Stéphane WinterSwitzerland (1974)
Started over 25 years ago, this series is rooted in Stéphane Winter’s own life story. Born in South Korea, the photographer was one-year old when he was adopted by a Swiss couple. When he was about 15, he began photographing his adoptive parents. Between staged productions and moments captured live, his funny and affectionate pictures evoke the small joys of everyday life, until the death of his father in 2011. By casting a positive and witty gaze on his own adoption, Winter leads us to rethink how we view a typical family and invites us to rid ourselves of preconceived ideas.
In the framework of this exhibition, Festival Images Vevey and Editions Gwinzegal will co-publish a book as an integral part of the work.