Augmented Photography by ECAL


The Augmented Photography Research Project is part of the MA in Photography at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne.


The popularity of smartphones and craze for social networks have brought photographic images to the forefront of turbulent globalised information flows. Ranging from advertising to our most personal communication, and going through artistic productions or video games, these images permeate every context and can be found in every format. When these images are converted into bits and pixels, they become clues to increasingly diverse messages and ever more fanciful and complex languages. Augmented Photography is a creative research project examining recent changes in photography that aims to explore creative approaches which have emerged with the digitisation of photographic procedures.

Over recent years, the standards required to become a professional photographer have become increasingly complex. It is no longer sufficient to master production and diffusion tools because, if photographers are to leave a trace, they need to be able discuss their use of this medium in an informed manner. This research should enable participants to explore this area in greater depth and give them the tools they need to position themselves in hyper-connected environments.

Editors: Milo Keller, Joël Vacheron, Maxime Guyon
Contributors: Marco de Mutiis, Nicolas Nova, Maxime Guyon, Joël Vacheron, Claus Gunti, Estelle Blaschke, Milo Keller, Harm van der Dorpel & William Kherbek, It’s Our Playground, Ann-Christin Bertrand, Kim Knoppers
Conversations: Timur Si-Qin, Asger Carlsen, Chris Wiley, Joe Hamilton, DIS, Ethan Greenbaum, Ultraviolet Production House, Letha Wilson, Michael Bussel, Travess Smalley
Workshop & Projects: Thomas Traum, Joe Hamilton, Letha Wilson & Ethan Greenbaum, Rachel de Joode, Anne de Vries, Thibault Brevet

Design: Frederik Mahler-Andersen
Spécifications: 206 pages, 200 x 252mm closed, 777g