Students present their folios

The first semester is coming to a close and a sense of excitement, satisfaction and relief is in the air! Our students have been busy putting together their folios and presenting their work to their tutors and classmates.

Second year students viewing Mel Davis’ folio for Develop Personal Photographic Style

Advanced Diploma student Karina Miriklis talking about her folio

Tutors Nina Ross and Craig Wetjen providing feedback to first year student Naman Chitkara

All the best to those who are still to present their work, congratulations on a great semester and enjoy your holidays!

Exhibition by PSC Tutor Craig Wetjen

Courthouse ARTS
Level 1 Foyer, Cnr Lt Malop – Gheringhap Sts
Exhibition Opening: Friday 14 June, 10.30am – 12 noon
Exhibition Dates: Friday 14 June – Tuesday 18 June 2013

“Blokes Places and Spaces” – A celebration of photos and articles exploring male identity.

Craig states, “My goal is to publish a documentary book of photographic portraits and stories about men and their sheds, and this is just the beginning. This project is deeply personal to me. The shoots inspire me, and I feel so privileged to document such awesome gentlemen in their amazing environments.

The emphasis of this project is to highlight the positive effects a man’s shed can have on his health and life. The aim of the project is to raise community awareness of male health through the art of photography and stories of man’s love of his shed.”

Check out the site for further information.


On the Road

Over the past month we have travelled over 2,000km and have met hundreds of Year 12 students around Melbourne and regional Victoria while participating in careers expos, school events and Tertiary Information Service sessions.

It has been great to meet so many students who are interested in pursuing tertiary studies in photography and we are excited to look at your folios later in the year. Our stops so far have included Bairnsdale, Charlton, Bundoora, Leongatha, Berwick and there are many more to come over the next few months.


Bruce Postle visits PSC

We were thrilled to host Bruce Postle at PSC this week at a special forum presented by Monash Gallery of Art (MGA). Bruce, one of Australia’s most celebrated photojournalists, captivated PSC students, graduates, staff and members of the public with his presentation, sharing many moments from an exciting career.

Julie Moss PSC Managing Director with Bruce Postle

Special thanks to MGA and to Bruce, we loved hearing your stories and hope you can come and visit PSC again.

Those that missed out can see his work at the ‘Bruce Postle: image maker‘ exhibition at MGA, open until 30 June 2013.

Carmen, Julie & Jill with Bruce Postle and AIPP Membership Manager Randal Armstrong

PSC’s Senior Fellow Dr Michael Coyne

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

PSC 2013 Graduation and Awards Ceremony at the ACMI

The PSC graduation was a fantastic event held on Friday evening 31 May at the ACMI. It was a great audience that included our graduating students, their partners, family and friends, mentors and external assessors and industry including the AIPP, ACMP Kayell, Sun Studios, Adobe, Borge’s Imaging, Heartfelt, free radicals, Sally Brownbill, Next Byte, Irwin & Mclaren and Exetel, so thanks again everyone!

Great to have representatives from the PSC Academic Board, Governing Council and Course Advisory Committee in attendance and of course our many wonderful teaching, administration and technical staff.

And congratulations again to the graduating class of 2012 – so many stories and highlights and great to see all your work on the big screen! To top it off an inspiring keynote address was given by award winning photojournalist and PSC Senior Fellow Michael Coyne. Thanks Michael! And a very big thanks to Leon, Taylor and Sharon for their wonderful graduate responses. Really insightful and heartfelt -fantastic effort!

Graeme Passmore winner of the Kayell award with Matt Johnston

free radical award and PSC creativity and great potential in photography winner Steph Doran with Jeff Moorfoot and Julie Moss

Borge’s Imaging Photoflex Award winner Leon Schoots with Daniel Colombo

PSC staff at the end of a wonderful graduation evening

Degree Pathway Students Research Seminar Day

On Saturday PSC’s Degree Pathway students gave their research project presentations in a day-long seminar. It was exciting to hear the results of their investigations into such issues as food sustainability, plant species preservation, and media strategies for the animal rights movement.

A prominent theme of the seminar was the representation of identity, personal experience, and transformational role-play in such areas as the transmission and socialisation of fears and phobias, body image, the use of personas and masking in portrait photography, fetishism and the intriguing world of historical re-enactments in contemporary Melbourne. A further focus was Neo-Abstractionism in art photography and video, an interest that seems to be gaining momentum, notwithstanding the diversity of approaches described in such contexts as the representation of personal experience, portraiture and the visualisation of music in art.

Adding to the diversity of themes, and providing an uplifting end to the day, was a fascinating survey of the cultural and religious traditions of charity in Western and Middle-Eastern societies and the visual representations these have engendered. These semester-long research projects promise to deepen, enrich, and give further impetus to the Pathway students’ creative visual projects, which will be reaching completion in the coming weeks.

Amber McCaig, Still Life

Jessica Meyerink, still from untitled video