September 28, 2019
Suzi Pilet, Portrait de jeune fille, undated, © Fonds Suzi Pilet, ADSP / Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne
No'Photo, the biennial photography event in Geneva, returns from September 21 to October 5 in an extended form for 15 days. The nocturne will take place on Saturday September 28, 2019 from 2pm to 1am and offers the public the opportunity to immerse themselves fully and free of charge in a dense programme by participating in the various screenings, workshops and guided tours.
The Musée de l'Elysée joins this new edition with the presentation of the film L'enfance rêvée based on the work of Suzi Pilet, which will be screened during the nocturne de la photo.
September 28, 2019 from 2pm to 1am
UNIGE exhibition room
Childhood, a carefree period of freedom. Starting in the 1950s, the Lausanne photographer Suzi Pilet, whose archives are deposited at the Musee de l’Elysee, made taking portraits of children her means of earning a livelihood. She photographed children in their homes, caught up in their activities, their well-being. During her travels – in Valais, France and Spain – she also immortalised another type of childhood: a poorer one, more on the fringes of society. For NO’PHOTO the Musee de l’Elysee puts in dialogue various series by Suzi Pilet in a new film, revealing the contrasts between different realities.
Biography of Suzi Pilet
Suzi Pilet is a French-speaking Swiss photographer, born in Vevey in 1916 and active 1958-2009 with a studio in Lausanne. Her professional work is characterized by portraits of children and her close connection to the literary environment of French-speaking Switzerland. Thus, being also a poet, she explored her creativity and non-conformism through experimental photography. She is also known for the children's book series Les Histoires d'Amadou co-produced with her companion Alexis Peiry.
No'Photo - from September 21 to October 5, 2019 in Geneva.
Nocturne on Saturday September 28 from 2pm to 1am.
More information at www.ville-ge.ch/culture/nophoto/