Land Without Past

by Philipp ebeling




Land Without Past by Philipp Ebeling. First edition first impression in new condition. Flat signed by author to title page. No markings. This is a brand new book. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Land Without Past

Land Without Past is Ebeling's first book and it contains a deeply personal photographic essay about his childhood in a small village in Northern Germany. He studied how people lived their lives and it their obsession with making everything new while getting rid of everything old. In 'Land without Past' 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. Each book comes with an original photograph (10x10cms) held by photocorners on the back cover.

About Philipp Ebeling

Philipp Ebeling was born in Germany in 1977 and later moved to London in the 1990’s, where he currently resides. His work explores concepts of home, memory, past, and present. Ebeling’s 2014 book Land without Past is a photographic personal essay that combines found images of every day life during the war with photographs taken of contemporary Germany. Ebeling writes,” I grew up in a Germany that was obsessed with making new, people never liked to keep old things. It was as if with every wave of renewal in people’s lives, they built a little more distance to the past. After half a lifetime living abroad, I went back home to reflect on the disconnection between Germany of the Past and Germany of Now.”  Drawn to urban spaces, Ebeling has shot documentary and personal projects in Russia, China, India, Germany, and London.

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