"If humans are largely absent from [Josef Koudelka's] pictures, it is because the main protagonist is the land itself. In some of his images, the construction sites appear as if they had been abandoned after some catastrophic event such as the one inferred by Cormac McCarthy in his masterpiece "The Road." It is almost as if Koudelka, through his camera lens, had already seen nature slowly beginning to heal its wounds by reclaiming what humans have taken away from it."--Giuseppe CulicchiaThis is the last photographic essay by Josef Koudelka, one of the most renowned photographers of the world, about the Piedmont region in Italy.
Josef Koudelka, born in Moravia, made his first photographs while a student in the 1950s. About the same time that he started his career as an aeronautical engineer in 1961 he also began photographing Gypsies in Czechoslovakia and theater in Prague. He turned full-time to photography in 1967. The following year, Koudelka photographed the Soviet invasion of Prague, publishing his