From 09.11.2021 to 13.11.2021
Espace Commines, Paris [map]

An increasing number of images are produced autonomously by machines for machines with a gradual exclusion of any human intervention. "Automated Photography" is a research project developed by the Master Photography at ECAL that addresses this situation by examining image production and distribution technologies, such as machine learning, CGI and photogrammetry. On the occasion of Paris Photo, an immersive audiovisual exhibition, a symposium and a book present critical views and a selection of projects that explore the aesthetic and conceptual potential of automated photography.

Nora Al-Badri, Simone C Niquille, Alan Warburton, Florian Amoser, Sara Bastai, Emidio Battipaglia, Emma Bedos, Alexey Chernikov, Gaël Corboz, Nikolai Frerichs, Sally Jo, Gohan Keller, Philipp Klak, Augustin Lignier, Valentin Woeffray

Emmanuel Alloa, Yung Au, Ann-Christin Bertrand, Estelle Blaschke Claus Gunti, Milo Keller, Marco De Mutiis, Clément Lambelet, Boris Magrini, Simone C Niquille, Felix Stalder, Joël Vacheron, Anne-Katrin Weber

Opening reception: Tuesday 9 November from 19h to 21h
Exhibition: 10, 12 and 13 November from 12h to 20h
Symposium: Thursday 11 November, 9h - 20h

Espace Commines, 17 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris, France

Link here


During Paris Photo, the bookstore of the Centre culturel suisse. Paris (32 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris) will also showcase the book through a special display in its front window.

In partnership with: Mörel Books (co-publisher), Paris Photo, Centre culturel suisse Paris, Biennale Némo and Embassy of Switzerland in France

This event is part of the 200th anniversary of ECAL (1821-2021).



In Summer 2019, thirteen students from the ECAL Master Photography programme supervised by Milo Keller travelled to Japan to work on thirteen individual projects incollaboration with Japanese photographer Taisuke Koyama within the framework of the Tokyo Photographic Research project. The students’ artworks range from still and moving images to computer-generated photographic visuals and explore multiple facets of the Japanese megalopolis which is, once again, undergoing major transformation in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. On the occasion of Paris Photo, the book, which was produced after this trip, will be launched.

Emidio Battipaglia, Robin Bervini, Jasmine Deporta, Anja Karolina Furrer, Alessia Gunawan,Christian Harker, Jung-Ting Hu, Johanna Hullár, Philipp Klak, Doruk Kumkumoglu, IgorPjörrt, Jelly Luise, Gedvile Tamosiunaite

Friday 12 November at 6pm

Espace Commines, 17 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris, France


In partnership with Tokyo Photographic Research, Embassy of Switzerland in Japan, DGES/Summer University



During OFFPRINT (a walking tour of independent publishers hosted in art bookstores, studios and galleries), ECAL will set its bookstore as part of the "Automated Photography" exhibition. Discover the latest ECAL publications on this occasion!  

10, 12 and 13 November from 12pm to 8pm

Espace Commines, 17 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris, France



Jean-Vincent Simonet – Bachelor Photography 2014
"Waterworks" published by RVB books
11 November at 6pm
RVB booth at Grand Palais Éphémère

Maxime Guyon – Bachelor Photography 2015
"Aircraft: The New Anatomy" published by Lars Müller

12 November at 6pm
145 rue de Belleville, 75019 Paris

Alexandra Dautel – Bachelor Photography 2020
"May You Continue to Blossom" published by cpress books
13 November at 7pm
Oddity Paris – 27 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris

Karla Hiraldo Voleau – Master Photography 2018
"Pictures From Bed" published by le rayon vert . editions
14 November at 4pm 
LE BAL – 6 Imp. de la Défense, 75018 Paris