This year will be an opportunity to celebrate the birthdays of and pay homage to two talented centenarians: the Swiss photographer Suzi Pilet, whose photographic collection is housed by the Musée de l’Elysée, and the American photojournalist David Douglas Duncan. Visitors will discover the eight nominees of the second Prix Elysée organized with the support of Parmigiani Fleurier. I would like to thank the local authorities of the State of Vaud for their support, as well as all of our precious financial and institutional partners, UBS, Parmigiani Fleurier, Retraites Populaires, the Loterie Romande, the City of Lausanne, without whom the Nuit des images projects would never see the light of day.

In 2016, the Nuit des images invites you to enjoy the view… of the sea, with a film by Sophie Calle; of the lake, with our exceptional Obscurama; of the wonderland in Brigitte Lustenberger’s projected images; and of photography’s details in an installation by Chassary&Belarbi. You can also sharpen your focus by examining the works of Christian Marclay, David Douglas Duncan and Suzi Pilet, or amaze yourself by creating your own photograms and a collective work with Martin Becka. Keep your eyes wide open and don’t forget your ears as, once again, the Musée de l’Elysée has decided to treat you to something special!