Josef Koudelka started using a camera in panoramic format in 1986 while participating in the multi-photographer mission set by the Land Development and Regional Action Delegation, more commonly known as DATAR, whose objective was to “represent the French landscape of the 1980s”. He thus crisscrossed France, then the entire world, to take stock of modern humanity’s influence on landscape.
This exhibition gathers 30 panoramic photographs selected by the artist with in conjunction with François Hébel. These images bear witness to major human works, ranging from factories to quarries, enormous mining complexes, and abandoned zones. They carry the viewer into inaccessible and little-known area that exist between the sublime and disarray, to witness the imposing reality of industry that we now try to erase.
until June 28, 2020
Grubenweg 5 · 44388 Dortmund