Established purely for public benefit, the Fondation Vevey ville d’images contributes to the promotion and cultural development of the region in the field of visual arts, through the valorisation of the concept of ‘Vevey town of images’. The political authorities created this concept in the 1990s to highlight the large number of companies and institutions related to photography and visual communication operating on the Vaud Riviera.
To accomplish its missions, the Foundation has four main activities, which it finances and develops over a two-year period: the Images Vevey Biennial, the Grand Prix Images Vevey, L’Appartement – Espace Images Vevey and Editions Images Vevey. The Fondation Vevey ville d’images brings together all its operational activities under a single entity and brand, Images Vevey.
Since 2016, this new identity has reinforced the Vevey roots of a project that is becoming increasingly prominent on a national and international level.