from 466 participating artists.
$10,000 worth of prizes to be announced on the night.

Opening Night 6-8pm, Friday 17 June.
Exhibition runs until the 29 June 2011

Exhibition: Ben Capp – PSC Graduate

After returning from London, PSC Graduate Ben Capp is holding a solo exhibition at No Vacancy Project Space, Tenancy 32, The Atrium, Federation Square.  Entitled “My Friends Are Pretty” this work explores the humour in portraiture.  Ben explains ““My Friends Are Pretty” as a collection of portraits that remind us that we are all pretty in one way or another and we should all be a bit silly from time to time so we don’t go nuts.” Exhibition closes on Sunday 19 June so don’t miss out – get down there today.

Check out the show’s Facebook page for more details:

My friends are pretty

What’s happening at PSC…

Over the coming weeks the PSC students across all levels are presenting their semesters work. Their images are presented in a web gallery for first semester first year students and a series of prints for all other years.

Antonia Hempel (Level 3) is shown here during her folio presentation and also the eager first year students waiting for their turn to present!

We wish all the students well for their folio presentations and hope they enjoy their semester break!

no place/like home

Photographic work by PSC Graduate Cathy Henenberg.

Cathy’s  first solo show can is now showing at The Gallery St Kilda Town Hall where she is exhibiting work from her final year at PSC . The two series are ‘here-there-elsewhere’ (photograms about contemporary technology and communication) and ‘At the dark end of the street – Elwood by night’ – night photography of my local neighborhood. 
The exhibition opened on 25 May and will run through to 22 June 2011.

“What I Love About … Stonnington” Photography Competition

The City of Stonnington is holding a new photography competition presenting photographers across Melbourne with an opportunity to get involved and win some great prizes including vouchers from local stores, restaurants and cafes. The intent is to promote local business and tourism, encourage people to re-discover what their local area has to offer and share the secrets of what people love about Stonnington.

For more information visit the website or download the flyer.