Organized by Collection
Pursue and SelectionBy this Journal I don't intend to advertise any book (and it doesn't need ). But this Magnum release is a good oportunity to explore the "World of Photography".
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What are they, and what for? I went down that road before, here and they are records of a roll of film where photographers reviewed and edited their shoots from, a photographic image produced from film, sometimes from a film negative, and sometimes from a film positive.
And this release is important and spices up the curiousity because it shows how World-class photographers work, in two phases: the pursue of the image; and the selection process, as we do today, and the reasons that lead to their choices.
'Pulling a good picture out of a contact sheet,' Cartier-Bresson said, 'is like going down to the cellar and bringing back a good bottle to share."
Guy Le Querrec
David Hurn - B
Josef KoudelkaAs you know, I normally don't do (features) Journals.
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The exception goes to those photographers that had some historical importance in the photography World, those that influence(d) me, those that I believe can move others like they moved me, humanitarian photographers, and that normally live in the "shadow" of the same old Features and references.
"The maximum, that is what has always interested me." This is a quote by Josef Koudelka.
He was born in 1938 in Moravia and began photographing with a 6 x 6 Bakelite camera.
He staged his first photographic exhibition in 1961. Changed to a Rolleiflex camera and in 1967 decided to give up his career in engineering for full-time work as a photographer.
Awarded several times, was known for his exceptional photographs, which required an enourmous amount of courage.
Nomad at heart, he wandered around Europe with his camera and little else. In 1987 Koudelka became a French citizen and his work received support and acknowledgment from his friend, "