Josef Koudelka — EXILES, 1st edition

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“a powerful document of the spiritual and physical state of exile. Most of the images were taken in Europe during Koudelka’s own twenty-year exile from his native Czechoslovakia, starting in 1970, after having left in the wake of photographing the Soviet-led invasion of Prague. The sense of private mystery that fills these photographs speaks of passion and reserve, of his rage to see. Solitary, moving, deeply felt and strangely disturbing, the images in Exiles suggest alienation, disconnection and love. “Exiles” evokes some of the most compelling and troubling themes of the twentieth century, still resonating with equal force during this time of migrations and profound transcience”


New York: Aperture, 1988. 4°. Oblonged hardcover with very good dustjacket. Around 140 pages with 61 full page plates. Name of Danish photographer Stig Stasig to half title. Only light edgewear to jacket, overall a very good and attractive copy

First edition of this majestic photobook classic

Josef Koudelka — EXILES, 1st edition