Place of event
: Galerija Jakopič - MGML Address
: Slovenska cesta 9 1000 LjubljanaPhone
: +386 (0)1 24125 00Fax
: +386 (0)1 24125 00e-mail
: Event starts
: 20.5.2014Event ends
: Galerija Jakopič - MGML ,Slovenska cesta 9
This exhibition brings together two series of photographs by the world renowned photographer Josef Koudelka, one of them depicting the life of the Romani people and the other ancient monuments of the Mediterranean region.
The latter, entitled Vestiges, was created during Koudelka's travels to the Mediterranean countries between 1991 and 2012. The photographer visited more than two hundred ancient Greek and Roman archaeological monuments and created the most comprehensive photographic record of them to date. His Ljubljana exhibition features a screening of 180 photographs of ancient monuments.
The other photographic series on display, entitled Gypsies: The Journey's End, is one of Koudelka's most ambitious projects. The photographs in this series were taken between 1962 and 1971, during Koudelka's travels around his native Czechoslovakia and the rural parts of Romania, Hungary, France, and Spain. Koudelka's exceptionally expressive photographs depict the Romani people as eternal travellers and their life as a primeval mixture of joy, wonder, grief, and mystery.
Josef Koudelka, born in 1938 in Czechoslovakia, is considered to be one of the world's most renowned masters of photography. His outstanding career began to take off in 1968, when, still as an unknown photographer, he documented the events surrounding the Soviet occupation of Prague and received an award for his work. Since 1970, Koudelka has been living in France. He is a member of Magnum, the world's most renowned photography agency. His work, which has been published in numerous monographs and exhibited around the world, has won him a host of prestigious awards.