Wedged between the major German, French and Dutch photography school, making a name for itself could have proven difficult for the Ecole de Photographie, Département du Centre d'enseignement professionnel de Vevey (CEPV). The first photography school in Suisse romande (French-speaking Switzerland), the CEPV turned the situation to its advantage. With the quality of its teachers and their technical and artistic values, the workshops led by leading players in European photography, and a pedagogy that combines creativity and rigor, the CEPV quickly proved itself. The photography festival Images originated in Vevey, whose slogan is now “Vevey: City of Images”, and the opening of the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne strengthened the cultural and artistic influence of the school.
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