Documentary "Koudelka, shooting Holy Land" - McCord Museum

FIFA at the McCord Museum

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6 p.m.


Documentary Koudelka, shooting Holy Land


The FIFA at the McCord Museum

The Festival international du film sur l’art will feature a program of documentaries on fashion and photography at the McCord Museum. Join us on the last Thursday of the month for a screening with guest(s).

Koudelka, shooting Holy Land

Director Gilad Baram follows Czech photographer Josef Koudelka from one enigmatic and visually spectacular location to the next as he travels through the Holy Land. In each location a new scene unfolds, gradually introducing us to Koudelka’s method of working and his perception of the world he is documenting and of the people he encounters. Austere images of landscape divided by concrete walls and barbed wire reveal the horrifying absurdity of the conflict.

This long-term study of the photographer is combined with photographs from Koudelka’s private archives, giving viewers an intimate look at the solitary creative process of one of the masters of contemporary photography.

Koudelka, shooting Holy Land, Czech Republic and Germany, 2015, 72 min., Gilad Baram
35th FIFA – Price for Best Essay
In English and Hebrew, English subtitles


Philippe Guillaume, Doctoral Candidate Department of Art History Concordia University, Fellow Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Foundation for Studies in Canadian Art


Free activity. Seating is limited.
Location: J.A. Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum

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