Magnum Photographer Josef Koudelka’s Focused On Gypsies

Revered for his enigmatic images of Roma communities and his dramatic documentation of the 1968 invasion of Prague, legendary Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka generated some of the most iconic photographs of the last 50 years. Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful — on view now until March 22, 2015 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center — is the first retrospective of his work in the United States.

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Prague, 1968. Josef Koudelka (Czech, naturalized French, born 1938)

 

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Bohemia, negative, 1966; print, 1967, Josef Koudelka

 

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Prague, 1968. Josef Koudelka

 

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Slovakia, 1963. Josef Koudelka

 

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Prague, negative, 1968; print, 1990, Josef Koudelka

 

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Czechoslovakia, negative, 1968; print, 1987-88

 

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Moravia, negative, 1966; print, 1967, Josef Koudelka

 

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Slovakia, negative, 1963; print, 1967, Josef Koudelka

 

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Slovakia, negative, 1963; print, 1967, Josef Koudelka

 

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Josef Topol’s Hour of Love, Divadlo za branou, Prague, 1968, Josef Koudelka