If you are interested in photography, the Swiss Press and the World Press Photo exhibitions currently showing at the Château de Prangins, are definitely worth a visit. These two exhibitions feature the outstanding Swiss press photographs of 2014 and photos from the World Press Photo 15 competition.
The photo in the poster below (from the International section of the Swiss exhibition), was taken by Jean Revillard from L’Hebdo magazine. It is from a series of photos featuring people with electro sensitivity. They purportedly experience physical symptoms when exposed to electro magnetic fields. In order to get rid of any excess charge they “ground themselves”. To recover, they withdraw to places far from electromagnetic fields caused by WiFi networks aerials and transformers such as the wilderness of the French departments of Drôme or Hautes Alpes.
The following photo below was taken by Yvain Genevay. He won Swiss Press Photographer of the Year and in 2014 documented the story of a family of Syrian refugees currently living in Domodossola. His photos were published in Le Matin Dimanche
Next year’s Paléo poster has now been revealed to the public and it is already receiving some commentary on social media on how the fish on the poster reflects the fish/ the perch on Nyon’s own flag. Whether this is intentional or not, who knows?! The poster was designed by Ana Lourenço and Boris Jordan, two 22 year old second-year students in visual communication. Both students train in a workshop at the Geneva-based agency BaseDesign at the city’s School of Art & Design
A note for your diaries: Paléo will take place from the 19th -14th July 2016