The Laboratory for Photography works with art based on the medium of photography and the photographic process – from the act of operating the camera itself to the final print. Photography can be used as part of practices that involve other media; for example installation art, painting, objects, performance art, film, video and text. The field includes a wide range of optical experiments that can range from camera obscura structures to snapshots on a smartphone. Photography can also denote a picture, a thing, a reproduction, an instrument for measuring and recording something, or a way of viewing the world.
Students can use the laboratory’s photo studio to stage photo shoots, work with analogue or digital post-processing, develop photographs in darkrooms or make inkjet prints.