PSC's final year Advanced Diploma student Neen Magro left school in year 11 and became a mum at 19. Over the past four years, she has been putting her life goals first by studying photography part time. Constantly inspired by flowers, Neen is preparing to exhibit her latest floral-themed work at Fresh 19 – a graduate group show at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery this month. She tells us about experimenting with flower photography including shooting in her swimming pool, and her four-year journey studying with us.
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Last Friday PSC's Advanced Diploma Art Major students (aka Fresh 19) hosted an auction featuring some of Melbourne's prominent photographers including Rone, John Gollings and Samantha Everton. Held at the college's pop up gallery in Southbank, the event raised money for their upcoming end of year exhibition. Susan Brunialti, one of the student organisers, tells us how much they raised, which print got the highest bid and how they exceed their fundraising target.
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PSC's Master of Arts - Photography Convenor Dr. Kristian Häggblom was one of 15 emerging curators from around the world invited to the In Focus Curator Forum by the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Each participant had to present on a timely topic over the four-day event. The final day culminated in portfolio reviews given to selected photographers. Kristian gives us insights into the key issues discussed, his presentation on exhibiting photography in alternative spaces – and his own BIFB exhibit 'Aokigahara Jukai' which documents a forest at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Japan over nearly two decades.
PSC's tutor Jessica Ledwich's latest photography exhibition is a reminder that women's desire is complex, powerful and very much alive! So why are we still uncomfortable with female sexuality, and is it invisible in contemporary society? Jessica investigates this in relation to the camera in her show 'Our Desires Are Not Our Own'. It's listed in the 'Top 5 Exhibitions To See This Week' by Art Guide Australia.
Hailing from the Faroe Islands, where studying photography is literally not an option, PSC student Rani Joensen, is studying what he loves in Melbourne. Now in his second year, he's excited about experimenting with photography genres other than landscape, and feels like he really fits in among his college community of photographers.
Opening Thursday 15th August 6-8pm
You are invited to join us on Thursday 15 August at 6pm for the opening of Exhibitionism: Contemporary Fashion Photography at Library at the Dock Gallery, Docklands.
This exciting photography exhibition – staged in conjunction with the City of Melbourne and Melbourne Fashion Week profiles students, graduates and lecturers of Photography Studies College working in contemporary fashion.
The selection provides a snapshot of Melbourne's current and future fashion photography leaders and explores emergent and experimental styles and voices.
Photo credit: Jules Perrenot
Free entry| Library at the Dock, Docklands | Exhibition closes: 5 September
PSC student Louise Chen is using her photography skills to help save Victoria's forests. She works for the Wilderness Society and documents the damage caused by logging. Louise talks about her activist role but also night street photography, documenting our local community, and her Southbank group exhibition.
Successful Melbourne fashion photographer and PSC graduate Liane Hurvitz gives her top real world tips on how to make it in the industry, how she made the transition from student to professional and why she is excited to be on our 'Get Industry Ready' panel at our upcoming Open Day (Sunday 4 August). Watch the video now.