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From the middle of the 19th Century, photographers took pictures of the Lavaux landscapes and the faces of those working in the vineyards. With the development of tourism, Francis Frith (GB), Adolphe Braun (FR), André Schmid and the Charnaux brothers’ (CH) photographs made a name for Lavaux throughout the whole world. Photography attracted visitors who were all left with traces of their stays in this wonderful area.

In the 20th Century, the poet Gustave Roud and the photographers Gaston de Jongh, Emile Gos, Max Chiffelle, Monique Jacot and Marcel Imsand turned their gazes to this landscape of incredible beauty depicting it through every form of poetry it is capable of inspiring.

Source : GIRARDIN, Daniel, « Photographie », in Lavaux, Vignoble en terrasses face au lac et aux Alpes, Lavaux World Heritage Site Application File for UNESCO, Cully, January 2006, pp. 24-26.


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