IMSS Presents Documentary Photographer Isabella Moore.

Posted by Social Media on 06/07/2018 11:30:00 AM

Monday 30 July 2018 6-7.30pm

Photography Studies College (Melbourne) is proud to present documentary photographer Isabella Moore for our 46th Image Makers Seminar!

Isabella Moore is an Australian/Peruvian documentary photographer based in Sydney, she independently researches and captures her own stories using both analogue and digital photo mediums. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian UK, The Observer Magazine, Svenska Dagbladet, The Internationalist, YEN Magazine, Frankie, OYSTER, Dazed Digital and VICE. Isabella is interested in exploring her observations of contemporary Australian society, the way in which it is formed and how it continues to evolve. Commonly addressed themes are gender, identity and culture. Isabella was recentlyawarded a 'Highly Commended' for her finalist photograph 'Significance of Ceremony' in the Moran Prize, 2018.

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Best Equipment To Travel With

Posted by Michael Coyne on 03/07/2018 6:10:00 PM

I was recently on the road for two months, flitting from country to country. Sounds good doesn’t it! But I was working; this was no holiday.

Travelling on a trip like this takes a lot of preparation, organization and research. Not only do you have to think about where you are going to stay but also how to travel to places that are some distance from the cities. Often there are language and cultural challenges that also have to be taken into consideration. Sometimes, of course, cross-cultural moments can be interesting, even a little curious. In our Turkish village the afternoon call to prayer from the local mosque seemed to coincide with the playing of a Verdi opera by our hotel proprietor. Oh well, it is said that Turkey is the crossroads between Europe and Asia after all.

Of course, from a photographer’s perspective there is the issue of how much and what equipment you should you travel with. As a young man I assisted a National Geographic photographer who travelled with a suitcase full of film. This caused no end of issues when going through customs and x-ray machines. I have also had problems in the past with custom officers who when confronted with my boxes and bags of equipment, demanded a briefcase full of money as a “deposit”, but with no receipt.

No longer am I travelling with suitcases full of film. That approach, along with its issues, has been replaced with all the paraphernalia that feeds the digital capturing world.  I take a laptop so I can download the images and video footage every night. The images are then transferred across to two spare hard drives. Nothing is deleted from the memory cards until the images/videos are in at least two places.

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OPEN DAY AT PSC

Posted by Jim Davidson on 27/06/2018 1:14:30 PM

Open Day - Sunday 5 August 2018, 10am - 4pm

Come along and explore our creative campus

  • Find out about our range of courses
  • Tour our specialised facilities
  • Take a look at our student exhibition
  • Experience the action of studio shoot
  • Talk to current students, graduates and teaching staff
  • Find out how to apply and discuss the interview

PSC is located in the heart of the Melbourne's Arts precinct, Southbank. We are within walking distance of the city centre and close to public transport.

Our program will be announced soon!

REGISTER FOR OPEN DAY

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TSUKA' - curated by PSC’s Dr.Kristian Haggblom at the Centre for Contemporary Photography

Posted by Social Media on 20/06/2018 4:50:32 PM
 
Tsuka: An Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Photography 
Curator: Dr. Kristian Häggblom
Gallery: Centre for Contemporary Photography
Dates: June 8th - July 15th
 
Out the back of Ueno Park and beside the pond, one can find a stone monolith, a ‘tsuka’ for sewing needles. The monument was donated and erected by local seamstresses’ to commemorate sewing needles they have worn out and hence discarded. ‘Tsuka’ is an ancient and complex Japanese term that has several meanings. Its simplest and most commonly used makes reference to a mound or hill, a pile of dirt. This mound of heaped earth is not a natural formation, but rather created through human intervention. These physical pilings are usually associated with burial and entombment, for the purposes of worship and/or mourning. Another more complex layer to this term refers to the mound as an ‘atonement tombstone’ for animals or objects that humans have thrown away or treated harshly often for their own purposes. These ‘tsuka’ sites scatter the landscape of Japan and act as physical totems and metaphoric signifiers for empathy, alleviation and possible subsequent atonement. ‘Tsuka’ therefore act as a milestone between ‘this world’ and ‘the after world’ a physical space to project invisible human aspirations, hopes and guilt. 
Tsuka is an exhibition of contemporary Japanese photography and a selection of associated photobooks. The project uses these ‘tsuka’ monuments as the starting point for visual suka  is an exhibition of contemporary Japanese photography and a selection of associated photobooks  investigations by a selection of artists that work with still and moving photography and the photobook. The artists in this project make both literal and lateral responses to the notion of ‘tsuka’, ultimately addressing the question: is the act of taking, making and exhibiting photographs, a form of ‘tsuka’ in its own right?
 
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Congratulations to Part Time Student Luke David!

Posted by Mandarine Montgomery on 18/06/2018 4:45:33 PM

Part Time PSC student, Luke David has made it into the latest issue of Capture Magazine’s Top 20 Emerging, Australian Photographers, 2018 in the Travel Category! Luke is currently in his first year at PSC and is studying the 40 week Pro Photography Certificate. 

We sat down with Luke to ask him what has helped contribute to his success.

Congratulations Luke! You are fairly new to photography so what inspired you to take it up?

"Thanks. What inspired me to take up photography was actually travelling. I try to go overseas every year and was taking hundreds of the usual tourist point and shoot, snap shots. I work in retail and there was a really great camera on sale a few years ago that I bought with the idea to take some “proper shots”. I went to the USA the next year and shot everything on auto. Some images worked, some didn’t, but I was getting really inspired just the same. Then before a trip to Japan, I decided “RIGHT! I am going to learn how to use this camera" So I downloaded all the info, read all the blogs and watched all the videos and when I started taking shots in Japan, I started to really love it. I put some images into a few competitions and they did well. I got really excited about creating images and wanted to learn more and more."

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MA Student Thorsteinn Cameron Exhibits in Iceland

Posted by Social Media on 07/06/2018 3:00:30 PM

Current Master Of Arts-Photography student, Thorsteinn Cameron has returned to Iceland for a short visit to exhibit at the RamSkram Gallery of Contemporary Photography in Reykjavík. The exhibition and book launch titled 'Lines for these lands' opened this week and continues until the 8 July 2018.

Peter Hatzipavlis from The PrintShop@PSC had been working alongside Thorsteinn during the last month preparing the prints for the exhibition.

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What is Photojournalism?

Posted by Michael Coyne on 06/06/2018 4:38:49 PM

Photojournalism is, as the name suggests, photographic reportage. It is the visual reporting of current events for publication in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet. It is about telling a story with one image or a series of photographs, usually accompanied by text. The photographer’s brief: the photograph(s) must capture and reflect a person, place or event as presented. Photojournalists must take responsibility for conveying the subject matter of their images factually.

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Sam Forsyth-Gray's First Solo Exhibition in Perth.

Posted by Vicki Bell on 31/05/2018 8:45:00 AM

Exciting times for PSC 2017 graduate Sam Forsyth-Gray with the opening of his first solo exhibition at the Perth Centre for Photography on the 31st May 2018. The exhibition titled 'On the Sea Stands a Rock'evolved from Sam's final year folio while undertaking his Bachelor of Photography degree.

Sam says of his work "My own photographs respond to found imagery, running throughout the series, creating a varied and experimental flow of works that seek to address and define my interpretation of the photographic object. Unravelling stories from these collections has allowed me to not only explore my own family history, but to look at ideas of lost memory and the lack of identity that comes with these abandoned family albums."

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Diversity In Photojournalism is Important

Posted by Michael Coyne on 25/05/2018 11:39:08 AM

 

On a recent assignment in Asia I shot still images, produced video clips and recorded sound bites from the location to be used as a soundscape for a sequence of images.

Technology has rapidly changed the way we think and work as photojournalists. To continue working in this genre many photojournalists have diversified, added extra skills and become multimedia experts. They have learnt to shoot videos, acquired interview skills and been taught how to write articles. All of this helps the photographer to have more control over projects and offer extra value to a media organisation. After all, when you pitch for an assignment you need to offer something that sets you apart from your competitors.

A number of photojournalists and documentary photographers are struggling to earn a decent living and yet they are still not willing to embrace the changes happening around them.

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Topics: documentary photography, bachelor degree, Mentoring, Dr Michael Coyne, Photojournalist, Photography expeditions

PSC Rated Number 1 in National Student Survey

Posted by Daniel Boetker-Smith on 18/05/2018 1:58:38 PM

It's official! PSC has been rated in the top three higher education institutions in Australia for ‘Overall Quality of Educational Experience’, and No.1 amongst visual arts institutions!  

PSC has just been acknowledged by the Australian Government’s Student Experience Survey (www.qilt.edu.au) as one of the national leaders in higher education. This detailed annual survey asks students to rate and comment on their College/University experience across multiple categories like ‘Teaching Quality’, ‘Learning Resources’, ‘Skills Development’ ‘Student Support’ and more.
 
The survey report just released hails PSC as a ‘site of best practice in the student experience which other institutions may learn from’!
 
PSC Managing Director Julie Moss said: “I am so proud of our talented staff who are all so committed to creating the best experience for our students. Students are rightly very discerning about their education. They know what works for them and what they need in order to have a high quality educational experience. Our students have spoken and given us the highest possible endorsement!”
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Topics: bachelor of photography, Open Day, qilt, Award winning Photographer, James Bugg

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