Koudelka Shooting Holy Land
Koudelka Shooting Holy Land is a unique and intimate look into the creative process of Josef Koudelka, one of photography’s greatest living masters. Filmmaker Gilad Baram follows Koudelka on his photographic journey through Israel and Palestine as he searches for the elusive moment in which a photograph emerges.
On Tuesday, February 21 Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum invites you to the movie screening “Koudelka Shooting Holy Land"
Czech photographer Josef Koudelka grew up behind the Iron Curtain and always wanted to know “what was on the other side”. In 2008, forty years after capturing the iconic images of the Soviet invasion of Prague, the legendary Magnum Photos photographer arrives in Israel and Palestine. On first seeing the nine-meter-high wall built by Israel in the West Bank, Koudelka is deeply shaken and embarks on a four-year project in the region which will confront him once again with the harsh reality of violence and conflict.
Filmmaker Gilad Baram, at the time a young photography student, was assigned to Koudelka as an assistant. Soon after they set out on their journey through the Holy Land, Baram begins documenting the master photographer. In each enigmatic and visually spectacular location – soon to become a new “Koudelka photo” – Baram's camera reveals Koudelka’s method of working, his perception of the places he is documenting, and the people he encounters.
The film will be shown with English subtitles. The author of the film will attend the screening.