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.


Corinne Vionnet - ME. Here Now

Preview on 27 March 2018 at 18:30
From 28 March to 26 August 2018
The pictures of Corinne Vionnet, based in Vevey, which address the role of photography in the virtual world, question our relationship with space and the way in which it influences our perception of ourselves and our environment. ME. Here Now - captures the moment just when travellers are immortalising their memories of Sacré-Coeur all actually identical with each other but, paradoxically for them, representing a unique experience individually. Beyond the ritual of the holiday photograph, these clichés – often shared straight away – constitute a new language form. These anonymous people, with their faces half-hidden behind the screen of their telephone, the new object of their devotion, challenge the way we perceive reality, even to the point of asking us if we actually prefer substituting it or its partial reality or even its unreality.
Corinne Vionnet - ME. Here Now
Grande Place
1800 Vevey/Suisse
Heures d’ouverture:
du mardi au dimanche
de 11h à 17h30

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