New Video: Kristoffer Axen from reGeneration2

In this interview, Swedish photographer Kristoffer Axen explains the subject and process of his work which involves a lot of post-production. He touches on more specifically his At Sea At Night series, picturing a very “dark and claustrophobic” world inspired by painters and filmmakers.

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.

Stay tuned for more video interviews with artists from this exhibition to be featured on the blog next week!

Click here to view and purchase the reGeneration2: tomorrow’s photographers today book

View the Aperture limited edition photographs by Kristoffer Axen and other reGeneration 2 artists here.

View previous interviews with curators William A. Ewing and Nathalie Herschdorferher and artist Geoffrey H. Short.

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