Bild/Photo: Mediathek Wallis, Martigny.

Max Kettel and Valais

Switzerland has always been a crossroads of political, economic and social developments, culture and trade from Roman times onwards.

The exhibition La Suisse Magazine. Max Kettel. Les reportages de 1926 à 1960 in Martigny shows for the first time the production of the (forgotten) photographer Max Keller (1902-1961).

More than 250 photographs and 120 magazines with his photographs are on show. They illustrate the reportages he made from 1926 to 1960 in and about Wallis and Switzerland.

Kettel was an excellent observer. He was a witness of  changes and his photographs are documentaries.

The Wallis Media Library (Médiathèque Valais/ Mediathek Wallis) offers free access to thousands of documents from different media, books, magazines, films, photography and modern media.

The library also organizes exhibitions and other events of cultural-historical topics. (Source and further information: