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The Int. Photo Lab – Focus: Africa

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The course is canceled for the coming academic year, 2023/2024.

A global art and research factory.

Do you want to learn and experience photography from another perspective?



The International Photo Lab is an experimental and mobile platform that aims to give Swedish photographers and artists new perspectives on art based on a predetermined focus area (Autumn term 2022: Africa). The course is largely based on your individual projects and research while you continuously gain new insights from meeting with international guest lecturers and artists.

This course is well suited for those who wish to immerse themselves in their practice, learn by doing and have valuable exchanges with fellow students. It is also a full time online course making it well suited for those interested in combining studies with travel, working or living outside of Sweden.



The International Photo lab is a full-time course for photographers, artists and other cultural practitioners who want to work with photography and art from a global viewpoint.

During this course you will have the opportunity to examine art and artists’ conditions globally, local purposes and working methods as well as alternative platforms to meet an audience. The aim of the course is to give you tools, knowledge and experience for continued global collaborations and a possible future international career in your field.

The course alternates critical conversations and group supervision with lectures by photographers and creators from around the world. During the course, in addition to your own projects, we also conduct interviews and conversations with international actors in the field.

At the end of the course parts of the produced material will be published and distributed as a digital book.

Course outline

  • Project work
  • Guest lectures
  • Research assignments
  • Article writing
  • Theoretical seminars
  • Work groups
  • Final presentation



You are expected to have basic knowledge in photography, an open mind and good English communication skills. You should be able to work both independently and collaboratively.

Admission is based on interviews and a PDF with work samples that best represent you and your work (your work can be in any form or medium, for example photography, text, linked videos, projects, etc).

To complete the training, you need the following work tools:
– Camera equipment
– Computer with internet connection and headset

As a participant in The Int. Photo Lab you will get free access to Adobe Creative Suite throughout the course. Read about the system requirements for Adobe Photoshop CC here.

The application is made through the school’s application form on the website and must contain the following:

  • 1 presentation of you and your projects/work in PDF format, maximum 20 pages and 20 MB.
  • A personal letter in which you introduce yourself and your plans for the course.
  • A passport style photo of yourself.

Admission is ongoing. The last application date for the spring semester 2023 is November 28. The application form is in Swedish, therefore feel free to contact us for translation if necessary.



You can apply for study grants at upper secondary school level at The Swedish Board of Student Finance (CSN).


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