Last Week of Invasion 68 Prague: Josef Koudelka in D.C.
Don’t miss your chance to see Invasion 68 Prague: Josef Koudelka on view at the Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum through December 28, 2008. This exhibition marks the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion of Prague and is presented by Aperture and Magnum.
These remarkable works made during that one historic week were smuggled into the United States, and are what earned Koudelka a prestigious Robert Capa Award, which he accepted anonymously.
According to The Washington Post:
“In his Prague pictures, he [Koudelka] mined the visual language of the Renaissance and romanticism to reframe that week-long struggle into a battle worthy of the ages. At the Katzen, several key images stretch five feet high, their scale amplifying their majesty.”
Admired for their almost biblical formal qualities, these emotionally charged black and white photographs showcase an incredibly tumultuous moment in history.
Invasion 68 Prague: Josef Koudelka
Exhibition on View:
Thursday, November 13, 2008 –Sunday, December 28, 2008
American University Museum
Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW