It can be assumed that the development of the photographic process and the democratisation of this medium had a decisive influence on modernity and that the effects and changes caused by the further evolution of this medium consistently influence cultural growth.
Since the Pictorial Turn, we can speak of a visual language, which we should both comprehend and master to be able to communicate in a similar way to the spoken word. The Digital Turn transferred the photographic medium into its digital sphere and accelerated its spread to almost infinite dimensions. Nevertheless, the photographic medium has a quality that seems to make it more credible in comparison to the (written) information, which is a concession that needs to be discussed.
The photographic-pictorial medium represents visually coded stories, questions and discussions that can emerge from an origin of reality (imaging process) or a source outside of reality (CGI). By deciding the time component within the medium, a timeless element of photography or a time-dependent element of film is created, whereby it should be noted that this only describes the time component of the spectator of the final work.
Within this field of tension, I consider my exploration of the medium, both as a creator, observer and writer.
Sebastian Albert explores the photographic medium in various ways, works as a freelance photographer and is a member of the FOTOHOF (Salzburg).
Master of Arts
Photography with Distinction (Visual Communication) University of Hertfordshire
Academic Achievement Award
Interactive Design Institute
FOTOHOF "VOR ORT" − Photography from Salzburg
My project "The Village Project" was part of the group exhibition at the Fotohof, Salzburg.
Award in recognition of the outstanding creative achievements of all my graduate photographic projects at the Lazi Academy.
Photography & communication design, state recognized photo designer
International Youth Media Summit
International Youth Media Workshop