The volume, published to accompany the exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague (2018) on the occasion of the photographer’s eightieth birthday, presents a cross-section of his life’s work. The volume is based on 350 photographs that come from large sets of his works, which Koudelka has decided to donate to his native land.
These include all of his important photographic series: Beginnings, Experiments, Theatre, Gypsies, Invasion 68, Exiles, and Panoramas. Edited by Josef Koudelka and Irena Šorfová, the volume includes six essays, a chronology of his life, and bibliography of works by and about Koudelka. It provides a comprehensive overview of the photographer’s life and works. It is published in Czech and English editions.
Publishers: UPM and Karel Kerlický - KANT
Concept: Josef Koudelka
Editors: Josef Koudelka a Irena Šorfová
Texts: Anna Fárová, Helena Koenigsmarková, Irena Šorfová, Stuart Alexander, Daniel Herman, Josef Chuchma, Jan Mlčoch, Josef Moucha, Tomáš Pospěch
Editions: English and Czech
Format: 31 x 24 cm, hard cover
ISBN: 978-80-7101-173-6 (UPM)
Price (at UPM): 1800 CZK (English)
The book can be in the museum shop on the ground floor.
Its publication has been supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.