EXiles. Newly EXpanded Edition. Photographs by Josef Koudelka. Essay by Czeslaw Milosz. Josef Koudelka has been acknowledged by the London Times as "the most potent and powerful photographer alive today." Unsentimental, solitary, deeply felt, sometimes troubling, Koudelka's photographs confront us, penetrate us, demand that we reflect on life's pilgrimage. The book's opening essay, by Nobel Prizewinning author Czeslaw Milosz, provides a moving counterpoint to these images. EXiles also features an expanded biography and bibliography on Koudelka, as well as many new photographs. Born in Moravia, Josef Koudelka began his career as an aeronautical engineer. His book Gypsies was published by Aperture in 1975. Koudelka resides in Paris. 67 blackandwhite duotone photographs, 11 3/4 X 10 5/8, 156 pages. Hardcover.
"Koudelka's unsentimental, stark, brooding, intensely human imagery reflects his own spirit, the very essence of an exile who is at home wherever his wandering body finds haven in the night. . . ."
Cornell Capa, Founder, International Center of Photography