The India Vision Quest is a remarkable achievement by eighteen young Indian photographers where they have presented a fusion of the old and new resulted in exquisite, multi-layered perspective of hybridized boomtown of Ahmedabad and Kolkata. Pre-partition neighbor hoods, depicting personal spaces; everyday construction site; extinction of single screen cinemas in India; vibrant night life of Kolkata, tradition versus modernity. The dialectical relationships point to the challenge and contradictions in India's frenzied Landscape of change... Excerpt from the preface by Manik Katyal, Emaho Magazine
The workshops in Ahmedabad (Nov. 2013) and Kolkata (March 2014) were organised by DWIH, German House fpr Research and Innovation New Delhi. Special thanks to Annette Doll-Sellen and Alexander P. Hansen.
Thanks also to Manik Katyal, Rishi Singhal and Suvendu Chatterjee for nominating the participants of the workshops,
Exhibitions showing the results of the workshops have been until now in New Delhi, Pondicherry and Kolkata. More presentations will be in Ahmedabad (Oktober 2015) and Bengalore (November 2015).
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
Price: 48 € + Shipping Costs