Guest Post: 11 Magnum photographers who changed the world

Guest Post: 11 Magnum photographers who changed the world

11 Magnum photographers who changed the world: Josef Koudelka

11. Joseph Koudelka
Nationality: Czech/French
Quote: “The maximum, that is what has always interested me.”

Shortly after Koudelka returned to Prague from photographing Romanian gypsies in 1968, Soviet forces invaded the city and crushed the Czech reforms. He photographed this struggle and smuggled the negatives out of Prague and into the hands of Magnum. His images were then published anonymously in The Sunday Times. Koudelka’s identity was kept hidden in order to keep he and his family safe.

His photographs of the event drew international attention to the situation in Eastern Europe and came to symbolise the struggles of people living behind the Iron Curtain.

PAGE 1: Magnum photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson & Robert Capa
PAGE 2: Magnum photographers Steve McCurry & Stuart Franklin
PAGE 3: Magnum photographers George Rodger & W. Eugene Smith
PAGE 4: Magnum photographers Dennis Stock & Martin Parr
PAGE 5: Magnum photographers Philip Jones Griffiths & Philippe Halsman
PAGE 6: Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka

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