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.


Vincent Perez - Identities

Exhibition open from November 7, 2019 to January 26, 2020

Preview on November 21, 2019 at 18:00

Actor and director, director of the festival Les Rencontres du 7e art in Lausanne, Vincent Perez is also a photographer.  Born in Lausanne in 1964, he became passionate about photography as a teenager. He attended the Vevey photography school and began his apprenticeship with a professional from Lausanne. Vincent Perez then turned to drama and comedy, playing under the direction of the greatest directors.

In the 1990s, the actor returned to photography on film sets, in the world of dance, in the working class districts of Paris and Russia. He exhibited his portraits at the Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles in 2014, then at the Maison européenne de la photographie de Paris in 2017. The portraits presented at the Swiss Camera Museum are from this latest exhibition. They accompany a presentation of the 100th anniversary of Pentax, a renowned brand of which Vincent Perez is the ambassador. The photographer works with a medium format digital Pentax 645 Z with a 55 mm lens and often an annular flash.

 Vincent Perez - Identities
Grande Place
1800 Vevey/Suisse
Heures d’ouverture:
du mardi au dimanche
de 11h à 17h30

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