Prague, 1968, Josef Koudelka. Gelatin silver print, 5 3/4 x 9 in. Image courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago, promised gift of private collector. © Josef Koudelka/Magnum Photos

Interesting interview with Josef Koudelka. Eric Kim’s commentary on the interview is also worth a read: 7 Lessons Josef Koudelka Has Taught Me About Photography and Life. His seven lessons, which he explains in much greater detail in his post, are:

1. Create the conditions of your life
2. Follow your intuition
3. On composition
4. Photograph for yourself
5. Remain interested in photography
6. Empathize with your subjects
7. Separate yourself from your photos

“The Czech-born photographer on freedom, landscape, empathy—and why good photographs are so rare

By Laura Hubber and Annelisa Stephan | November 20, 2014 via “We Are All the Same”: A Conversation with Josef Koudelka | The Getty Iris.

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