1927 & 1955- The first colour photos of the Fête des Vignerons
Exhibition open from 4 April to 1 September 2019
Preview on 4 April 2019 at 7 p.m
From its origins, the Fête des Vignerons has always been highly colourful. However, it was not until the 1927 edition that photography was able to record the full impact of colour. The autochrome process of the Lumière brothers enveloped the participants in a quasi-pictorial setting. The following edition in 1955 marked the wider acceptance of colour photography, as much among professionals as amateurs. Through the prism of the great Vevey celebration, the exhibition gives an account of a fundamental evolution in the history of the photographic technique.