Colour Photography in Vevey

La Fête des vignerons 1955. Photo: Archives de la Confrérie des Vignerons

The Wine Festival (Fête des Vignerons) is celebrated four to five times per century. The Festival started in the eighteenth century when the vineyard owners and wine producers of the region awarded the best wines and production facilities. It was not until 1927 that the first colour photography was able to record the colourful event. The exhibition gives an account of the colour photography of the Festival from 1927 to 1955.