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Josef Koudelka

Czech-French Photographer

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Born: January 10, 1938 - Boskovice, Czech Republic

"What matters most to me is to take photographs; to continue taking them and not to repeat myself."

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Josef Koudelka is a Czech-born French itinerant photographer known for his seminal photo-books about the gypsies in Eastern Europe, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, and the Black Triangle, a region of environmental devastation. The black and white images in these photo-books represent key moments in human history that afford us the opportunity to learn from the experiences of alienation, conflict, despair, waste, loss, and departure. He uses photography to distill and visualize human values that have shaped our current human condition.

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