On September 15 and 16, 2023, Images Vevey and Photo Elysée join forces to organize the 2nd edition of Booklette

A fair bringing together Swiss and international photographic book publishers, created in 2022 by Images Vevey.

The equation is simple and friendly:
Books + Raclette = Booklette, now in odd-numbered years in Lausanne and in even-numbered years in Vevey.

– Friday 15 September 2023 from 2pm to 10pm
– Saturday 16 September 2023 from 10am to 8pm

11 am – 12 pm
Photobooks & Women
Panel discussion organized by near. association suisse pour la photographie contemporaine
With photographers Laurence Rasti, Zoé Aubry and Roxana Savin

The discussion will focus on the three artists’ relationship to the photographic book, as well as recent projects that in turn question the notion of femininity, denounce systemic violence against women and deconstruct socio-cultural ideas linked to the domestic realm.

  • Conversation in French and English
  • At the Atelier
  • Free admission, no registration

2 pm – 3 pm
Photobooks & Crises et Engagement
Panel discussion
With photographers Karolina Gembara and Paolo Woods

The photographers will present their editorial work, initiated in response to the crises shaking Eastern Europe (social movements, invasion of Ukraine, etc.). Karolina Gembara will present Archive of public protests and UATLAS. Paolo Woods will introduce his new review Kometa.

  • Conversation in English
  • At the Atelier
  • Free admission, no registration

4 pm – 5 pm
Publish Your Photography Book
Lecture by Darius D. Himes, co-author of the bestseller Publish Your Photography Book that demystifies the process of producing and publishing photographic books.

Based in New York City, Darius D. Himes oversees a global team producing auctions and exhibition as the International Head of Photographs for famed auction house Christie’s since 2014.

  • Lecture in English
  • At the Atelier
  • Free admission, no registration

6pm – 7pm
A conversation with photographer Henry Leutwyler, author of numerous books published by Steidl, including “Philippe Halsman. A Photographer’s Life”.

  • Lecture in French
  • At the Atelier
  • Free admission, no registration


Photo Elysée
Place de la Gare 17 Lausanne

Free admission

Book signings

Friday 15 September 2023

2 pm – 6 pm
Michel Malet, Hot dogs – Edition Blueman

4 pm – 6 pm
Antoine Martin, Virtual Mass – RVB books
Nicolas Righetti, Superdoğan – Editions Noir sur Blanc
Leonore Baud, To Hell and Back – art&fiction
Vladislav Semenov, HOLY Rus – self published (Photo Elysée table)
Michael Teixeira, RDM 68, Mémoire d’un quartier – éditions AXAXAXA (Indiana table)
Marlène Grand, membre d’Indiana avec l’édition Subtile – fanzines, littérature d’art et photographie (Indiana table)
Francisco Paco Carrascosa, Jack Daniels and Mr Freud – WFMK (Irene Jost table)

5 pm – 6 pm
Sabine Hess, you felt the roots grow – Witty Books (Ciao Press table)

Saturday 16 September 2023

12 pm – 1 pm
Zoé Aubry, #INGRID – RVB books

2 pm – 5 pm
Luc Debraine, Les Garde-Temps – Editions Noir sur Blanc

2 pm – 4 pm
Maya Rochat, Poetry of the Earth – art&fiction

3 pm – 7 pm
Michel Malet, Hot dogs – Edition Blueman

3 pm – 5 pm
L’Homme bleu, La Bible de Serrières – Edition Blueman

4 pm – 6 pm
Clément Lambelet, Happiness is the only true emotion et Two Donkeys in a war zone – RVB Books
Henry Leutwyler, Misty Coppeland et Life – Philppe Halsman – Steidl (Images Vevey table)
Lucas Olivet, Au bon vin – Editions Images Vevey
Mahalia Taje Giotto, Existential Boner – ECAL
Morane Grignon, Nos heures heureuses se dessinent – Indiana


L’Homme bleu and his Filmomatic
A strange, silent creature, l’Homme bleu will be deploying his Filmomatic at the Booklette, an interactive machine capable of producing flipbooks of 32 sequenced images in just a few minutes, little souvenirs of his encounters with the public.

  • On the Esplanade