Koudelka . Piedmont
- ISBN 9780500543870
- 32.90 x 20.50 cm
- 76 Illustrations, 0 in colour
- First published 2009
‘A master photographer … This book proves he is still at the peak of his game … superb ’ – Black & White Photography
‘A deeply resonant visual tale … ’ – The Times
Whether photographing avant-garde theatre, gypsies on the steppes of Eastern Europe or resistance to Soviet guns and tanks advancing on Prague, Josef Koudelka has consistently produced images that provoke a connection to the larger questions of human existence.
This book brings together panoramic photographs from one of his most recent projects, the landscape of the Piedmont region of northern Italy. As Giuseppe Culicchia says in his introduction to this superb collection, ‘Today’s Piedmont is a region that is both wonderful and wounded. And here they are: the wonders and the wounds … Humans are largely absent from Koudelka’s images, because the book’s main protagonist is the land itself.’
• Includes an introduction outlining Piedmont’s history and culture by leading Italian journalist Giuseppe Culicchia.
• Koudelka’s powerful compositions lend themselves brilliantly to the panoramic format of the photographs and the book’s layout.
Josef Koudelka’s photographs of the 1968 invasion of Prague won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal in 1969. He left Czechoslovakia in 1969 and became a member of Magnum Photos. He has lived in Paris and Prague since 1980.