Josef Koudelka – a time lab

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by Bellamy /

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I went to see John Sypal’s show ‘An endless attraction‘ today…again. John is a good friend and a passionate camera nut, a kindred spirit you might say.
Whist I was there, John showed me a book that was in the gallery, ‘Exiles’ by Josef Koudelka. Now, if you have not seen this book I suggest you stop everything, switch off the computer and go to a library or somewhere to see it, because it is simply amazing. Easily one of the most breathtaking photography books I have ever read. You can buy it here if you have the cash (you might need to have a chat with the bank manager).

This was not the first time I had seen his work, but it was the first time in a long time, and it shook me. I read a Salgado book afterwards and it paled in comparison, which is saying something. In light of this I have found a video about some of his pictures that I want to share with you. I think this will not be the first, as there are others that I want to share as well, but this is a good starting point.
Please enjoy the video and feel free to leave comments.

Thanks
Japancamerahunter

One commennt on “Josef Koudelka – a time lab”

    cory Lum August 19, 2011 at 9:32 am / Reply

    bellamy. cool for sharing koudelka’s work
    he’s one of my fav’s. his show was just at the shashin bijutsukan in ebisu.
    he came into tokyo just before the show opened.
    he’s a magnum rockstar ! his images , especially teh panoramics are stunning !

    next u’ll be shooting w/ 6×17 cm ! HAHA !

    cheers., c

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