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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One Piece Of Advice

Posted by Peter Hatzipavlis on 11/09/2017 3:07:10 PM

Indispensable pointers and advice from women photojournalists who’ve seen and done it all

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Reuters launches grant program to develop the next generation of photojournalists

Posted by Peter Hatzipavlis on 11/09/2017 3:03:17 PM

This week, at the Visa pour l‘Image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France, Reuters is launching a grant program which seeks to recruit and develop a diverse new generation of photojournalists to tell original human stories from around the world.

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Look Inside The New Yorker’s Photo Department

Posted by Peter Hatzipavlis on 11/09/2017 2:58:59 PM

Genevieve Fussell, senior photo editor for the prestigious New Yorker Magazine, discusses what she looks for when assigning photographers. 

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Not For the Faint of Heart: Views from a Freelancer

Posted by Peter Hatzipavlis on 11/09/2017 2:55:00 PM

In this interview, Pete Muller talks about what it takes to be a dedicated photojournalist in todays working environment.

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Stepping Back: The Art of Seeing

Posted by Peter Hatzipavlis on 11/09/2017 9:40:05 AM

A long-time, highly decorated Iranian photojournalist finds fresh inspiration for his work with a simple new tool—the phone in his pocket. Vibrant mobile photography from across the world.

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"SEE" THEM...FACES OF MOSUL

Posted by Peter Hatzipavlis on 11/09/2017 9:35:58 AM

A collection of images of the faces of a fierce conflict with ISIS in Mosul. Wounded and weak, most who survived now face an uncertain future in the limbo of IDP camps. Shattered lives, lost loved ones and escape from the rubble of collapsed homes and the evil of ISIS doctrine, leaves scars of emotional trauma even more difficult to heal. The war in Mosul is over, but the humanitarian crisis continues.

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The Good Earth: Inner Mongolia

Posted by Peter Hatzipavlis on 11/09/2017 9:30:43 AM

Across an expanse of land larger than Texas and California combined, millennia-old ways of life are under threat by the spread of modernization. Sweeping views on traditional life, from the perspective of a local photographer.

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There is nothing I would rather do than take photographs

Posted by Peter Hatzipavlis on 11/09/2017 9:07:14 AM

David Newell-Smith, who died last month at the age of 80, was part of an explosion of British photojournalistic talent in the early 1960s. Armed with revolutionary new lightweight 35mm cameras and an aesthetic influenced by the great French and American photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Eugene Smith, this generation also benefited from the new colour supplements that were to showcase their work.

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