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.

 

Auguste Vautier-Dufour, Inventor of the Telephot

Preview on 15 March 2017 at 18:30

 

Exhibition open from 15 March to 27 August 2017

 

In the summer of 2012, we were approached by a family who had a collection relating to Auguste Vautier-Dufour, the inventor of the Telephot. Some more personal images and albums portray the life of Auguste Vautier-Dufour and his circle of friends at Grandson towards the end of the 19th century.

Auguste Vautier-Dufour, Inventor of the Telephot
Grande Place
1800 Vevey/Suisse
Heures d’ouverture:
du mardi au dimanche
de 11h à 17h30

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