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Koudelka takes us into the action of the Russian invasion:
we feel so close to the reaction of the Czechs to their oppressors
because we see his life through his eyes. His pictures are powerful...

Koudelka is a famous photographer.
What makes me confused is that how the fact "we see his life through
his eyes" can be the reason of "we feel so close to the reaction of the Czechs."
If the author says "we see the situation through his eyes", then
it makes sense to me. But we see "his" life (in the photo) so we feel
close to the reaction of the Czechs???
What's wrong with my interpretation of the paragraph?
  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    It is a little unusual, but Koudelka's life seen through Koudelka's eyes would include a great deal about his personal response to the Russian invasion. His life, at that time, was very much engaged in capturing a photographic record.
    The commentator is suggesting that this is not only a view of the events, of things happening to other people, but it is very much a personal record of things happening to Koudelka. We learn of the reaction of Czechs to the Russians by learning of Koudelka's reactions.


    Hmm... I see. Yes, I think it's good to understand that way.
    Thank you, panjandrum!

    p.s. Why log-in members can't see the icon before ID while log-out people
    can see that???
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