05.12.2021 at 18:00
Museum of Photography in Krakow
Plac Imienia Jana Nowaka-Jeziorańskiego 3, Krakow
Moderator: Łukasz Wojtusik
Participants and attendees:
Rafał Milach (photographer, Public Protest Archive)
Michał Okoński (Tygodnik Powszechny journalist)
Karolina Sulej (fashion journalist)
Łukasz Zaremba (researcher of visual culture, translator of Nathan Jurgenson’s book “Fotka” about photography in social media)
Can photography change the way we think about the world? Together with specialists from various fields, we want to think about how we use photos today: how do they influence our perception of fashion or football? How do they change our perception of politicians and politics or public awareness? And finally: how we use photos to talk to each other on a daily basis, posting them on social media or sending them through instant messaging.
The debate “What does a photo do?” is a prelude to the main exhibition under the same title, which will soon (in the first quarter of 2022) be presented in MuFo Rakowicka. At the Museum of Photography we want not only to show photographs, but together with specialists and our audience to reflect on how photography shapes reality. To this end, we will look at both new technologies and visual languages, but also analyze current canons.
Due to the pandemic, the number of places for listeners of the debate in MuFo Rakowicka will be limited, and all persons interested in participation are requested to book their places in advance. The online booking system will be available on Tuesday, 30. 11 on our website.
The participants of the debate are obliged to observe a sanitary regime – to keep a distance and to cover their mouths and noses.