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Josef Koudelka Quotes

What matters most to me is to take photographs; to continue taking them and not to repeat myself. To go further, to go as far as I can.
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It never seemed important to me that my photos be published. It's important that I take them. There were periods where I didn't have money, and I would imagine that someone would come to me and say: 'Here is money, you can go do your photography, but you must not show it.' I would have accepted right away. On the other hand, if someone had come to me saying: 'Here is money to do your photography, but after your death it must be destroyed,' I would have refused.

— Josef Koudelka

I have to shoot three cassettes of film a day, even when not 'photographing', in order to keep the eye in practice.

— Josef Koudelka

Sometimes I photograph without looking through the viewfinder. I have mastered that well enough, it is almost as if I were looking through it.

— Josef Koudelka

The changes taking place in this part of Europe are enormous and very rapid. One world is disappearing. I am trying to photograph what's left. I have always been drawn to what is ending, what will soon no longer exist.

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I photograph only something that has to do with me, and I never did anything that I did not want to do. I do not do editorial and I never do advertising. No, my freedom is something I do not give away easily.

— Josef Koudelka

If I am dissatisfied, it's simply because good photos are few and far between. A good photo is a miracle.

— Josef Koudelka

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