"Chaos" is a selection of panoramic photographs which characterize Koudelka's vision over the past ten years. These images of the landscapes of France, Greece, Lebanon or Czech Republic are strangely paradoxical: a harsh witness to the anarchy that man has imposed on nature and on himself.
Koudelka's work is nevertheless highly composed in its form. Straightforward and without controversy, it exposes the absurdity of a world that has been transformed into a state of dilapidation by war, pollution and mismanagement of power. However, a few images of intact countryside are there, but, according to Robert Delpire, only as a way to remember the past.
Size: 11 4/5 x 16 3/5"
Publishers: Nathan/Delpire (Paris, 1999), Phaidon Press Ltd (London, 1999)