As a young man, renowned Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka risked his life and his freedom to capture daring images of the Soviet-led invasion of Prague in 1968. In this video, he discusses these and many other gripping photographs from “Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful”, his first U.S. retrospective since 1988. Through September 14, 2014
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Josef Koudelka was a Czech photographer born in 1938 in Boskovice, Czechoslovakia. He started photographing his family and the surroundings with the Bakelite camera. He finished his engineering and worked as an aeronautical engineer. Later, he began taking commission work from theater magazines. In 1967, he decided full-time work as a photographer. He joined Magnum Photos in 1971.
1975 Gypsies, his first book, is published alongside an extensive exhibition of his photographs at Moma in New York. His famous publications are Gypsies, Chaos, Invasion and the Exiles Hb.