Hardcover is the first publication of the current photographic and moving image practices of young artists, graduates from the Royal College of Art, London class of 2011. The Royal College of Art's Photography Department is highly esteemed worldwide for its innovative, ground-breaking and rigorous approach to image and moving image work. Alongside visual and text-based conversations and essays, 20 young artists are profiled, bringing together original material from each artist that has been specifically created for Hardcover. From photography to video art and the latest practices in a range of image-based media, Hardcover is an exhilarating exploration into the practices, concerns and interests of a new generation of artists. Beautifully illustrated, Hardcover also features newly commissioned writing, with essays by an impressive roster of leading academics and experts from the photography and moving-image field - including Simon Baker, Curator of Photography at Tate Modern, Olivier Richon, Professor of Photography at the RCA, and Californian-based artist and writer Leslie Dick - and is edited by internationally renowned photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg. Hardcover is an essential and covetable edition recording the work of a new culture of artists that will inspire anyone with an interest in photography, moving-image, and contemporary artistic practices.