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.


Magali Koenig

Exhibition from 8 September 2018 to 24 March 2019

Preview on 8 September 2018 at 11:00

Festival Images, 8 - 30 September 2018

Magali likes long journeys. But there is nothing spectacular in her pictures. She knows how to observe and convey little pictorial scenes and details, which give an insight into the world’s magnificence. She knows how to capture people’s lives without the people. She knows how to express a presence by its absence. With her camera, she tells stories of people who live at the edge of an event, which is far too big for them. The Russia she loves so much and that one finds at the heart of her work, those places in the middle of nowhere in such a vast expanse lend themselves naturally to this form of euphemism.

Martine d’Astier

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

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