Laboratory for Photography

Laboratory for Photography

​Kongens Nytorv 1
Door E, 2nd floor


Ulrik Heltoft / Anu Ramdas


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. 


Ulrik Heltoft

Associate Professor

The head of the Laboratory for Photography, Associate Professor Ulrik Heltoft (b.1973), is a graduate from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools of Visual Art and holds an MFA from Yale University. 
Heltoft mainly works with photography, film and installation art.
He has exhibited his work at e.g. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, M HKA Antwerp and the Anthology Film Archives. His solo shows includes exhibitions at Secession in Viennia, Århus Kunstbygning and numerous gallery shows at Andersen’s Contemporary, Wilfried Lentz and Raucci Santamaria.



+45 3374 4636

Anu Ramdas

Laboratory Assistant

Anu Ramdas (b. 1980) is a graduate from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools of Visual Art, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and the Malmö Art Academy.
In her own practice she primarily works with video and photography. In her capacity as laboratory assistant she provides technical assistance, handles studio booking, instructs students on how to use the studios and offers advice on artistic matters.



+45 3374 4649