This encounter with photographer Josef Koudelka, whose monumental work belongs tothe apex of contemporary photography, will offer a unique opportunity to get to know more about his exceptional work, but also the circumstances under which it was created.
Josef Koudelka will personally present photographs from three of his most famous series:
Invasion (1968) – a series of photographs capturing the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops;
Gypsies (1975) – a series of photographs taken in the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, France, and Spain during the years 1962-1971;
Chaos (1999) – a series of panoramic photographs from France, Greece, Lebanon, and the Czech Republic.
The presentation of Josef Koudelka’s photographs will be accompanied by the projection of two documentary films examining his often daring work in the field while creating his photographs.
The premiere of the film Records (2014, 30 min), which follows Josef Koudelka’s travels through Moravia, Slovakia and Poland during the years 2003 – 2011, will be presented by its authors, Jan Horáček and Karel Čtveráček.
Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land
(Sneak peek) by photographer and documentary filmmaker Gilad Baram, follows Josef Koudelka´s travels alongside the wall dividing Israel and the West Bank, during which he shot the unique images, currently on exhibit in the THIS PLACE exhibition.
A sneak peek to an upcoming feature film of the same name, a Geramn, Israeli, Czech, and Norwegian co-production. The Czech producers of the film, which has received funding by the State Cinematography Fund, are Radim Procházka and the Czech Television Film Centre.