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Josef Koudelka.  I love how his work possesses a sense of ambiguity but the photographs are taken in such a beautiful way. They are dark, high in contrast, grainy. Dramatic.  A very beautiful shot that suits the subject with the use of the movement. It contains a very eerie feeling to it but at the same time its very beautiful to look at. I find in this series of Koudelka encounters of mixed feelings.

Josef Koudelka. I love how his work possesses a sense of ambiguity but the photographs are taken in such a beautiful way. They are dark, high in contrast, grainy. Dramatic. A very beautiful shot that suits the subject with the use of the movement. It contains a very eerie feeling to it but at the same time its very beautiful to look at. I find in this series of Koudelka encounters of mixed feelings.

by Josef Kudelka

by Josef Kudelka

Koudelka - Josef Koudelka - Wikipedia

Koudelka - Josef Koudelka - Wikipedia

josef koudelka

The events in Czechoslovakia in 1968 was a sort of a trailer of what was going to happen to the Soviet Union. But the Soviet tanks rolled .

In 1962,  Joseph Koudelka  embarked on an eight-years’ project, a photo-essay in the tradition of Life magazine on the Gypsies of Czechoslovakla. Composed of portraits where the sitters were facing the camera, Koudelka dealt with the daily lives of Gypsies. Completely aware of the photographer’s presence and accepting of it, he was allowed into world very few non-Gypsies know from the inside. Dynamic and enigmatic,Koudelka looks through his subjects, finds the passage from the unconscious to…

JOSEPH KOUDELKA - Gypsy - See the exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago this summer www.ru International Society for the Romani Culture Studies

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