1. An exhibition by third-year Photography Bachelor students further to a workshop led by French photographer Thomas Mailaender.
    The artist and the students spent a full week in complete isolation in a forest of the Wild West of Lausanne. Once over the shock of the lack of usual comforts such as running water, electricity or heating, the young photographers embraced this new lifestyle which fuelled their imagination, leading them to produce a huge number of images.

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  2. Tutors: Milo Keller, Natacha Lesueur, Laurence Bonvin, Nicolas Faure, Marco Poloni, Orsola Valenti
    ECAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
    Bachelor Photography

    Still shots of monuments, vestiges, remains of a country’s History appear one after the other. An abandoned, neglected past; yet Belgium has a colonial past indeed. It is the history of King Leopold II, but it is also my history.
    The intertwinement of my family memoirs and the history of Belgium in this film allows creating a new stage for my investigative work on the Belgian Congo with the aim to understand and making people understand what happened
    100 years ago.
    * Belgium needs a colony: inscription on a marble plate sent from Greece to the Minister of Finance by Leopold II even before his accession to the throne.

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  3. Workshop with Daniel Sannwald and Third Year Bachelor of Photography.

    Projects by Roshan Adhihetty, Camille Audibert, Anaïs Boileau,
    Aladin Borioli, Lukas Galantay, Sabrina Gruhne, Sullivan Koch,
    Nicolas-Guy Kunz, Rachele Monti, Laurence Rasti, Laura Rimayati,
    Marie Rime, Julien Roux, Jean-Vincent Simonet, Julie Strasser,
    Manon Wertenbroek.

    Assistant & Video : Emile Barret

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  4. Tutors: Milo Keller, Marco Poloni, Natacha Lesueur, Laurence Bonvin, Nicolas Faure, Philippe Jarrigeon
    ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
    Bachelor Photography
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    My short film attempts to articulate the life of my cousin Sabrina between her native United States and Switzerland where she is studying. The film focuses on issues of beauty, fantasy and uprooting. Following Sabrina enabled me to construct a filmic tension between fiction and non-fiction, that emphasizes the game that Sabrina sometimes played with the camera. By establishing an intimate relationship withmy subject, I tried to recreate the transience, the waiting that impregnate her daily life. Sabrina’s own ideal construction, based on stereotypes of beauty and youth, and oscillating between control and drifting, fascinates me.

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  5. Du 22 avril au 8 mai (vernissage le vendredi 19 avril à 18h), l’ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne présente l’exposition «Junk Museum» organisée à l’ECAL (Hall Kudelski) par des étudiants du Bachelor Photographie suite à un workshop avec le photographe français Thomas Mailaender (thomasmailaender.com).

    Transformer cinq tonnes de déchets en images! Tel était le défi lancé par le photographe français Thomas Mailaender lors d’un workshop de 2 semaines donné aux 28 étudiants de 2e année du Bachelor Photographie dirigé par Milo Keller. Par le biais d’images projetées, accrochées, découpées et superposées, ce challenge leur a permis de se sensibiliser à l’art de la scénographie et de l’installation, mais également d’appréhender un domaine comme la sculpture.

    «Il ne s’agit pas d’une simple exposition, mais d’une œuvre collective sous forme de parcours-sculpture de 400m3 d’installations interactives et photographiques construites sur plusieurs niveaux dans une gigantesque boîte. Cette authentique invitation à l’expérimentation pour le visiteur est un écrin formidable pour mettre en valeur les travaux des étudiants», explique Thomas Mailaender. Conjointement à ce dispositif exceptionnel, les étudiants ont produit en quelques heures un journal pour présenter leurs travaux.

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ECAL - Bachelor Photography


From artistic photography to commissioned work, via still-life, portrait or fashion, this programme is for students passionate about photography as a medium and wishing to sharpen their eye and refine their technique. Prospective, pragmatic and experimental,…

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From artistic photography to commissioned work, via still-life, portrait or fashion, this programme is for students passionate about photography as a medium and wishing to sharpen their eye and refine their technique. Prospective, pragmatic and experimental, this Bachelor course is provided in the framework of the Visual Communication Department, which concurrently offers crossover courses and projects enabling students to acquire multidisciplinary skills (graphic design, interaction design, film).

Through courses and workshops provided by major actors on the international scene, the students become seasoned in the various fields–editorial, documentary and artistic–of photography. Involvement in exhibitions, publications or assignments commissioned by institutions provides an actual immersion into the labour world. The students also benefit from a wide range of theoretical courses and multidisciplinary conferences on the ECAL premises.

The skills and projects acquired throughout the curriculum serve to produce a portfolio to the highest professional standards. Graduates have many opportunities–applied or free photography projects, but also artistic direction or creating moving images. They may also enrich some features of their chosen discipline by doing a Master Art Direction at ECAL or an equivalent programme in another institution.

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