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The India Vision Quest

Results of photo masterclasses by Wolfgang Zurborn
with young Indian photographers in Ahmedabad und Kolkata


Book Cover, Photograph: Iman Ahmed, Design: Richard Reisen

The publication is showing photographs by:

Imran Ahmed • Arko Datto • Shruti Desai • Shubham Dharmsktu
Manoj Bharti Gupta • Aamir Jasdanwala • Srinivas KN
Kannagi Khanna • Sunny Lamba • Poornima Marh • Hiten Noonwal
Swastik Pal • Anoop Ray • Aditi Rokade • Shankar Sarkar
Partha Sengupta • Rutul Shah • Sneha Trivedi • Alexander P. Hansen
Wolfgang Zurborn


Photograph: Anoop Ray

The India Vision Quest
published by Verlag Kettler, Dortmund 2015
Editor: Wolfgang Zurborn
Text: Manik Katyal
Concept and Editing: Wolfgang Zurborn
Book Design: Richard Reisen
Format: 32x24 cm
204 Pages, 114 Color Images, 17 B/W-Images
ISBN: 978-3-86206-495-3
Price: 48.- Euro


Photograph: Srinivasa KN

Introduction by Manik Katyal,
Founder & Editor-in-Chief Emaho Magazine, India

In India’s drive towards modernization, traditions, livelihoods and historic architecture are often destroyed. Bearing witness, young Indian photographers see a similar fate awaiting the landscapes all over India. Observing with keen eyes and an open heart, they have adapted the art of photography to changing times, while nevertheless acknowledging the essence of their subjects. These young photographers creatively captured the challenges and contradictions in India’s frenzied landscape of change, exemplified by the cities Ahmedabad and Kolkata.


Photograph: Kannagi Khanna

The result is a remarkable achievement by eighteen young Indian photographers, the „India Vision Quest“. Presenting a fusion of the old and new, they introduce the viewer to an exquisite, multi-layered perspective
of the hybridized and booming metropolises of Ahmedabad and Kolkata. Images of pre-partitioned neighborhoods, personal spaces, everyday construction sites, single screen cinemas on the verge of extinction, and the vibrant nightlife of Kolkata all highlight the dialectal relationship of tradition and modernity in India.
With a strong commitment to local memories, this volume features compelling and masterly assembled photographs in the hope of inspiring a contemplative and romantic perception of India’s urban landscapes. Carefully constructed realities carry the viewer into the chaotic, yet dreamlike world that can be experienced there.


Photograph: Shankar Sarkar

This publication is the result of two photography Master Classes in Ahmedabad and Kolkata, taught by German photographer Wolfgang Zurborn and organized by Alexander P. Hansen. Zurborn’s approach to India is quirky as well as humorous. Through colorful street images, his work engages with a diverse range of subjects and genres, ranging from the ordinary to abstracted details. With a rock-solid technique that never falters, Zurborn takes documentary to the realm of emotion and metaphor, thereby inspiring the photographers presented in this book.

The India Vision Quest is about the Indian atmosphere, focusing on a synopsis of daily lives in Indian cities, rather than an explanation. The photographers’ work attempts to recreate and respond to the situations surrounding them, approaching themes and subjects, which are often ignored.


Photograph: Wolfgang Zurborn

The masterclasses were organized by DWIH,
German House for Research and Innovation New Delhi.
Special thanks to Annette Doll-Sellen and Alexander P. Hansen

Thanks to Manik Katyal, Rishi Singhal and Suvendu Chatterjee
for nominating the participants of the workshops.

For the friendly support of the exhibition prints we thank the
Megalab AG, Cologne


Photograph: Arko Datto

 
 

Imran Ahmed
Arko Datto
Shruti Desai
Shubham Dharmsktu
Manoj Bharti Gupta
Aamir Jasdanwala
Srinivas KN
Kannagi Khanna
Sunny Lamba
Poornima Marh
Hiten Noonwal
Swastik Pal
Anoop Ray
Aditi Rokade
Shankar Sarkar
Partha Sengupta
Rutul Shah
Sneha Trivedi
Alexander P. Hansen
Wolfgang Zurborn

The India Vision Quest
Results of photo master classes by Wolfgang Zurborn with young Indian photo-graphers

08.11. - 13.12.2015

Eröffnung:
07.11.2015 20:00 h

Finissage: Vortrag von Wolfgang Zurborn über die Workshops mit jungen indischen Fotografen in Ahmedabad und Kolkata

Finnisage:
12.12.2015 20:00 h


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