300 x 220 mm
What are young photographers up to at the outset of the twenty-first century? How do they see the world? How much do they respect, build on or reject tradition? Are they busy in the darkroom or in the computer lab–or both? reGeneration sets out to discover answers to these intriguing questions, previewing the work of 50 photographers who may well emerge as some of the finest of their generation. This remarkable book, the broadest and most enterprising survey of its kind, showcases the creativity, ingenuity and inspiration of these up-and-coming artists in over 200 superb images. Curators at the world-renowned Musee de l’Elysee in Lausanne, France, selected the featured photographers from hundreds of candidates submitted by more than 60 of the world’s top photography schools. The panel’s choice was made with one key question in mind: are these images likely to be known in 20 years’ time? The results show that, as the new century builds momentum, the art of photography is alive and well, and photographers of extraordinary talent are already making their mark.
About the Authors
William A. Ewing is an internationally respected curator and author. He served as Director the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne from 1996 to 2010. He has written numerous highly successful books on the subject of photography, including The Body: Photoworks of the Human Form, Love & Desire, The Century of the Body, reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Face: The New Photographic Portrait and Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography, all published by Thames & Hudson.
Nathalie Herschdorfer is Curator at the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne. An art historian specializing in the history of photography, she has produced a number of important international exhibitions and co-authored numerous books. She was one of the curators of reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow 2005–2025 and a contributing author to Face: The New Photographic Portrait. She is currently completing a book for Thames & Hudson on the aftermath of important historical events.
Jean-Christophe Blaser is an art critic, writer and curator at the Musée d’Elysée.
About the Publisher
Thames & Hudson was founded in 1949 by Walter and Eva Neurath. Their passion and mission was to create a ‘museum without walls’ and to make accessible to a large reading public the world of art and the research of top scholars. To reflect its international outlook the name for the company linked the rivers flowing through London and New York, represented in its logo by two dolphins symbolizing friendship and intelligence, one facing east, one west, suggesting a connection between the Old World and the New. Today, still an independent, family-owned company, Thames & Hudson is one of the world’s leading publishers of illustrated books with over 2,000 titles in print. They publish high-quality books across all areas of visual creativity: the arts (fine, applied, decorative, performing), architecture, design, photography, fashion, film and music, and also archaeology, history and popular culture.