In September, Vevey will be draped in images

Images Festival

August 27, 2010

The Images Festival

Saturday, September 4, 2010, 7 pm, Ex-EPA

Indoor exhibitions schedule:
Everyday from 11 am to 7pm

Vevey, Switzerland

From September 4th to 26th, Vevey (Switzerland) will be entirely dedicated to the image! The visual arts festival IMAGES features monumental photography exhibitions by renowned artists and present the winners of the two competitions it organises – the European First Film Awards and the Vevey International Photo Awards. Entirely free, the festival presents the works of about 100 contemporary artists during three weeks.

The festival 2010 in a few names
Peter Aerschmann, G.M.B. Akash, Anna Artaker, Jean-Christian Bourcart, René Burri, Cristina de Middel, Shadi Ghadirian, Alberto Giuliani, l’Homme Bleu, JR, Bronek Kozka, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Li Yu & Liu Bo, David Lynch, Ursula Mumenthaler, Hans Op de Beeck, Sheung Chuen Pak, Andrea Star Reese, Matt Siber, Malick Sidibé, Li Wei, etc.

Images festival is the first Swiss open-air visual arts festival dedicated to photography. During three weeks, the festival turns the entire city of Vevey into a museum for visual arts. To mark this ambition on the international scene, the Images festival will present Unframed, a new urban project from the artist JR created in co-production with the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne.

The Festival Images installs an ephemeral museum in a former shopping mall and collaborates with the Jenisch Museum, the Swiss Camera Museum, the Historical Museum, the Photography School of Vevey and Quai N°1 that will present monographic exhibitions.

International competitions
Every two years, the Fondation Vevey ville d’images offers supporting grants in the fields of photography and movies; these competitions offer among the highest rewards in Europe. Today, every edition of the Vevey International Photo Awards attracts more than a thousand candidates from all over the world. The works created thanks to these grants are exhibited at Images festival.

Winners of the 7th Vevey International Photo Awards:
Christian Lutz (Switzerland) and G.M.B Akash (Bangladesh)
Reportage distinction – Leica: Alberto Giuliani (Italy)
Lighting distinction – Broncolor: Bronek Kozka (Australia)
Nestlé project: Lucie & Simon (France)

Winners of the 5th European First Film Awards :
Fondation Vevey ville d’images prize: Clément Cogitore (France)
SRG SSR idée suisse prize: Petar Vulchanov Petrov and Kristina Grozeva (Bulgaria)
Etat de Vaud prize: Azhur Saleem (United-Kingdom)