|Photo: Josef Koudelka*|
I had the distinct pleasure of rediscovering Koudelka's Gypsies while in NY. What's the big deal? The new Aperture version has many more pictures from the original essay that are every bit as good aesthetically as those featured in the first edition- and as if that aint enough, the reproductions in this version are luscious, luxurious, practically extravagant (and complete with several fold outs). It really doesn't matter if you (like I) have the first edition, that was only half the essay- printed with half their tonal values (and those of you who have the original know that the latter in not an exaggeration). *Hard to believe the above photo was excluded from the original!