PSC's Bachelor of Photography and MA Lecturer Hoda Afshar was recently the subject of a feature documentary titled ‘The Eyes Have It’ on ABC TV's award-winning programme Compass. In the episode Hoda discussed her photographic journey from working as a photojournalist in Iran to becoming an award-winning exhibiting artist in some of Australia and the world’s most prestigious galleries and collections. Follow the link to see Hoda discuss her life, work and teaching - including topics such as migration, religion and art.
Watch the full interview here.
'The Eyes Have It' documents Hoda’s experience of migration to Australia and how it has redefined her relationship with Australia, Iran, religion and her art. The episode also charts her journey to Manus Island in 2018 to make work in collaboration with the refugees being held there. Her portrait of author/refugee Behrouz Boochani, made during her time in Manus, won last year's prestigious Bowness Photography Prize.
Everyone at PSC is so proud of Hoda’s achievements, Managing Director Julie Moss said “Hoda is an extraordinary photographer and teacher. She has been an agent for change through her work nationally and internationally, and we are all so glad to have shared a small part of her journey. She is a leader, a passionate teacher and mentor for our students here at Photography Studies College.”