Tag: Josef Koudelka

An unpublished portrait of Josef Koudelka this evening on ARTE – The Eye of Photography

From one spectacular location to another, the director Gilad Baram, then assistant to Josef Koudelka (who allowed himself to be filmed for the first time), followed him on his journey in the Holy Land


Shooting Holy Land : A new documentary on photographer Josef Koudelka – The Eye of Photography

Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land, the debut documentary film of Israeli-born photographer Gilad Baram, offers a unique and intimate look into the creative process of world-renowned Czech photographer Josef Koudelka.


Brooklyn : This place, Josef Koudelka – The Eye of Photography

Since 1986, when I began to work on the landscapes of France for the Mission DATAR with a panoramic camera, I’ve tried to show how contemporary man influences the landscape. But I’d never seen anything similar to this. From my point of view, I could not find a subject more powerful than the Wall that mutilates the Holy Land.


12 Photographers Turn Their Lens on Israel in ‘This Place’ – Feature Shoot

For a land so deeply entrenched with history and conflict, Israel is not an easy subject to approach in a photography project, especially from a single standpoint. Born out of an idea by Frédéric Brenner, a French photographer who has long explored Jewish

Extraordinary New Book Unveils the Untold Stories of the World’s Greatest Photojournalists – Feature Shoot

The duty of a photojournalist, according to many, is to remain detached in a moment of crisis, to compartmentalize scenes of violence and war from the goings on of everyday life. As suggested by Italian journalist Mario Calabresi in his extraordinary book

Portrait of Josef Koudelka by Christian Caujolle – The Eye of Photography

I’ve never been interested in photojournalism that attempts to tell a story through several pictures. I’ve always sought out pictures that tell a story in themselves, letting each viewer see a story that suits them. For me, a good photograph is one that tells a different story to each person who sees it


Getty Museum Mounts First Major U.S. Retrospective of Josef Koudelka in Over 25 Years | American Photo

For nearly five decades, the Czech-born photographer Josef Koudelka has been traveling nonstop. “I never stay in one country more than three months,” he told Lens blog in a rare interview. “Why? Because I was interested in seeing, and if I stay longer I become blind.”


Josef Koudelka: the man who risked his life to photograph the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

After years of taking striking photos of Gypsies, the Czech photographer stood before the tanks during the 1968 invasion. He smuggled out his images, they went round the world and he fled to Britain. Here are his most poignant and powerful shots


Josef Koudelka: A Restless Eye

I was using this Fuji panoramic — but the problem was everyone stopped developing the film. You can’t get 220 film anymore and you needed to carry about 35 kilograms extra. I went to Leica and they did one camera for me that was digital panoramic, which is this S2 camera, and they make two lines and set it on black and white. I made four trips with it together with the film camera. In the last two trips I realized I was taking more pictures with this Leica and I am enjoying it more. The result is very comparable. The lens was exactly the same.


Look3: Josef Koudelka on the Measure of a Photographer, Courage, and Controlling Your Own Destiny

Koudelka also told the audience at the outset that he “never listened much to what [other] photographers say,” and recounted how Henri Cartier-Bresson had asked him to read and comment on the text of The Decisive Moment before that book was published. “I said to Bresson I’m really not interested and I’m not going to read it.” Koudelka added, “I think the best portrait of a photographer are his photographs, so please judge me on my photographs.”


Josef Koudelka’s Gypsies, Revisited

I know of few photographers knowledgeable of the work of Josef Koudelka who do not look upon his life as an artist with a certain level of romanticism. It holds true to a young photographer’s dream to have little by way of possessions beyond cameras, some film and the freedom to obsessively focus on the immediacy of the world through the lens