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ALUMNI NEWS | Chris Hopkins is awarded the Nikon/Walkley Award for his Photographic Essay

Posted by Social Media on 05/12/2018 3:39:00 PM

"The main purpose of my work is to bring human rights issues to the forefront of public awareness with the long-term intent of changing governmental policy. I find that as a photojournalist I am perfectly placed to do this by telling the stories of those that otherwise wouldn’t have been seen or heard." 
- Chris Hopkins

Photograph by Chris Hopkins © 2018 for SBS Online 

Firstly, congratulations from all of us at PSC on your recent award and your amazing career to date!
Thank-you!


Can you tell us about the 'Nikon/Walkley Photographic Essay Award' and how it came about? Do you enter every year?
I enter most years and won a Walkley slideshow in 2012 but this is the first time I have won one of the major awards. I was commissioned by SBS in June to work with the small Rohingyan community living in Melbourne. In particularly we were following Yunus' story as he resolved to find a place in Australia whilst helping his family who were still in the camps in Bangladesh. Yunus left the violence in Burma a few years back, so not only was he living an uncertain future as an asylum seeker, he had to deal with the unknown of what was happening to his family last year (during the genocide) from afar.

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Alumni-Sean McDonald left his desk job to study what he loved!

Posted by Social Media on 28/11/2018 10:15:08 AM

"Every day I get up and do something I love which is pretty amazing."

Sean McDonald decided to study photography part time just to learn the basics. 10 years on he now runs a rocking portrait /wedding/commercial /documentary photography business in Melbourne ! 

Did you have a career change? If so what were you doing prior to photography?

Sure did! I went from working in a marketing team at a big corporate company, doing 10 hour days while sitting at the same desk every day. Now I work all sorts of strange hours but it’s for myself and I love it. Very different lifestyle! 

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FRESH 18 -Exhibition Success for the Advanced Diploma Art Major Graduates

Posted by Social Media on 26/11/2018 5:38:00 PM

"The opening night for Fresh 18 bought together the varied work from the Art Major class all in one place. From the emotionally charged portraits on silk by Susan Humphries to the large photo mosaic house by Peter Riordan.

With about 300 people coming through the door to see the work, there was lots of compliments, many laughs, great speeches and a lot of chatter. Overall the perfect end to the year. "

Jacalyn Mann | Exhibiting student at Fresh


Photo: Susan Humphries and Peter Riordon with their photographic installations.

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Topics: Exhibitions

IN LIGHT- EXHIBITION OPENING HIGHLIGHTS at THE CCP

Posted by Social Media on 21/11/2018 5:41:00 PM

There's still time to check out our Bachelor of Photography Graduate Exhibition
'In Light '
at the  Centre for Contemporary Photography

The opening night was a huge success, attended by family, friends, the photographic industry and the PSC community.
A great way to celebrate the end of an era and the beginning of an exciting new one for our Photography Graduates!

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Graduating students from the Fine Art, Photojournalism and Commercial Majors
CONGRATULATIONS!
Here are some highlights from the show...

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       Photo : Jim Davison – Chair, Higher Education Council, Robin Williams - Chair, PSC Academic Board & Member of PSC Higher Education Council, Gigi Williams-Professional Photographer, Julie Moss- Managing Director and Daniel Boetker-Smith-Higher Education Course Director.

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Topics: Exhibitions, Highlight

Part Time Courses 2019... Give a gift to last a lifetime!

Posted by Mandarine Montgomery on 20/11/2018 11:19:31 AM

 

Q. How is it that people can photograph an ordinary scene and make it look extraordinary?

A. Well it's not about having the most expensive gear. It's about having the skills, knowledge and creativity to see things differently and produce eye catching and expressive images that make people stop and take notice!

Joining a Part Time Photography Course at PSC is a great way to improve your camera skills. You will learn to create images you can be proud of and impress everyone around you whether family, friends or potential employers! (We won't tell your boss you are looking for a career change)

You'll get mountains of useful feedback from your tutors who are expert industry professionals. 

You will feel really supported in a fun and friendly learning environment welcoming all ages and skill levels.

Join one of our last

Part Time Course Info Sessions

for 2018 and enjoy:

EARLY BIRD FEE DISCOUNTS including great savings at the event

# A special Info Session Door Prize to inspire your creativity

# Meet staff and students and ask them the tough questions

# View our student work and take a tour of the college

# Take home goody bag

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Kaitlyn Church - Why she chose to study Photography over Law

Posted by Social Media on 19/11/2018 5:16:00 PM

"The sense of community is just awesome. Everyone knows everyone and they are all really supportive and encouraging. It’s unlike anything I've ever experienced elsewhere"

We sat down with Final Year Bachelor student Kaitlyn Church, to ask her why she chose to study Photography over Law?

Was photography the only thing you were considering to study? Or did you have other things in mind?

It was a toss up between law and photography for me. Although I'm still very interested in law and politics, I decided to follow my passion for photography. I don’t regret my decision, I think it’s the best decision I’ve made.

What made you decide to choose photography?

 For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed taking photos. I used to always ‘borrow' my Dad's cameras. It was just something I always did. When I was in high school I used photography as a means of relaxation. But in my later years of high school I became  more and more passionate about the medium. I don’t remember exactly what the reason was that made me change from Law to Photography . But I’m glad I did.

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Topics: Latest Blogs

'IN LIGHT'- Bachelor Of Photography Graduate Exhibition  2018

Posted by Social Media on 07/11/2018 9:41:16 AM
PSC PRESENTS THE BACHELOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GRADUATE EXHIBITION

'IN LIGHT'


CCP | 404 George St, Fitzroy | 17-25 November | Wed-Fri 11am-5pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm
 
 
Graduating students from the Fine Art, Photojournalism and Commercial Majors at Photography Studies College present highlights from their final year of study.
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Topics: Event, Exhibitions, Students

Fresh 18 Photography Exhibition

Posted by Social Media on 31/10/2018 5:15:00 PM
PSC IS PROUD TO PRESENT FRESH 18
This exhibition represents the culmination of four years of study at PSC, for nine students who will complete their Advanced Diploma of Photography, with an Art Major.
Yarra Sculpture Gallery | 117 Vere, st Abbotsford | 17 November -2 December 2018 | 11am-4pm
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Topics: Event, Exhibitions, Students

David Rosetzky - National Portrait Gallery's 20/20 Exhibition

Posted by Social Media on 29/10/2018 5:45:00 PM

"For my portrait of Jessica Mauboy, I wanted to create an image that would convey her depth of character, confidence and energy as a performer."

Photographic Artist and PSC Lecturer David Rosetzky is just one of the featured artists in the exciting new 20/20 Exhibition on show at The Portrait Gallery in Canberra.
David was paired with the talented Australian singer, songwriter, and actor Jessica Mauboy. 

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Topics: In the Press

Alumni, Rochelle Hansen has found her passion and purpose

Posted by Social Media on 27/10/2018 5:45:00 PM

 "I am proud to have used photography to create even a small bit of happiness in someone’s life."

We recently caught up with PSC Alumni, Rochelle Hansen who is using her documentary photography to help communities in remote places.

You graduated from PSC in 2016?

Yes, I graduated in 2016 from the Bachelor of Photography.

What inspired you to study photography in the first place?

I was first exposed to photography at high school. I attended Bendigo Senior Secondary College which had an incredible art/ photography course and after my first photography class I knew that it was all I wanted to do.

Why did you choose to study at PSC ?

I went to visit a few different photography universities, however, PSC really suited my personality. It was intimate with small classes, which allowed me the chance to work closely with teachers. This isn’t common in other universities. I decided that PSC was the only uni I wanted to go too, so I  only applied here - luckily I got in!

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