At the heart of “Vevey, the city of images”, the Swiss Camera Museum presents the history of photographers and photography in a bold setting, where old architecture blends with the contemporary.

The exhibition, providing a rich display of photographs and engravings from the work of practising photographers, has an audio-guide in German and in English, as well as interactive animation, projections and videos, which interest the younger generation. Among the more entertaining, this museum is highly appreciated by tourists, fascinated by its magnificent objects, some of which can be operated by the visitor. On public holidays and during the school holidays, you can develop your own traditional-style photography in the laboratory.

From the camera obscura and the magic lantern or other optical reproductions, to the digital image, this amazing collection of photographic or laboratory equipment, with its flashlights and other illuminations, as well as its studio furnishings, will let you discover the life of the photographer, from its origins right up to the present day.

During your visit, you will discover the evolution of photographic processes, from the invention of Nicéphore Niépce to the digital image, including the daguerreotype, the calotype process or the collodion wetplate, then the gelatine silver bromide dry-plate, followed by the appearance of the nitrate film or cellulose acetate and then the autochrome and colour processes.

 

Martin Becka, Dubai Transmutations

 

Vernissage le 11 mars 2015, dès 18h30

 

Martin Becka, photographe et enseignant d’origine tchèque, allie l’utilisation d’un procédé des débuts de la photographie, le négatif sur papier ciré, avec l’usage de chambres de voyage jusqu’à de grands formats (40x50 cm)… et la représentation d’un sujet complètement actuel voire futuriste dont les épreuves positives sont tirées par contact sur papier salé et virées à l’or…

 

Son travail, choc entre le « temps suspendu » qu’impose l'utilisation de procédés du XIXe siècle confrontés à un sujet contemporain au tempo frénétique, est parfaitement dans la ligne de nos expositions thématiques. En parallèle à la beauté de ces images qui touchent au sublime, l’occasion est trop belle pour notre institution d’évoquer plus en détail ce procédé mis au point en 1851 par Gustave Le Gray.

 

Vernissage le 11 mars 2015, dès 18h30

Martin Becka,  Dubai Transmutations
Grande Place
1800 Vevey/Suisse
Heures d’ouverture:
du mardi au dimanche
de 11h à 17h30

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