This month Photography Studies College is abuzz with many students and graduates posting about their recent accolades from Capture Magazine's Australia's Top Emerging Photographers list. In the Student Category one of our first year's won the top award (and her image graced the cover), and two more students were listed in the Top 10. A PSC graduate made the top 20 in the Portraits Category, and a PSC tutor who is also a past graduate took out 9th place in the Art Category. And many others have been Highly Commended in various categories of photography. We talk to a few of these rising stars about their award-winning work – and along the way discover why PSC students have an edge of others.
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Our recent Anzac Day 2019 workshop helmed by highly acclaimed documentary photographers Michael Coyne and David Callow produced some poignant and memorable images with students.
Photojournalist and Photography Studies College graduate Darrian Traynor spent the last three years in Gaza, Jordan and Lebanon documenting the lives of displaced post war communities. His latest exhibition 'Occupation Displacement' tells the stories of people who have fallen between the cracks. Darrian talks about his work, why being a photojournalist is never just a job and how Photography Studies College's mentor program was his window into the industry.
Topics: bachelor of photography, documentary photography, photographers, PSC graduate, Sun Studios, Travel Photography, industry partnership, Graduate Exhibition, Photojournalist, Exhibitions, Latest Blogs, In the Press
Left injured from a work accident and disenchanted by the job market during her gap year, Amy Wendel, took control of her future by joining the Bachelor of Photography mid year intake at Photography Studies College. The self-professed country girl tell us why she hasn't looked back since, what inspires her photography, and how PSC gave her self-confidence.
Topics: bachelor of photography
Mother of three, Kim Nguyen, put her love of photography on hold to raise a family. Now that her children are at school, she is pursuing her life's dream by studying an Advanced Diploma in Photography at Photography Studies College. Read about her journey from amateur to professional, why she thinks gold fish are underrated and how Photography Studies College helped her tap into a creative side she never knew she had.
Topics: Latest Blogs
"I liked that it was a small community and photography focused, that was a huge plus. Most of all knowing it was not ATAR score based really took the pressure off me. It suited my way of learning and achieving."
Monica Wilmott is full of passion and enthusiam for photography. We checked in to see how she is doing and reflect on the past few years as a student at PSC.
Had you always wanted to study photography?
I’ve always had a keen interest in photography. When I was 5 years old I got my very first camera and loved experimenting. At 16 I had an awesome opportunity with my Scouts Club to document a 3-week long trip to Adelaide. It was a fun paparazzi project, we had to meet an assignment brief that was given to us by the club and the results were eventually published in the Scouts Newsletter. The big buzz was seeing my images featured in the newsletter with my name on it! I really enjoyed the entire experience and most of all having my work out there for all to see. From then on, I knew what I wanted to study photography.
So was photography all you were considering in year 12?
Well my school wasn't as supportive as I hoped. I knew I wanted to do photography regardless of the lack of encouragement from my careers teacher who was guiding me into more academic areas of study and that just wasn't me.
There were times I just looked at what was happening on the PSC website and I just wanted to go there. I applied through VTAC and the relief was knowing it wasn't ATAR score based and that took the pressure off me.
Today we are sitting down with second year Bachelor of Photography student Alex Mclaren to hear about his experience of the Obscura Festival of Photography and what he learned from such a unique festival.