Tribute to Gilbert Garcin

The entire Images Vevey team pays homage today to Gilbert Garcin (1929-2020) who passed away at the age of ninety. This remarkable and endearing artist leaves behind him a poetic visual legacy, resplendent with finesse and self-mockery. Our thoughts are with his family, especially his son Philippe. After retiring from a career in selling light fittings, Gilbert took part in a workshop in Arles, France and fell in love with photography. His tiny photomontages were handcrafted in his studio and hinted at the history of photography, and literature.

His scenes always staged a cut-out self-portrait, to create illusion and inspire philosophical reflection. Images Vevey presented his work in 2008, both indoors and outside. Here are the highlights…⁣⁣