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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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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PSC senior fellow Michael Coyne met up with Chris Hopkins, a prolific photojournalist and PSC graduate who is currently part of the Getty Images team servicing Fairfax Media in Australia. Chris’ images have featured in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, The Guardian, The Global Mail, AFR Magazine and The Weekly Review magazine. His written work has featured in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The New Daily.
Five students from the 2014 Photojournalism Major class have been selected by Picture Editor Leigh Henningham for summer internships at The Age.