Murdoch University photography students have been given centre stage at Northbridge Piazza and Forrest Place to exhibit a diverse range of photography from fashion and still life to landscape and photojournalism.
The exhibition, which includes work from first, second, and third-years studying a Bachelor of Creative Media majoring in photography, will be on display for six weeks in February and March.
Photography lecturer and curator of the exhibition Dr Talhy Stotzer, said exhibitions like this gave students the chance to demonstrate their skills and gain the recognition they deserve for all the hard work they put in.
“This is such a great opportunity to showcase the wonderful work of our photography students in these busy public spaces,” Dr Stotzer said.
“It’s exciting to see the work projected in such a large format, and it has the potential to reach a bigger number and variety of people than it would in a traditional art gallery.”
Photography is an immediate and powerful communication tool that can often pose more questions than answers, and generate interest in the process and end result.
Third-year student Abby Marshall used a range of studio and editing techniques in her fashion photography to examine and challenge beauty standards, while first-year Beck Glasgow’s gritty war images question the link between photographic truth and fiction.
With everyone these days owning a phone or device that can capture moments in time, a photographer must ensure their work stands out and grabs attention straight away.
During their studies, Murdoch photography students examine various works and techniques to learn both the technical and theoretical aspects of the craft in order to communicate effectively for commercial, artistic, or editorial purposes.
Dr Stotzer said being able to practice these skills in the real world was critical to future success.
“Our students have the opportunity to work on real-world projects. They also have the ability to combine specialisations and do double majors in screen, sound, graphic design, games art design and communications,” she said.
Date: 21 Feb – 31 March 2023
The Northbridge Piazza Super Screen: 8 pm
Forrest Place Screen: 9pm + 12am-3am
The exhibition is 30mins in total and each screening is set to loop twice (so will run for 1 hour).
Photo by Isaac Cable
Photo by Anita Richards
Photo by Julius Santiago
Photo by Krystal Roworth
Photo by Abby Marshall
Photo by Janak Ranasinghe
Photo by Brendan Arto
Photo by Craig Duncan
Photo by Bianca Van der Hoef
Photo by Beck Glasgow