Monday, October 6, 2014

featured artist | josef koudelka | b. czechoslovakia, 1938

FRANCE. 1987. region of ile-de-france. the hauts-de-seine 'department'. parc de sceaux.

“the maximum, that is what has always interested me. ”

"josef koudelka, born in moravia, made his first photographs while a student in the 1950s. about the same time that he started his career as an aeronautical engineer in 1961 he also began photographing gypsies in czechoslovakia and theater in prague. he turned full-time to photography in 1967. the following year, koudelka photographed the soviet invasion of prague, publishing his photographs under the initials p. p. (prague photographer) for fear of reprisal to him and his family. in 1969, he was anonymously awarded the overseas press club's robert capa gold medal for those photographs..." continued via magnum photos »