Josef Koudelka: The Making of Landscape
Large-scale landscapes by Josef Koudelka go on display in Scotland as part of Edinburgh Art Festival
“Where are the people?” Henri Cartier-Bresson asked Josef Koudelka when presented with his friend’s first panoramic landscapes photographs in the 1980s. Some 30 years later, landscapes have become the main subject of the multi-awarded photographer’s work, and the people are in fact everywhere in the empty landscapes captured in Poland, France, Wales, Israel or the Mediterranean area. These are man-made landscapes, for economical or political reasons and they tell human stories, belonging to a time long ago or contemporary.
This exhibition, produced with Edinburgh Art Festival, reflects on Czech-French photographer Josef Koudelka’s landscape photographs, through large displays of his 20+ meters long concertina photo-books and documents from his personal collection.
Exhibition catalogue available from 1 August.
In association with The WS Society, Edinburgh and The Times Scotland.
Part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2017