Jordan, negative 2012; print 2013. Josef Koudelka (Czech, naturalized French, born 1938). 26 3/4 x 81 7/8 in. EX.2014.5.157 Image courtesy of and © Josef Koudelka/Magnum Photos
Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center
November 11, 2014-March 22, 2015
Revered for his enigmatic images of Roma communities and his dramatic documentation of the 1968 invasion of Prague, legendary photographer Josef Koudelka (Czech, naturalized French, b. 1938) has generated some of the most iconic and riveting photographs of the last fifty years. Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful, on view November 11, 2014–March 22, 2015 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, is the first retrospective of his work in the United States that traces the photographer’s prolific career over the last five decades.
Drawn largely from Koudelka’s personal archive, this exhibition includes rare prints used to create the 1975 publication Gypsies, maquettes that aided the preparation of the booksGypsies (1975) and Wall (2013), and vintage photographs that Koudelka sold for thehard currency he needed to flee Prague and enter exile in 1970. The exhibition originated from the Art Institute of Chicago, and is co-organized with the J. Paul Getty Museum. The exhibition will also travel to Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid in 2015.
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