Magnum Photos Event
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by Josef Koudelka


Jul 1 - Nov 13 2018


Abbaye de Jumièges

24 Rue Guillaume le Conquérant

Jumièges, 76480


Between 1991 and 2015, Josef Koudelka completed a long journey around twenty countries bordering the Mediterranean, stopping at over two hundred Greek and Roman archaeological sites. This was an unprecedented exploration.

Before Koudelka, nobody had attempted to make such a comprehensive photographic record of these historical vestiges with so much persistence and so little assistance. His aim is to use art to re-appropriate a world that is escaping us and that we could loose – a world where the mind alternates between reason and faith, law and liberty; a world, “whose heaps of rubble and inexhaustible hopes we carry within us” according to Jacques Berque. Transforming rubble into hope – that is what Koudelka achieves in this exceptional journey, the different stages of which are presented in this exhibition.

The exhibition Vestiges is on display from July 1st to November 13 2018 at Jumièges Abbey, France, in collaboration with Magnum Photos.

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