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.


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

Hans Eijkelboom Portraits & Cameras 1949-2009

Horaire spécial durant le Festival IMAGES

11h - 19h,  7 jours sur 7, ENTREE LIBRE


Né en 1949 aux Pays-Bas, Hans Eijkelboom a fait sa formation en Arts visuels et utilise beaucoup la photographie pour ses travaux qu’il expose et publie régulièrement.

A la manière d’un anthropologue, Hans Eijkelboom procède pour sa démonstration par diverses séries d’images prises méthodiquement dans des lieux donnés durant une assez longue période, pour aboutir à diverses expositions et publications.

Son travail Portraits & Cameras 1949-2009 obéit à la même exigence sérielle : 60 images publicitaires d’appareils photographiques de 1949 à 2009, accompagnées de 60 portraits de sa naissance à ses 60 ans… et des 60 appareils sortis pour l’occasion des collections du Musée.





Hans Eijkelboom Portraits & Cameras 1949-2009
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