Josef Koudelka was born in Moravia (Czechoslovakia) in 1938. Initially an aeronautical engineer, he launched full time into photography in the late 1960s. In 1968, he took photographs of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, which he published under the pseudonym P. P. (Prague Photographer) and for which he was anonymously awarded the Robert Capa prize. Koudelka left Czechoslovakia in 1970 and became stateless before obtaining political asylum in England. Shortly afterwards, he joined Magnum Photos. He lives in Paris and Prague.
“Josef Koudelka started using a camera in panoramic format in 1986 while participating in the photographic mission of the DATAR, whose objective was to “represent the French landscape of the 1980s”. He thus criss-crossed France, then the entire world, to take stock of modern humanity’s influence on landscape. This book, with an original, raw binding and an imposing format, gathers 40 panoramic photographs selected by the artist with the complicity of François Hébel.” Publisher’s Info
Josef Koudelka: Industries | Spiral binding | 42 x 30 cm | 102 pages | 40 B&W photographs | Texts (bilingual English-French).