The Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne is one of the very first European museums to be entirely dedicated to photography and the image.

The publications by the Musée de l’Elysée are the continuity of the museum's exhibitions and accompany all museum's activities. A lot of books are published every year, some including original material. The plurality of publications allows for an encounter between genres.

In 2016, the Musée de l’Elysée launches his « Collection – Musée de l’Elysée » in partnership with the Éditions Noir sur Blanc in Lausanne. The museum's catalogues, designed by Marie Lusa Studio (Zurich, CH), are now all in the same format, and assure a continuity and a visual coherence between the titles, in order to create a strong and long-term editorial identity.

This strategy of serial publication is also shared by the magazine ELSE, which design is similar. Twice a year, in June and November, the magazine ELSE presents about ten series and portfolios, mainly of emergent and unpublished photographers, introduced by eminent photography specialists from all around the world. 

Publications catalogue

Discover our most recent publications:

Publications catalogue 2016-2017
(English version)

Download the french version here


Ancient catalogues:

Publications catalogue 2014-2015

Publications catalogue 2011-2013



Lorenza Antognini
Editorial Coordinator    



Nathalie Choquard
Bookshop Manager