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International Photography Tour to Japan September 2018

Posted by Jim on 28/02/2018 6:00:00 PM

It seems that everyone is running ‘photography tours’ to some exotic part of the world!

Given the capacity of relatively light, modern cameras to be transported across the world without exceeding an airline’s restrictive cabin baggage limits, students of photography can readily create a personal narratives of people and places they have visited and the culture of the communities they engage. 

So why travel to Japan with PSC? 


PSC International Photography Tours 

PSC first ran its first photography tour to China in 1986, Egypt and Israel in 1987 and followed this with tours to countries as diverse as Turkey and Vietnam. A subsequent planned tour to Mongolia was cancelled following the SARS epidemic in 2003!


It was not until 2016 that PSC again decided to offer a photography tour to interested photographers, students and enthusiasts. We commenced with Iran a country about which there are many preconceptions and very little practical engagement. The small group was led by our Senior Fellow Michael Coyne, the distinguished Australian photojournalist who worked extensively in Iran, and our Bachelor of Photography Convenor for the Art Major Hoda Afshar, an Iranian photographer. 


Image: Jim Davidson

 The tour was such a success that we again took a second group to Iran in 2017 with the support of Tayebeh Fakhr, a graduate of PSC and a frequent traveller to her country of birth.


Image: Tayebeh Fakhr 

Japan 2018

 Now in September 2018, PSC together with our partners Wandering the World and Travel Counsellors is offering a photographic tour to Japan, commencing in Kansai region, the cultural and historic heart of Japan that includes Nara, Kyoto and Osaka. Also, we visit Shikoku Island, Hiroshima and Miyajima. 

Why Japan?

PSC has a long-standing relationship with Japan, having educated a number of Japanese students , held exhibitions of Australian student work in Tokyo in 2009, formed a partnership with the Osaka based Ueda College of Fashion to collaborate with the College’s planned fashion photography degree, and working on a joint student exhibition with the Japan Institute of Photography and Film (Shasen) , with the support of Melbourne and Osaka City Councils.

The tour will again be led by Michael Coyne, together with Steph Doran, our Japanese speaking Graduate, commercial photographer and PSC’s Japan based liaison officer. See their biographies at 

If you would like to know more about our tour or join us just click on this link:

Or join us at PSC for our Information Evening, Thursday 15 March 6.30-8.30

 Register for the Information Night

Happy travels!


Topics: PSC graduate, Tokyo photography, Travel Photography, Event, photography, Rakuto Makino, steph doran, International Photography Tours

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