The eyes of the photographers

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The eyes of the photographers - Publication of the permanent exhibition in six books

In more than 35 years of existence, the Swiss Museum of Photography has assembled a reference collection. The permanent exhibition, unique in Europe, traces the fascinating history of photography, one of the most important inventions of our civilization.

A series of six books in a practical format of 20 x 23 cm, taking up the themes of the different sections of the exhibition, was designed by the Vevey-based graphic designer Peter Scholl and published between 2016 and 2018.

1. Laterna magica

The magic lanterns made the happiness of a public which appreciate these entertainments… until the birth of the cinema at the end of the 19th century… The Museum was able to acquire a few years ago an exceptional collection that this book is pleased to unveil beyond the exhibition!
90 pages, publication end of 2017.

2. The origins of photography

The Museum’s collection are full of rich and rare objects of these early days , hard to found nowadays.
110 pages, published spring 2016.

3. The plate era

The publication evokes the incredible diversity of objects invented during this period, prefiguring the photography of today.
110 pages, published fall 2016.

4. The century of the film

Discover here the flexible film, its rapid development and the many devices, accessories and uses that it generates…
110 pages, parution d├ębut 2017.

5. The Digital Revolution

Digital photography, so recent, already has a history as readily forgotten as its development was meteoric. Is it actually justifiable to talk about a digital revolution?
60 pages, published summer 2017.

6. Swiss productions

The history of early photography and the production of photographic equipment in Switzerland.
130 pages, published in spring 2018.