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Tatyana Franck, Director of Photo Elysée, joins the French Institute Alliance Française in New York

Tatyana Franck, currently director of Photo Elysée has just been called to a prestigious position in the United States. She has therefore announced her resignation for the beginning of 2022 to take on new responsibilities at the head of the French Institute Alliance Française, a large multidisciplinary non-profit organization.


After more than 5 years of work, the new building of the Elysée and mudac museums, designed by Aires Mateus, is now complete. This is a decisive step in an extraordinary political and cultural project and the end of a uniquely ambitious architectural undertaking in our region. During the handover ceremony and the subsequent festivities from November 4 to 7, 2021, the public and the authorities will be able to discover the premises for the first time and symbolically take possession of the place before the official opening scheduled for 2022.

Ferenc Berko off-site exhibition

Based on the museum’s collections, Ferenc Berko: Fascination with the Ordinary presents 38 photographs from the artist’s seven-decade career. Berko’s work spans much of the 20th century. From his early documentary photographs of interwar Europe and his almost surreal images of everyday life to his later experimentation with color photography, the influence of modernity on his body of work is exemplary.

The Musée de l'Elysée adopts a new identity: Photo Elysée

23 septembre 2021

Closely linked to our move to Plateforme 10, our new identity puts photography first. Through a semantic and graphic play, Photo Elysée invites you to see – to see differently, to see further. Created by Gavillet & Cie with the Swiss typographer François Rappo, Photo Elysée aims to be bold and international.

Acquisitions et donations 2020-2021

20 janvier 2021

The year 2020 was punctuated by several acquisitions directly related to the desire to support contemporary creation, one of Photo Elysée’s key missions. The new acquisition policy, the museum’s purchases as well as donations and support are also detailed in the dossier.

Kurt Tong, winner of the 4th edition of the Prix Elysée

22 juin 2021

Chosen by an international jury of experts among eight selected projects, his identity is revealed on June 22, 2021. Kurt Tong’s work revolves around exploring his Chinese roots by using photography as a narrative tool. “This project brings together the great history with fundamental subjects, such as immigration, wars, expatriation, but also a love story that touches each and every one of us” underlines Tatyana Franck, Director of Photo Elysée, Lausanne.