In this interview, New Zealand photographer Geoffrey H. Short explains the process and the spirit behind his explosions series, when the terror and the sublime meet. Short also touches on how the series developed in a different direction, and the importance of his participation to the reGeneration2 project for his career.
reGeneration2: Tomorrow's Photographers Today exhibition and accompanying publication, is presented by Aperture Foundation from January 20 through March 17, 2011, 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.
Following the worldwide critical acclaim of the book and exhibition reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow in 2005, a breakthrough publication for artists such as Pieter Hugo or Nathalie Czech, Aperture Foundation and Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, have collaborated on a new edition. This second volume and exhibition–the broadest survey of its kind–features the works of eighty up-and-coming photographers selected from 120 of the world’s top photography schools.
As the digital revolution continues its relentless advance, it demolishes longstanding practices in every domain of the photographic field. reGeneration2 examine how the new generation of photographers operates, showcasing their inspiring creativity and ingenuity, and revealing the diversity of emerging photography.