New Faces - Jean-Claude Péclet
Exhibition open from 13 February to 23 August 2020
Preview on 13 February 2020 at 6 p.m
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.