Previous exhibitions

© Su Sheng, Lili Wei. De la série Chinese Childhood, 2008

Anonymous Urban Life in Contemporary Photography

From 27 January to 01 May 2016

To what extent do modern cities accommodate people as individuals? It is often said that today’s big cities are anonymous, swarming human masses in which individual citizens drown.

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Harbour of Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, 1952 © Werner Bischof / Magnum Photos

Werner Bischof - Point of View and Helvetica

From 27 January to 01 May 2016

To mark the centenary of the birth of Swiss photographer Werner Bischof (1916-1954), the Musée de l’Elysée is presenting a retrospective of his work entitled Point of View, produced by Magnum Photos (Paris). A second exhibition, produced by the Musée de l’Elysée and entitled Helvetica focuses exclusively on Bischof’s Swiss years.

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The memory of images: the iconographic collection of the Canton de Vaud

From September 18, 2015 to January 03, 2016

Founded in 1896 by the pastor Paul-Louis Vionnet (1830-1914), the iconographic collection of the Canton of Vaud became part of the Musée de l’Elysée’s collections in the 1980s. It now contains hundreds of thousands of images covering the history of the medium.

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