The 2018 edition in a nutshell

"The 2018 Nuit des images aims to reflect the changing world with all that it implies for tensions, crises and tragedies. It will, then, provide a sounding board for the emotions and concerns provoked by these changes, whatever they may be and wherever they occur. During its flagship event, the Musée de l’Elysée will give the floor to artists and specialists who explore visual representations to define and redefine along with all of us the humanitarian principles that will shape tomorrow’s world. I would like to thank our faithful partners Parmigiani Fleurier, UBS, Retraites Populaires and the City of Lausanne without whom the Nuit des images could not happen, and I wish you all a very good “Nuit”!"
Tatyana Franck, director of the Musée de l'Elysée

"The 2018 Nuit des images invites you to appraise photography through the prism of three different programs: “Socially Aware”, “Literary”, and “Surprising”. Come and discover the various perspectives of artists and humanitarian professionals on humanitarian principles, but also tell us what you think of the subject and which experiences you’d like to share! Visit our gardens on the lookout for books, albums by Jean Dubuffet, pages of books in the company of Sun Yanchu, and readings – at times electric – for both children and adults. And last but not least, let yourself be surprised in a grotto designed by Rachel Rom or in the middle of a cloud of smoke! During the Nuit, you will also find out the names of the eight nominees for the third edition of the Prix Elysée, discover the work of the winner of the second edition of the Prix Elysée, and watch a tribute to Joseph Koudelka before enjoying a musical moment…"
Emilie Schmutz, coordinator of the Nuit des images


The Musée de l’Elysée would like to thank all the artists and curators whose projects light up the Nuit des images, as well as all the volunteers and the team who, once again, have joined forces to make this event a success.

The institutions which contributed to the program

Asia Photography Project
Association du Salopard
Collection de l’Art Brut
DDC Direction du développement et de la coopération
La Compagnie La Nuit et Le Moment
La Filature
Passerelle Culturelle

Musée de l'Elysée

Recognised as a centre of expertise in the field of conservation and enhancement of visual heritage, it holds a unique collection including more one million of phototypes, more than a dozen Collections and full Archives including those of Charles Chaplin, René Burri, Nicolas Bouvier, Ella Maillart. By supporting young photographers, offering new perspectives on the masters and confronting photography with other art forms, the Musée de l’Elysée experiments with the image.

The Musée de l'Elysée presents four major exhibitions in Lausanne each year and an average of fifteen in prestigious museums and festivals around the world. Regional by character and international in scope, it seeks to constantly develop new and exciting ways to interact with audiences and collaborate with other institutions.

The team

Tatyana Franck

Curators of the Nuit des images
Tatyana Franck, Marc Donnadieu, Pauline Martin

Coordinator of the Nuit des images
Emilie Schmutz

Technical assistance
Simira Räbsamen, Yannick Luthy, Michèle Guibert, Donovan Cantoni, avec Lucien Schubert, Matthias Obrecht

Sinje Kappes, Margarida Ramalho, Jessica Maillard, Maria Roche

Cultural outreach
Afshan Heuer, Stéphane Chapuis, avec Margot Nguyen, Nora Saieb

Passerelle Culturelle
Raquel Pérez Baena, Magali Stoller

Production & Web
Manuel Sigrist, Ludivine Alberganti

Reception & logistics
Laurence Hanna-Daher, Roxana Casareski, Miguel Meneses

Event management
Stéphanie Jacot-Descombes

Julie Maillard, Maria Amendola, avec Alyssa Garcia

External affairs
Pascal Hufschmid, Anastasia Nicolier, Hannah Pröbsting, avec Julie Dayer

Bookstore & publications
Nathalie Choquard, Laure Lane

Graphics & website
Atelier Cana / WGR Communication SA