I don’t know much about him, but Brad Troemel is a 20 and I guess probably in school somewhere. I’ve followed his work on Flickr for a while now; it captured my interest right away because of its social themes and snapshot aesthetic. His magazine-like website is so packed with projects and images it suggests he’s constantly working and thinking about photography.
All of a sudden he’s all over the photosphere. On his blog Very Young Millionaire, Brad has started asking other photographers to write 100 words about a photograph of theirs he posts in an effort to encourage some discussion from what he sees as a prolific but largely silent generation of photographers. He is included in the sprawling Fjord project spearheaded by Grant Willing and Alana Celii, and he just posted an extensive interview with them on VYM about Fjord and a host of other topics.
Anyway, I guess my point is he’s advancing the cause, and I think that’s pretty rad.