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PHOTO GRADUATION 2012 SQIT

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The 2012 SQIT Photoimaging Graduation event took place on November 26 in the college theatre. Around 80 family, friends and local photography identities attended the two-hour event. The Graduation is a student project overseen by teacher Rachel Susa and her first year students and is a mix of celebration, reflection and fun. Each year a guest speaker provides an insight into the photographic industry – this year David Seeto addressed the audience with his life experiences in photography. His early film-based work with complex sets, large format film and tricky lighting situations made the students thankful for the ability they have to use digital techniques and Adobe Photoshop to assemble images now – easily. David discussed his documentary work over many years  with outback legend R. M. Williams.

The SQIT Photoimaging Graduation 2012

David Seeto presents the keynote address

At the Graduation event the SQIT Photoimaging Awards are announced. This year’s Syd Owen Graduating Student of the Year is Abby Dennien. Her award recognises the significant contribution made by Syd Owen Senior in the formation of the Institute of Australian Photography (now the AIPP) in the 1960s and his support of professional photography in this country. As part of her award Abby has the opportunity to gain extra experience as a part-time employee of Owen Studios for the next 6 months The Photobook of the year was awarded to Christine Ivanov for a book about night travel along local highways.

Raymond Keyworth from Owens Studios with Abby Dennien and Doug   PHOTO: Alison Ahlhaus

The Graduating students take the stage at the end of the night and a celebration poster is unveiled which features a portrait of the students and teachers. Then it’s all over — until next year!

Certificate IV in Photoimaging Graduation Group  PHOTO: Alison Ahlhaus

The 2012 Student Board

The 2012 Student Board

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Written by Cooper+Spowart

November 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm

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  1. Well done. Another year of great achievements for students and the Photo Imaging staff. So much hard work. The students will take through life these great skills and values you have instilled in them. Enjoy your break maybe with a bottle of Moet 🙂

    janramsay1963

    December 1, 2012 at 1:30 am


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