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Media Release | New Western Sydney Courses and Masterclass

Australian Centre for Photography Media Release.
Australian Centre for Photography Media Release


The Australian Centre for Photography is pleased to announce two courses that are to be run in Western Sydney and a new Master class.

Back to Basics with your Digital SLR

The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) in partnership with the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest would like to announce the start of an exciting venture with a Back to Basics with your Digital SLR class to be held at the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest.

An intensive class that covers the basic functions of the Digital SLR camera. Learn the basics and brush up on your camera skills and key aspects of photography including shutterspeed, aperture, ISO and about lenses to create better photographs.

Unleash the photographer from within and be inspired to create and capture special moments in time!

Sun, 25 Nov, 10am–4pm $180
Or  Sun, 2 Dec, 10am–4pm $180
Location: Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest

Master Class with Thomas Mukoya

Reportage and the art of Photojournalism

The ACP in partnership with Australia for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) presents a Master class with renowned Kenyan based Reuters photojournalist Thomas Mukoya. A Reuters photographer since 2004 and President of the Photojournalist’s Association of Kenya (PAK), Thomas has travelled widely across Africa covering breaking news and feature stories from Kenya, Somalia, Congo, Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Comoros, Djibouti, and Malawi. He also covered the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the Walk to Independence in South Sudan and the African Cup of Nations 2012 tournament in Libreville Gabon. Thomas has also worked extensively with humanitarian organisations including MSF, UNICEF, ICRC, UNHCR, and Australia for UNHCR.

In this Master class Thomas explores the multifaceted approaches to photojournalism and help guide you on your own path. Participants will learn what is required of a photojournalist, not just in the field but also when it comes to having work published and how to get your work known.

Developing a personal sensitivity and visual style will be emphasized and Thomas will encourage you to work using your instinct rather than formula. Combining photographic reviews, tips, techniques and dialogue, Thomas will also share his own work and experience as a photojournalist in conflict and crisis areas.  From the emotional and confronting images, to the beautiful and uplifting, reportage provides an invaluable insight into how photojournalism can share, inform and inspire the community.

Sat, 1 Dec, 10am–5pm $495
Location: Australian Centre for Photography


for more information.

IMAGE © Top: Thomas Mukoya


The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) is a national centre of excellence in the exhibition, education and publication of photography. With four decades of experience, it is the longest running contemporary art space in Australia.

Established in 1973, ACP’s exhibitions and publications have played an important role in the development of Australian photography. The ACP has a strong history of supporting emerging artists, with many becoming renowned photographic artists. ACP initiated the first major retrospectives of Max Dupain, Olive Cotton and Mervyn Bishop, and organised exhibitions early in the careers of Bill Henson, Tracey Moffatt, William Yang and Trent Parke. The ACP has also presented works by many acclaimed international photographers.
The Australian Centre for Photography gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the many organisations and individuals that make its programs possible.
For further information, please visit www.acp.org.au


Olivia Whiting
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