Program 2016

Summit Foundation




Created in January 2001 in Vevey, Summit Foundation aims to reduce the environmental impact of human activity in heavily-frequented sites. Festival Images, Montreux-Vevey Tourism and Summit Foundation propose a participatory photographic project that aims to enhance the beauty of the mountain landscape. Landmarks set up along the lake between Vevey and La Tour-de-Peilz invite visitors to take pictures of the Alps from the waterfront with their smartphones. The images are then pieced together digitally, composing a collective panorama. Exhibited in Salle del Castillo, the result takes the form of a time-lapse: the snapshots appear in the order they are uploaded by the participants before fading out and being replaced by new images.

A production by Festival Images Vevey, Summit Foundation and Montreux-Vevey Tourism
Original scenography by Festival Images Vevey and Summit Foundation