Former acrobat and PSC graduate Aaron Walker has found his niche in photographing the body and movement. He experiments with complex rigging and lighting mixed with high-end fashion. His work shows the body as almost super human but also fragile. Read about why he changed career from aerial acrobatics coach to professional photographer, how he grew his business while studying, and how he did some of his most physically demanding and emotionally sensitive shoots.
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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.
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Confronting and visceral is one way to describe visual artist and Photography Studies College graduate Sophie Gabrielle's haunting series (currently on exhibition via Foam gallery in New York and featured in Foam magazine). While her body of work may tug on our fears of being human lab rats, she says it was all part of her healing process . We talk to Sophie about her experimental work, artist residency in Iceland and how PSC helped nurture her award-winning artistic sensibilities.
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"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.
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!
Graduating students from the Fine Art, Photojournalism and Commercial Majors
Here are some highlights from the show...
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.
PSC PRESENTS THE BACHELOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GRADUATE EXHIBITION
CCP | 404 George St, Fitzroy | 17-25 November | Wed-Fri 11am-5pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm
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.
This week saw the special opening of the Faces Of Melbourne Faces of Osaka student, photography exhibition in Osaka and in Melbourne. The exhibition features 20 photographs by PSC students and 20 photographs by students of Shasen (the Japan Institute of Photography and Film) in Osaka, making a total of 40 photographs to celebrate the 40 year alliance of the two sister cities!
PSC has been very proud to have taken part in this exhibition and we wish to congratulate the Shasen and PSC students on their wonderful photography. The Melbourne opening at the 'Library at the Dock’ in Docklands was a testimony to the special relationship we have with Shasen, the City of Osaka and the City of Melbourne.
‘City of Melbourne + City of Osaka, 40 year Sister City celebration photography exhibition opening on 12 September at the Docklands Library Gallery. All welcome’.
This exhibition is the outcome of an International multi-faceted joint venture between Melbourne City Council and the Osaka City Government and between the two photography colleges, PSC in Melbourne and Shasen (The Japan Institute of Photography and Film) in Osaka. It will run at the Melbourne Docklands City Library Gallery from September 12 until October 4, 2018.
PSC celebrates another outstanding year of student success at The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) Victorian Awards 2018.
Each year our final year students from the Bachelor Degree and the part time Advanced Diploma take part in the professional photography, industry awards.The work is submitted as matted prints and are judged anonymously. There are 5 experienced judges that hold a Masters Of Photography status from the AIPP or higher. Each image is submitted into a specific category such as Portrait, Landscape, Illustrative, Commercial, Documentary, Family to name a few. Each category has a specific set of rules and regulations.
Being a print award, the printing is as important as the image itself, fortunately we have Peter Hadzipavlis our resident print master at the Print Shop@PSC who printed the majority of the awards. Having his expertise is not only an education for the students but a valued and important collaboration between the artist and the printer, which will prove invaluable to all the students moving forward.
An example of some of the judging criteria is 'image impact', 'creativity & style', 'composition', 'technical excellence', 'lighting', 'photographic excellence', 'story telling' and more The 5 judges give a score out of 100 and each of the scores are then averaged to a final score. The awarded score range starts from 80, an 80-84 is a silver award, 85-89 a silver with distinction, 90-94 a gold award (these are far and few between) and a 96-100 is a grand Gold with Distinction, a rarity!