Master Photography

ECAL is introducing a new master’s degree in Photography as from the 2016 academic year. Relying on massive use of photographic images – a key element in today’s visual communication – this two-year programme, unique in Switzerland, gives students with a related Bachelor’s degree an opportunity to develop projects in the long term. It especially pushes the boundaries of applied research in contemporary photography with an emphasis on digital, web and network manipulation, new forms of books, shaping images on various media, interactive exhibition design, up to and including the moving image.

Taking advantage of ECAL’s numerous collaborations with economic, industrial or cultural stakeholders, this training allows students to regularly rub shoulders with influential figures in fine art photography and commissioned work. Structured around practical lessons and workshop weeks, the programme fosters privileged encounters. As for theory, visual analyses and text productions also guide students towards the clarification and disclosure of project concepts. Finally, workshops, labs, studios and the availability of a state-of-the-art print shop ensure that the projects initiated are given concrete form.

The skills acquired and research conducted during the course give students the necessary tools to produce a wide-ranging innovative project, with significant opportun-ities in terms of dissemination and visibility. Through its pragmatic, artistic and applied nature, the Master Photography ensures that each graduate, based on their specific strengths and inclinations, finds a place in the top networks of contemporary photography.


Milo Keller 

Anoush Abrar
Claus Gunti
Milo Keller
Anniina Koivu, Basel
Joël Vacheron, London

Ann-Christin Bertrand, Berlin
Bruno Ceschel, London
Rachel de Joode, Amsterdam 
Kim Knoppers, Amsterdam
Charles Negre, Paris
Qiu Yang, Amsterdam
Ann de Vries, Berlin

Visiting Lecturers
Linus Bill, Bienne

Viktoria Binschtok, Berlin

Adam Broomberg, Londres

Melanie bühler, New York
Stefan Burger, Zurich

Pierre Debusschere, Bruxelles

Marco Demutiis, Winterthur
Jason Evans, Londres

Erwan Frotin, Paris

Christophe Gaillard, Paris
Julien Gallico, Paris
Joe Hamilton, Melbourne
Darius Himes, New York
Ill Studio, Paris
It’s Our Playground, Paris

Nathalie Herschdorfer

Philipe Jarrigeon, Paris

Erik Kessels, Amsterdam

Nicolas Krebs & Taiyo Onorato (Tonk), Berlin

Sébastien Leseigneur
Thomas Mailaender, Paris

Lonneke van der Palen, Amsterdam

Christian Patterson, New York

Harri Peccinotti, Paris

Walter Pfeiffer, Zurich

Nicolas Poillot (Études Studio), Paris
Augustin Rebetez

Maya Rochat

Paolo Roversi, Paris

RVB Books, Paris

Daniel Sannwald, London
Maurice Scheltens & Liesbeth Abbenes, Amsterdam

Jaap Scheeren, Amsterdam

Harm van den Dopel, Berlin
Lukas Wassmann, Zurich

Clément Gicquel
Nicolas Polli
Senta Simond

Augmented Photography – Research Project

Workshop with Joe Hamilton – ECAL/Maria Tasula

Berlin 26.09.2016 — 02.10.2016

Workshop with Joe Hamilton – ECAL/Johannes Bauer

Berlin 26.09.2016 — 02.10.2016

Workshop with Taiyo Onorato / creation of a book produced during a performance at C|O Berlin

Workshop with Taiyo Onorato / creation of a book produced during a performance at C|O Berlin

Workshop with Taiyo Onorato / creation of a book produced during a performance at C|O Berlin

ECAL/Nicolas Polli

ECAL/Nicolas Toulotte

ECAL/Christelle Boulé

ECAL/Senta Simond

ECAL/Dimitry Bukreev