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.


New Faces - Jean-Claude Péclet

Exhibition open from 13 February to 23 August 2020

Preview on 13 February 2020 at 18:00

Silver photography is resilient. More and more photographers are regaining interest or discovering it. Jean-Claude Péclet has always been practicing it. The journalist from Lausanne, former editor-in-chief of L'Hebdo and winner of a Jean Dumur award in 2007, now devotes himself fully to his passion. With a venerable 1938 Rolleiflex loaded with black and white film, he takes the portrait of young people driven by passion and a sense of collective purpose. Young farmers, climate activists, urban or Olympic sportsmen and women, video game enthusiasts. This Z generation is often taken aback by the baby boomer's camera, a strange casing that stands on its stomach, head down towards the viewfinder. The forty or so portraits in the exhibition are complemented by a history of the Rolleiflex, whose parent company - Rollei - was founded a century ago in Germany.

New Faces - Jean-Claude Péclet
Grande Place
1800 Vevey/Suisse
Heures d’ouverture:
du mardi au dimanche
de 11h à 17h30

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