Curator’s Take on reGeneration2
In this edited clip, the curators and authors of reGeneration2: tomorrow’s photographers today, William A. Ewing and Nathalie Herschdorfer, explain the anonymous selection process of this international survey through photography schools all over the world. By reviewing over 700 portfolios, the curators were interested to reveal “what photography schools are doing today” and not necessarily new trends. They also touch on specific directions within this survey they were surprised to encounter and the “complimentary unit” between the exhibition and the book.
This edited excerpt is from a panel discussion on reGeneration2 that took place on January 19, 2011 at Aperture Gallery, coinciding with the exhibition on view. In addition to the curators, the panel included Sam Stourdzé, Director of Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne and artists Ted Partin (USA), Benjamin Beker (UK) and Jennifer Osborne (Canada) from both reGeneration projects.
Stay tuned as we will soon feature on the blog a series of individual interviews with artists from reGeneration2!
reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today exhibition and accompanying publication, is presented by Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, and with the support of Pro Helvetia and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.