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The exhibition ‘Photography and Watchmaking’ is on show at the Swiss Camera Musuem in Vevey until August 21, 2022.

Photography and watchmaking represent two vital technical achievements within Western modernity, both of which rely on the high-precision mastery of time. In essence, cameras and watches – literally and figuratively – encapsulate time within a physical casing.

For Roland Barthes, the commonalities of the two practices are so profound that he speaks of his camera as a ‘watch for seeing’. And yet, up until now, the close link between timepieces and photography has received surprisingly little attention. The exhibition in Vevey invites viewers to explore this fascinating subject from a new perspective.

The showcase, which is accompanied by a comprehensive book released by Editions Infolio Publishing, is the result of a research project conducted in close partnership with the University of Lausanne.

For further information visit Swiss Camera Museum Vevey

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