The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) has released its schedule of events for October, which include new exhibitions and courses.

The Alchemists: Rediscovering Photography in the Age of the JPEG, which opens on Friday 30 October, will be the final exhibition to be held at ACP’s Paddington residence. Curated by Suzanne Buljan, Cherine Fahd and Dr Martyn Jolly and  is part of a partnership between ACP, The Australian National University and The University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts, it presents works by 25 photographers who combine experimental darkroom processes with contemporary photography. It will run until 6 December, 2015.

Opening on 22 October is the Photostart student exhibition, which showcases the work created by students during Term 3. It will be on display until 25 October. New classes beginning this month include Introduction to Lighting, between 12 October and 12 November and Beginner’s Flash, which runs from 18 October to 8 November. Two ‘intensive’ courses, Photoshop for Beginners and Fashion Photography, run from 31 October to 7 November.

If you haven’t seen Wim Wenders’ award-winning documentary about renowned photographer Sebastiao Salgado, The Salt of the Earth, there will be a screening between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on 11 October. Tickets are available for $15/$10 ACP members.  Also on 11 October, Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMA) curator Daina Fletcher speaks about the life and work of Frank Hurley, Arctic explorer and official photographer of the Shackleton expedition that is the subject of ANMA’s new exhibition. This free event is scheduled for 2-3 pm but bookings are required.

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