ComparED is a new government website providing prospective students with relevant and transparent information about Australian higher education institutions from the perspective of current students and recent graduates. Photography Studies College achieved the highest rating in Photography nationally by the Australian Government Department of Education funded organisation. Read about how to easily navigate through this useful resource below, and the categories where PSC topped other tertiary institutions across the nation.
Martika Shakoor, PSC Advanced Diploma student, talks about her experience with the PSC/Amnesty International Australia Photographers Network. She is a second-generation Afghan who is specialising in photojournalism and documentary photography. Along with her keen interest in human rights, she was an ideal candidate to be trained by Amnesty International as a volunteer photographer, given photographic briefs and accompany active campaigners to document events. Continuing this year, this initiative aims to provide PSC students with new opportunities to gain experience as working photographers and extend their network.
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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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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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"For my portrait of Jessica Mauboy, I wanted to create an image that would convey her depth of character, confidence and energy as a performer."
Photographic Artist and PSC Lecturer David Rosetzky is just one of the featured artists in the exciting new 20/20 Exhibition on show at The Portrait Gallery in Canberra.
David was paired with the talented Australian singer, songwriter, and actor Jessica Mauboy.
Topics: In the Press
PSC Lecturer Hoda Afshar has won the $30,000 William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize for her photograph ‘Portrait of Behrouz Boochani, Manus Island’ (2018). Hoda’s winning image was printed at PSC’s Print Shop by Peter Hatzipavlis.
Topics: In the Press
Congratulations to PSC Graduate Sophie Gabrielle – just announced as a finalist in the Lens Culture ‘Art Photography Awards’ (USA).
An international panel of judges selected 38 photographers from 18 countries from thousands of entries for these significant global awards.
Sophie’s series is titled ‘Worry for the fruit the Birds won’t eat’
Sophie a PSC graduate from 2015 majored in Art Photography and has since been making her mark internationally. Sophie has exhibited across the globe and is currently preparing for an arts residency at Gulikstan in Iceland. To see more of her creative work and bio visit Sophie Gabrielle Photo.
Topics: In the Press
What's the bigger mess, this image or World Press Photo asks Kenneth Jarecke, see his article in 'Medium'.
'Has photojournalism lost its moral compass, or does it even have one to lose?
Please understand, that I’m writing from my own perspective here and I don’t see myself as a self-appointed spokesperson for the industry. The words here are simply my opinion. Take them or leave them as you will.
It’s an important question to ask, and a complicated one to answer. Does this business have a moral compass, and if so, where has it gone?'
Topics: In the Press
This weekend saw the conclusion of the World Press Photo Awards 2018 held on 13-14 April at Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.
The winning image of ‘the burning man’ (above) taken by Ronaldo Schemidt from Venezuela as part of a series of images documenting the Venezuela Crisis of 2017 was a popular choice. Ronaldo, who works for Agence France-Presse, is based in Mexico. During his presentation and panel discussion at WPP with his fellow Venezuela based AFP photographer Juan Barreto, he presented images of the lead up to the events documented in his winning image, and spoke of the risks to the photographer placed in an undeclared ‘civil war’. The victim suffered 70% burns to his body and remains alive and hidden in his home country.
As part of the 40 years Sister City Relationship between Melbourne City Council and Osaka City Council an Australian delegation visited Osaka last week. One of the highlights organized by Osaka City Council was the Osaka Food and Tourism seminar which explored opportunities for Osaka based on Melbourne’s great success in this area.Photography Studies College's Osaka-based Japan- Australia Educational Liaison Officer, Steph Doran was one of four guest presenters at the seminar. Her presentation, delivered in Japanese, featured photographs of Osaka and Melbourne, including her own and a number shot by PSC students. She highlighted the food and coffee culture of both cities, their similarities and differences. Her lively presentation was enthusiastically received by a predominantly Japanese audience drawing on her knowledge of the great food culture of both cities.
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