Josef Koudelka – a time lab

Posted on by Bellamy

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┬áif 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.


One Response to Josef Koudelka – a time lab

cory Lum August 19, 2011 at 9:32 am

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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