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reGeneration2: tomorrow's photographers today
Di Liu
Animal Regulation n° 4.
From the series Animal Regulation. 2009

reGeneration2: tomorrow's photographers today

Kristoffer Axén » Jen Davis » David Favrod » Robin Friend » Audrey Guiraud » DI Liu » Grana Camila Rodrigo » Simone Rosenbauer » Sasha Rudensky » Geoffrey H. Short » Tereza Vlčková » LIU Xiaofang » & others

Exhibition: 9 Jul – 11 Aug 2013

Mon 8 Jul 18:00

ROSPHOTO. State Museum and Exhibition Centre for Photography

ul. Bolshaya Morskaya, 35
191186 Saint-Petersburg

The State Russian Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO

ul. Bolshaya Morskaya, 35
191186 Saint-Petersburg



daily 11-19, Tue, Thu 11-21

reGeneration2: tomorrow's photographers today
Tereza Vlčková
From the series A Perfect Day, Elise… 2007

State Museum and Exhibition Centre for Photography ROSPHOTO
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

reGeneration2: tomorrow's photographers today

9 July - 11 August 2013

Opening Monday 8 July 2013 at 18.00

After the exhibition opening at 19.00 a public discussion on modern young photography will start in ROSPHOTO's conference hall. The panel speakers will be William A. Ewing, curator (Canada), Pascal Hufschmid, Head of External Affairs, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne (Switzerland), photographers — Sylvia Doebelt (Germany), Frederick Vidal (Germany).

The project «reGeneration», produced by Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, (Switzerland), is dedicated to discovering and representing emerging young photography. From 2005 to 2009 original exhibition was successfully shown in ten different cities across North America, Europe, and Asia. It received more than 120 000 visitors, who were also able to enjoy the catalogue, that was available in Europe, USA, Korea and Japan.

Most of the authors represented in the original edition of the exhibition have already become recognized photography artists. Following on the success, the latest edition of the Musée de l’Elysée exhibition, which will be presented at ROSPHOTO, turns the spotlight on 80 up-and-coming talents. They represent 30 countries and 120 of the world's top photography schools. The curators William A. Ewing and Nathalie Herschdorfer were to select the works mostly from Europe and North America, as the western photography schools still remain at the top of educational tradition in the field. Another initial rule was to consider only students or the recent graduates.

reGeneration2: tomorrow's photographers today
Sasha Rudensky
Park by Mariinsky, St. Petersburg, Russia. 2005

The Musée de l’Elysée selected for the exhibition the most promising candidates from some 700 entries submitted by 120 of the world’s top photography schools. The result is an inspiring and dynamic collection, featuring both documentary and fictive approaches, film and digital mediums, and spontaneous and highly conceptual work. It showcases young (most of them are not over 30 yet) practitioners focusing on major themes as diverse as the urban environment, globalization, issues of identity and memory, as well as their hybrid techniques, which allow them to obscure as never before the distinction between reality and fiction.

The detailed and illustrated exhibition catalogue will be presented during the opening event. The catalogue includes the article by Nathalie Herschdorfer about the history of the project «reGeneration», its purposes and results.

reGeneration2: tomorrow's photographers today
Camila Rodrigo Graña
Caro and Roxy dancing. From the series Simulacrum. 2007
reGeneration2: tomorrow's photographers today
Kristoffer Axén
A Bowl of Candy. From the series At Sea At Night. 2009