Laurence Aëgerter exhibits at Photo Festival Images, Vevey (CH)
International photographic Nestlé Price, Photo Festival Images, Vevey (CH)
Festival Images Vevey awarded its 4th Nestlé Prize to Laurence Aëgerter for her project Photographic Treatment. This project explores the effects of images on people suffering from senile dementia, and particularly Alzheimer’s. Conducted in collaboration with neurologists, gerontologists and psychologists, this research aims to provide a therapeutic tool based on images, in order to improve the wellbeing of patients. Laurence Aëgerter’s work is based on recent scientific studies, which demonstrate that viewing images and manipulating printed photographs can have a positive impact on patients by stimulating their cognitive functions. Images will be printed using a silkscreen process to make them fragrant.
With the generous support of Nestlé, Mondriaan Fonds, Zorgbalans, Stichting Stokroos, Amstelring, Fonds Sluyterman van Loo, Stichting RCOAK, Huize plantage, GGZ inGeest, Pius Stichting and Fondation Beau-Séjour Vevey.
Scientific committee : Prof. Dr. Dick Swaab, Prof. Dr. Philip Scheltens, Prof. Dr. Rose-Marie Dröes, Dr. Debby Gerritsen, Dr. Frans Hoogeveen, Dr Elsbeth de Ruijter, Dr. Anneke van der Plaats, Dr. Tom van Gestel.