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Film Screening and Talk

Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land Screening at Anthology Film Archives

Monday, June 26

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Avenue New York, NY


Join Aperture at Anthology Film Archives for a screening of Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land, featuring an introductory conversation with Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka and the film’s director, Gilad Baram.

Books will be available for purchase.

Koudelka follows the photographer on his journey photographing Israel and Palestine from one enigmatic and visually spectacular location to the next. In each location a scene unfolds, gradually introducing us to Koudelka’s method of working, his perception of the world he is documenting, and the people he encounters. A fascinating dialogue emerges between the moving images Baram films and Koudelka’s still photographs, as Baram places the photographer in his own breathtaking compositions. Austere images of landscapes divided by concrete walls and barbed wire reveal the tragic absurdity of the infamous conflict. Baram’s long-term documentation of the photographer in the field, together with the exclusive use of Koudelka’s photographic archive, result in a unique record that offers a rich and intimate look into the solitary creative process of one of photography’s greatest living masters.

This screening is presented in conjunction with the ICP Museum’s current exhibition, Magnum Manifesto. Co-produced by ICP and Magnum Photos, this landmark exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of the renowned photo agency created by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and Chim (David Seymour) in 1947. Magnum Manifesto is on view through September 3.

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Josef Koudelka (born in Moravia, Czech Republic, 1938) has received the Prix Nadar, Grand Prix National de la Photographie, Grand Prix Cartier-Bresson, and Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography, New York; Hayward Gallery, London; Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. A member of Magnum Photos, he is based in Paris.

Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land Screening at Anthology Film Archives