Luc Chessex. A portrait

Documentary about Luc Chessex

"But deep down I have a communication metier, photography, and I have political ideas. Why not put them together?" - Luc Chessex

On June 6, 2024, a public screening of the film Luc Chessex. A Portrait took place at Photo Elysée, with a discussion with the artist himself.

Photo Elysée pays tribute to the career of photographer Luc Chessex (Lausanne, 1936). This documentary film Luc Chessex. A portrait was produced by the museum in 2023.

Since 1961, Luc Chessex has traveled the world, camera in hand. The documentary, which delves into his vast photographic archives, traces the photographer's career, his relationship with the medium and his link with the museum, since its creation in 1985.

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