Steph Doran graduated from PSC in 2012, receiving her Advanced Diploma as a Commercial Major. Shortly afterwards she was awarded the Emerging Photographer position at Blue Tree Studios, which enabled her to kickstart her career in the fashion industry. She has been working full time until recently as a freelance and portrait photographer, with clients such as BMW and Abercrombie and Kent. Her work has been featured in numerous print and online publications, both locally and internationally.
Steph also has a long- term affinity for Japan and its culture, and she has continuously travelled between Melbourne and Tokyo. Steph is fluent in Japanese and since September 2017 she has been living continuously in Japan.Steph has maintained a close relationship with PSC following her graduation, returning to represent the College at numerous events, as well as mentoring current students. She currently represents PSC in Japan and is helping forge close relationships with Japanese colleges particularly in the Kansai region.
Her passion for teaching also has seen her hosting workshops and formal classes for amateur photographers on weekends, she is looking forward to working with tour participants, particularly those who are looking for a next level of understanding of photography capture, composition and more effective use of their camera.
Michael Coyne has worked on assignments and appeared in magazines such as: National Geographic Magazine, Newsweek, Life, Time, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, German Geo, French Geo, Paris Match, Madame La Figaro, London Observe Magazine, London Independent Magazine, Travel Holiday, and Vogue.
He is a Senior Fellow at PSC where he lectures students interested in photojournalism and documentary photography.
He has had a number of successful books published of his work including: Numurkah Lakes & Roses, Second Spring – The Regeneration of the Jesuits, The Oz Factor, A World of Australians, Contemporary Photographer: Australia – MICHAEL COYNE, The Jew called Jesus, Tour of Duty – East Timor, Lonely Planet – People Photography, How To be A Child and Armageddon.
He has had a number of solo and combined exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, South America and North America.
His numerous awards include: American National Press Photographers Association, Overseas Press Club of America, FCC Hong Kong Human Rights Certificate, Children’s Book of the Year, The Religious Book of the Year.
He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (by Publication) from Griffith University in October 2008. Michael has also been awarded the “Centenary Medal” by the Australian Government for Services to Photography and a Fellowship by the AIPP for services to Australian photography.
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