reGeneration 4

reGeneration 4

The Challenges for Photography and its Museum of Tomorrow

Radical positions: 35 emerging international photographers in focus



Title Information

Edited by Lydia Dorner and Pauline Martin. With an introduction by Tatyana Franck and contributions by Émile Delcambre Hirsch, Lydia Dorner, Pauline Martin, Emilie Schmutz and Lars Willumeit

1st edition

, 2020

Text in English and French


232 pages, 160 color and 6 b/w illustrations

22 x 30 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-857-7

In collaboration with the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne


Every five years since 2005, the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, has staged an exhibition to review tendencies and look at perspectives in contemporary photography. regeneration 4 accompanies the 2020 exhibition and features works by a wide range of emerging international  photographic artists. In addition, the book includes statements from participants in the earlier exhibitions, commissioned by the curators-editors, about their individual artistic evolution, in which environmentalism, social equality and inclusion, digitalization, and securing their own livelihood appear as key topics and practical challenges. The book presents these insights alongside depictions of the works by all thirty-five artists selected for reGeneration 4, brief commentary texts, and an introductory essay.


Named on the Longlist of the German Photo Book Prize 20/21.


Designed by Atelier Valenthier


Pauline Martin is a senior curator and Lydia Dorner an assistant curator at Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Authors & Editors

"While the first edition in 2005 was all about discovering rising photographers, the series has since developed into a radar that scans developments in photography." Regula Fuchs, Tages-Anzeiger and Der Bund


« Le catalogue ouvre une réflexion majeure sur les perspectives présentes et futures non seulement de la photographie, mais aussi de l’institution muséale en charge de sa conservation et de sa mise en valeur. » L’Œil de la Photographie