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Josef Koudelka

Josef Koudelka, photographer.

Background

  • Koudelka, Josef was born on January 10, 1938 in Boskovice, Czechoslovakia. Son of Josef and Marie (Necasova) Koudelka.

  • Education

    • Degree in Engineering, Technology University, Prague, 1961.

    Career

    • Aeronautical engineer, Prague, 1961-1967. Free-lance photographer Divadlo Theatre magazine, 1961-1965. Official photographer Theatre za Branou, 1965-1970.

      Free-lance photographer Magnum photo agency, Paris and New York City, London, 1971-1980, Paris, since 1980.

    Works

    • Koudelka Gypsies. by Josef Koudelka, Will Guy
    • This book is a revised and enlarged version of the original maquette for Josef Koudelkas book Cikani (Czech for Gypsies), prepared by Koudelka and graphic designer Milan Kopriva in 1968, and intended for publication in Prague in 1970.
    • Invasion Prague 1968. by Josef Koudelka
    • The Czech photographer Josef Koudelka was centre stage with his camera when the Soviet tanks rolled into Prague in 1968, photographing mass demonstrations and the confrontations between protesters and invading soldiers.

    Connections

    • mother: Marie (Necasova) Koudelka
    • father: Josef Koudelka
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    Born January 10, 1938
    • 1961
      Technology University
    • 1961 - 1967
      Aeronautical engineer
      Prague, Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic
    • 1961 - 1965
      free-lance photographer Divadlo Theatre magazine
    • 1965 - 1970
      official photographer Theatre za Branou
    • 1971 - 1980
      free-lance photographer Magnum photo agency
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1980
      free-lance photographer Magnum photo agency
      Paris, Kentucky, United States