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

JR, Inside Out
Festival Images © Céline MichelRiverboom Rase de Près
Festival Images © Céline MichelEcole de photographie de Vevey, Payday
Festival Images © Céline MichelEcole de photographie de Vevey, Payday
Festival Images © Céline Michel


Press conference
Festival Images 2012 © Céline MichelPierre Smets presents the opening ceremony
Festival Images 2012 © Céline MichelDieter Meier posing in front of his exhibition
© Festival Images 2012Chuck Samuels talking about his work
Festival Images 2012 © Céline Michel

Set up of the 2012 exhibitions

© Festival Images 2012Cindy Sherman
Façade de la BCV
© Festival Images 2012Sohei Nishino
Place Scanavin
© Festival Images 2012Ex-EPA
Festival Images 2012 © Céline Michel