Josef Koudelka
Retrospective (1958-2005)

ISBN          2851072269
Sizes         29,5 x 28 cm
Pages       400 | French edition
Cover        hardcover
Publisher  Delpire | 2006

55,00 €

Josef Koudelka left Prague in 1970. To this date, he photographed the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet and produced a work on the Gypsies.
Exiled and lonely, he crosses the world, meeting people with an exceptional proximity to their lives, their sadness, their sorrows, their joys.
He displayed a zest to see the unusual. His compositions always have a great accuracy and his images are out of time, they do not give any mark. No other certainty. With only the evidence of the intensity of the gaze, charged with emotion, Koudelka addresses the uniqueness of the place, objects and people. His work certifies that he is a photographer with a personality and a rare power.

Texts by Robert Delpire, Dominique Eddé, Michel Frizot, Anna Fârovâ, Petr Krâl, Otomar Krejëa, Pierre Soulages and Gilles Tiberghien