Bobines neuves - Portraits argentiques - Jean-Claude Péclet
February 13 to August 23, 2020
You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition
Thursday 13 February 2020 at 6 pm at the Swiss Camera Museum - Vevey
Silver photography shows remarkable resilience. More and more young amateurs or professionals are seduced by its reassuring materiality, its resistance to the passage of time, the magic of the appearance of an image in a bath of developer.
Jean-Claude Péclet has always practiced silver photography. The former editor-in-chief of L'Hebdo, winner of the 2007 Jean Dumur prize, now devotes himself fully to the portrait genre. With his 1938 Rolleiflex loaded with black and white film, he frames young people with passion and a sense of community in a square format. Young farmers, climate activists, urban or Olympic sportsmen and women, video game enthusiasts. This Z generation is often surprised by the baby boomer camera, a strange box that stands on ist stomach, head tilted towards the viewfinder.
The exhibition is also an opportunity to evoke the history ft he Rolleiflex, used by the greatest photographers in the 20th century. Ist parent company, Rollei, was founded exactly a century ago in Germany.