Josef Koudelka: Industries

Josef Koudelka: Industries


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.

Josef Koudelka
Industries
until June 28, 2020

LWL-Industriemuseum
Grubenweg 5 · 44388 Dortmund
https://www.lwl.org/industriemuseum

 Josef Koudelka CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Region of the Black Triangle (Ore Mountains). 1991. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos

Josef Koudelka CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Region of the Black Triangle (Ore Mountains). 1991. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos

 Josef Koudelka FRANCE. Region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The Nord 'department'. City of Dunkerque. Sollac. 1987. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos

Josef Koudelka FRANCE. Region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The Nord ‘department’. City of Dunkerque. Sollac. 1987. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos

 Josef Koudelka FRANCE. Nord-Pas de Calais. Dunkerque. 1987. Sollac. Coal piles. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos

Josef Koudelka FRANCE. Nord-Pas de Calais. Dunkerque. 1987. Sollac. Coal piles. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos


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