At the heart of “Vevey, the city of images”, the Swiss Camera Museum presents the history of photographers and photography in a bold setting, where old architecture blends with the contemporary.

The exhibition, providing a rich display of photographs and engravings from the work of practising photographers, has an audio-guide in German and in English, as well as interactive animation, projections and videos, which interest the younger generation. Among the more entertaining, this museum is highly appreciated by tourists, fascinated by its magnificent objects, some of which can be operated by the visitor. On public holidays and during the school holidays, you can develop your own traditional-style photography in the laboratory.

From the camera obscura and the magic lantern or other optical reproductions, to the digital image, this amazing collection of photographic or laboratory equipment, with its flashlights and other illuminations, as well as its studio furnishings, will let you discover the life of the photographer, from its origins right up to the present day.

During your visit, you will discover the evolution of photographic processes, from the invention of Nicéphore Niépce to the digital image, including the daguerreotype, the calotype process or the collodion wetplate, then the gelatine silver bromide dry-plate, followed by the appearance of the nitrate film or cellulose acetate and then the autochrome and colour processes.


1927 & 1955- The first colour photos of the Fête des Vignerons

Exhibition open from 4 April to 13 October 2019

Preview on 4 April 2019 at 7 p.m.

From its origins, the Fête des Vignerons has always been highly colourful. However, it was not until the 1927 edition that photography was able to record the full impact of colour. The autochrome process of the Lumière brothers enveloped the participants in a quasi-pictorial setting. The following edition in 1955 marked the wider acceptance of colour photography, as much among professionals as amateurs. Through the prism of the great Vevey celebration, the exhibition gives an account of a fundamental evolution in the history of the photographic technique.

1927 & 1955- The first colour photos of the Fête des Vignerons
Grande Place
1800 Vevey/Suisse
Heures d’ouverture:
du mardi au dimanche
de 11h à 17h30

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