A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers

042 - Phillip Ebeling

Episode Summary

London-based German photographer Philip Ebeling grew up in a small village in Germany before making his escape to London at the age of 19 where he took a degree in photography at the London College of Printing. He subsequently won the Observer Hodge Award which kickstarted his career as a jobbing editiorial portrait photographer. In 2010, along with his wife, Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur, who featured on episode 11 of the podcast, he founded Fishbar a bookshop, gallery space and photo book publisher here in east London. His first book, published under the fishbar inprint was Land Without Past, 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 new book is about the forgotten parts of London. Leaving behind the landmarks of the centre, London Ends takes the viewer on a journey to the places where the city ceases to be a city and becomes a series of amalgamated villages. These places where London ‘ends’ are the places that Philipp has been drawn to with his camera for many years.

Episode Notes

London-based German photographer Philip Ebeling grew up in a small village in Germany before making his escape to London at the age of 19 where he took a degree in photography at the London College of Printing. He subsequently won the Observer Hodge Award which kickstarted his career as a jobbing editiorial portrait photographer. In 2010, along with his wife, Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur, who featured on episode 11 of the podcast, he founded Fishbar a bookshop, gallery space and photo book publisher here in east London. His first book, published under the fishbar inprint was Land Without Past, 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 new book is about the forgotten parts of London. Leaving behind the landmarks of the centre, London Ends takes the viewer on a journey to the places where the city ceases to be a city and becomes a series of amalgamated villages. These places where London ‘ends’ are the places that Philipp has been drawn to with his camera for many years.