Marco De Mutiis, Camera Ludica, a Video Game Photography Walkthrough, 2018, for The Photographers’ Gallery Media Wall.
Camera Ludica is a video essay exploring the recent phenomenon of what is often called in-game photography. This term comprises a range of practices – from taking screen shots to playing the character of a photographer, from game modifications created by players to photo modes developed by game studios.
The work is divided into three sections through which de Mutiis reveals the significant lineage of photography in games dating back to 1989. Together they offer a new understanding of photography’s relationship with computers.