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Rosphoto State Russian Center for Photography, St. Petersburg

Tomorrow's photographers today. A spotlight on 80 up-and-coming talents, they represent 30 countries and 120 of the world's top photography schools. The western photography still remain at the top of educational tradition in the field.

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Artists: Kristoffer Axén, Jen Davis, David Favrod, Robin Friend, Audrey Guiraud, DI Liu, Grana Camila Rodrigo, Simone Rosenbauer, Sasha Rudensky, Geoffrey H. Short, Tereza Vlcková, LIU XiaoFang, ...

curators: William A. Ewing and Nathalie Herschdorfer

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.

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.

William A. Ewing and Nathalie Herschdorfer are internationally well-known curators, authors of several publications on photography. The exhibitions curated by them have been presented in the worldwide famous museums of Europe and North America. William A. Ewing served as a Director of Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, (Switzerland) from 1996 to 2010.

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

Image: Robin Friend, Untitled (shipwreck). From the series Belly of the Whale. 2008

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Opening 8 July 2013 at 18.00
Front building exhibition hall, 2 floor
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).

ROSPHOTO. State Museum and Exhibition Centre for Photography
ul. Bolshaya Morskaya, 35 Saint-Petersburg 191186, Russia
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