Exiles by Josef Koudelka. First impression of the 1997 Revised edition (not the true 1st) in fine condition. No markings, pages clean, binding firm, jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see picstures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
The sense of mystery that fills these photographs mostly taken during Koudelka’s years of wandering through Europe and the United States since leaving his native Czechoslovakia speaks of passion and reserve, of his rage to see. The brilliant accompanying essay by Robert Delpire invokes the soul of man in search of a spiritual homeland; it speaks with a remarkable and unforgettable dignity.
About Josef Koudelka
Josef Koudelka (b. 1938) is a Czech-born French itinerant photographer. Firstly, he is known for his seminal photo-books about the gypsies in Eastern Europe, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. As well as the Black Triangle, a region of environmental devastation. Consequently, the black and white images in these photo-books represent key moments in human history. Henceforth they afford us the opportunity to learn from the experiences of alienation, conflict, despair, waste, loss, and departure. Furthermore, he uses photography to distil and visualize human values that have shaped our current human condition.
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