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 the computer lab or both? reGeneration sets out to discover answers to these intriguing questions, previewing the work of fifty photographers who, if they live up to their promise, may well emerge as some of the finest photographers 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 photographic artists in over 200 superb images. Curators at the world-renowned Musée de lElysée in Lausanne selected the photographers from hundreds of candidates submitted by more than sixty of the worlds top photography schools. The panels choice was made with one key question in mind: is the photographer likely to be known in twenty years time? The results show that, as the new century builds momentum, the art of photography is alive and well, and that photographers of extraordinary talent are well on their way to making their mark. William A. Ewing is an internationally respected curator, author and museum director. He has been Director of the Musée de lElysée, Lausanne since 1996. Among his many books on photography are The Body, Love & Desire, The Century of the Body and Flora Photographica, all published by Thames & Hudson. Nathalie Herschdorfer is an associate curator at the Musée de lElysée. An art historian specializing in the history of photography, she has co-curated several major international exhibitions and is a contributing author to a forthcoming Thames & Hudson book on the subject of the human face. Jean-Christophe Blaser is an art historian and associate curator at the Musée de lElysée, where he has co-curated many exhibitions. He has contributed texts to numerous art magazines and exhibition catalogues and is currently at work on Hot and Cold Landscapes, a major anthology of contemporary photography. Radu Stern, Director of Education at the Musée de lElysée, served as advisor on reGeneration. Formerly Deputy Director of the School of Applied Arts in Vevey, Switzerland, he is a well-known educator as well as author on subjects as diverse as food, fashion and photography.