PSC student named 2018 AIPP Emerging Photographer of the Year
Photography Studies College student, Agata Mayes has been named 2018 AIPP Emerging Photographer of the Year at the (AIPP) Victorian Professional Photography Awards. A final-year student completing the Advanced Diploma, she took out the title with a series of emotive and surreal images. Her photography explores the fragility of the human condition with sensitivity and draws inspiration from classical painting and music to create the mystical images. Sponsored by Epson, the awards were held recently in Melbourne at Eleven40 Studio and Gallery.
Mayes entered the Illustrative category and received a Gold with Distinction, 2 Golds and 2 Silver awards. “I was overwhelmed to hear my name. I was not expecting it! I am so honoured and grateful. It has been a great experience to be involved in entering the AIPP awards,” she said. A total of 900 entries were received across the 16 categories, and almost half the entrants were students.