Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Ahmedabad, November 4, 2015: The British Council is hosting a talk by emerging British photographer Philipp Ebeling in Ahmedabad on 4th November.  The venue is the British Council office, Bhaikaka Bhavan, Law Garden, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad 380 006

During his visit to Ahmedabad, Philipp will be talking about his book 'Land Without Past' on Germany, his current project 'London Ends' and Fishbar and the book-making process. Phillip Ebeling's first book ‘Land without  Past’ is a deeply personal photographic essay on growing up in a small village in the north of Germany and a meditation on the relationship contemporary Germany has with its past. 

The workshop is under the Reimagine Arts initiative by the British Council. Re-Imagine: India-UK Cultural Relations in the 21st century is a research and dialogue initiative looking at the relationship between India and the UK in the 21st Century. The project was launched in January 2012 with Counterpoint, UK, King’s India Institute, London and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) as partners.

Notes to Editor

About the books:

Phillip Ebeling's "Land Without Past": Ebeling's first book 'Land without past' is a deeply personal photographic essay and a meditation on the relationship contemporary Germany has with its past. Documenting the quiet, precise way in which people conduct their lives, the obsession with making everything new and the almost fearsome stability Ebeling takes us into the life of a hard-working German village. In the book, contemporary portraits of family and friends are interwoven with images of everyday life in the village from the war years, bridging a gap in personal history.

About the UK author

Philipp Ebeling works as an independent photographer, publisher of photography and curator.  He is co-founder of Fishbar Gallery in Dalston, East London. He lives in London and is also the curator of 'Unknown Quantities' Young Magnum at Fishbar and 'Father and Son' Pablo and Richard Bartholomew at Fishbar. He was also the publisher and editor, Jeddah Diary by Olivia Arthur. His work has appeared in magazines including the New Yorker, Guardian Weekend, Sunday Times, Dazed & Confused, GEO, and Le Monde. His photographs have been widely exhibited, notably at the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the ICA and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.  Ebeling has won multiple prestigious awards, such as the Observer Hodge Award and the National Portrait Gallery Award. He was awarded a one-year residency at Fabrica and was selected for the World Press Photo master-class in Amsterdam.  He was the finalist of 2009 CENTER Photography Awards, Santa Fe, Participant Joop Swart Masterclass 2008, Amsterdam. He was the UK Winner Magenta Emerging Photographers Awards with 'Generation Perestroika'. He holds a B.A. in photography from London College of Printing. 

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. We work in more than 100 countries and our 7,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programmes.

The British Council was established in India in 1948. The British Council is recognised across India for its network of 9 libraries and cultural centres. We offer a range of specialised projects in arts, education, exams, English language and society to audiences across India and more than 100,000 members. We also provide access to English language training and learning for both students and teachers, offer UK qualifications in India and enable opportunities to study in the UK.

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