The next generation: five leading photographers pick the hottest new talent

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Alec Soth, Dayanita Singh, Tom Hunter, Takashi Homma and Vanessa Winship choose new names to watch – from an artist who’s ripping female portraiture apart, to a Japanese observer of German society and a slum-dweller turned Delhi archivist

“It’s a publisher’s idea of hell,” laughs Tom Hunter, the renowned British artist-photographer best known for his staged tableaux referencing old master paintings. He’s talking about Lacuna, an extraordinary new photography book by 25-year-old Londoner Katie Bret Day. “Usually, photographers try to make books as cheaply as possible, as many as possible, then get rid of them and make a profit. Whereas she’s hand-stitching all these things together, hand-printing every picture. When you pick it up, you’re really intrigued by it: what is this? It breaks all the conventions. It sets up a whole new language.”

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