Images 2012

The Festival Images

The visual arts Festival Images is the first open-air photography festival of Switzerland. Every two years, it produces unseen monumental photography exhibitions in the streets of Vevey and also proposes numerous exhibitions in various regional institutions dedicated to the image. The festival is also an opportunity to introduce the winning projects of the two competitions it organises: the Vevey International Photo Award and the European First Film Award.


Entirely free, the Festival Images is a true open-air museum and a quality platform for Swiss and international artists. For the 2010 edition, it had organised 50 exhibitions and events, welcoming over 30'000 indoors visitors and some 80'000 outdoors.


Theme for 2012: “A change of decor”

In 2012, the artists whose work is to be displayed outside all have one thing in common: a certain use of decor in photographs by playing with the foreground and background of the image i.e. between the subject of the photo and what is behind it. This common theme also reflects the Festival’s ethos: to surprise the public by exhibiting in unusual places while building previously unseen displays, thus reinventing the city.
In September, Vevey will change its decor and become a giant photo studio!
To discover the 2012 programme, go the the artist page


The next edition will be held in September 2014.

Photo galeries

2012 Exhibitions

Cyril Hatt, Escalator
Festival Images © Céline MichelSHOOT ! - La photographie existentielle
Festival Images © Céline MichelFrédéric Cordier, Tertial
Débarcadère CGN
Festival Images © Céline MichelTaylor Jones, Dear Photograph
Festival Images © Céline Michel


Andres Serrano pasting his JR photobooth portrait
Festival Images 2012 © Céline MichelStefano Stoll, director of the Festival Images
Openin ceremony
Festival Images 2012 © Samuel RougeVernissage
Festival Images 2012 © Céline MichelStefano Stoll, director, presents the Festival Images 2012 team
Festival Images 2012 © Samuel Rouge

Set up of the 2012 exhibitions

Ella & Pitr, Eglise Sainte-Claire
Festival Images 2012 © Céline MichelEx-EPA
© Festival Images 2012Ella & Pitr, Eglise Sainte-Claire
Festival Images 2012 © Céline MichelEx-EPA
© Festival Images 2012