Josef Koudelka Next - the only authorized biography of the Czech/French photographer, Josef Koudelka. An intimate portrait of the life and work of one of photography's most famous artists. Throughout his more than sixty years of work in photography, Josef Koudelka touches on a remarkable range of photographic subjects – from early theater works to his landmark project on the Roma, the legendary coverage of the Soviet invasion of Prague in 1968, to the loneliness of exile and the often devastating impact, people have had on the landscape.
Josef Koudelka: Next embraces all of Koudelka's projects and his development as an artist in the context of his life story and work process. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over nearly a decade with Koudelka—as well as ongoing conversations with his friends, family, colleagues, and collaborators around the world—this richly illustrated biography provides unprecedented insight into the mind of this notoriously private photographer.
Writer, editor and curator, former editor-in-chief of Aperture , Melissa Harris, has crafted this in-depth and personal history of both the man and his photography.
Josef Koudelka: Next presents hundreds of photographs, including many biographical and behind-the-scenes images from Koudelka's life, as well as iconic images from his work, from the 1950s to the present day. The visual presentation was conceived in collaboration with Koudelka himself, as well as his long-time collaborator, the Czech designer Aleš Najbrt. Co-published by Aperture and the Magnum Foundation.
Dimensions: 24 x 18.5 cm
Pages: 352, softback
Authors: Melissa Harris
Publisher: Aperture (together with the Magnum Foundation)