concept: Josef Koudelka
editors: Josef Koudelka, Irena Šorfová
texts: Anna Fárová, Helena Koenigsmarková, Irena Šorfová, Stuart Alexander, Daniel Herman, Josef Chuchma, Jan Mlčoch, Josef Moucha, Tomáš Pospěch
publishers: UPM and Karel Kerlický-KANT
editions: English and Czech
translation to English: Derek and Marzia Paton
photographs: Josef Koudelka/Magnum Photos
graphic design: Aleš Najbrt, Studio Najbrt
format: 31 x 24 cm, hard cover
pages: 308
reproductions: 440

ISBN 978-80-7101-173-6 (UPM, English)

1 600,00 



The volume, published to accompany the exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague on the occasion of the photographer’s eightieth birthday, presents a cross-section his life’s work. The volume is based on 350 photographs that come from large sets of his works, which Koudelka has decided to donate to his native land. These include all his important photographic series: Beginnings, Experiments, Theatre, Gypsies, Invasion 68, Exiles, and Panoramas. Edited by Josef Koudelka and Irena Šorfová, the volume includes essays by Anna Fárová, Stuart Alexander, Daniel Herman, Josef Chuchma, Jan Moucha a Tomáš Pospěch, a chronology of his life, and bibliography of works by and about Koudelka. It provides a comprehensive overview of the photographer’s life and works. It is published in Czech and English editions.


The exhibition Koudelka: Returning is taking place at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague from March 22 to September 23, 2018.