NY: ICP PRESENTS: KOUDELKA – SHOOTING HOLY LAND

  • Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003 United States

JOSEF KOUDELKA & DIRECTOR GILAD BARAM IN PERSON!

This film follows Josef Koudelka in 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.

The screening of KOUDELKA is presented in collaboration with the International Center of Photography, on the occasion of the 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, and Chim (David Seymour) in May 1947. The exhibition is curated by Clément Chéroux, with Clara Bouveresse and ICP Associate Curator Pauline Vermare and is on view at the ICP Museum (250 Bowery) from May 26-September 3.

The presence of director Gilad Baram has been made possible by generous support from the Czech Center New York.