© Edward Kaprov, Anatoliy Michailovich with his wife Vera Sergeevna at ruins of thier house that was bomed out in March 2022.

Edward Kaprov. War on glass

Edward Kaprov. War on glass

Exhibition from 23 May to 18 August 2024.

In 2022, Edward Kaprov travelled to Ukraine to photograph the war. His approach is unique and striking: using the historic technique of wet collodion – which requires you to bring your laboratory and fragile glass plates with you – he criss-crossed the Donbass to photograph the soldiers and civilians affected on the frontline by the conflict. In contrast to the immediacy of traditional war photography, the process imposes a slowness, a distance and a real encounter with the population. Alongside Kaprov’s work, the exhibition features original prints by leading historical photographers – such as Roger Fenton – and contemporary photographers – such as Sally Mann – who have also used this process to capture the war.




Edward Kaprov takes your collodion portrait

Saturday 25 May from 2pm to 4pm

Come and have your portrait taken by Edward Kaprov, using the historic wet collodion technique! On your own or with your family, he will take your portrait and you will receive a print. You can watch him prepare the plate and develop it in the darkroom.

Open to all / reservation required: cameramuseum@vevey.ch

Capacity: Maximum 4 people

Price: 45.- per group of 1-4 people

Important: Due to the use of collodion, we draw your attention to the fact that this activity is not allowed for pregnant women.


Museum Night – guided tours by Edward Kaprov

Saturday 25 May at 6pm/8pm/9pm

Edward Kaprov will talk about his experience in Ukraine in his exhibition, in dialogue with Pauline Martin, Director of the Swiss Museum of Photography.

Open to the public / in English / no reservation required / free of charge


Guided tours of the permanent and temporary exhibitions

Sunday 2 June (cancelled) / 7 July / 4 August

→ 11am for children (accompanied)

→ 2pm for adults

Come and discover the history of photography and the Edward Kaprov exhibition with the help of a museum guide!

Open to all / no reservation required / free of charge

Guided tours for groups are available from Tuesday to Friday by prior arrangement only.