Monday 13th May | 6:00 p.m.and 8:15 p.m | barStudio, Kinoteka 4
Discussion within the “We Are All Photographers” project: Facts and myths. The significance of political photography before the screening of "Shooting the Mafia” by Kim Longinotto (screening at 8:10 p.m., Kinoteka 4)
In Polish only
Partner: We Are All Photographers
Along with the works of Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia, the movie serves as a starting point for debate on a tremendously important subject: the significance of political photography. How did it change after the fall of Communism in 1989 and how did photographers and editors make use of it? What was the role of censorship before 1989? Is it possible that it still exists, albeit in a completely different shape? We’ll take a look at photojournalism after 1989, discussing the participation of photographers in politics, their professional ethics, and the accessibility of the circles of power. You will also have an opportunity to learn more about the history of photography and examine the quality of published photos.
Piotr Wójcik – photojournalist, former photo editor at Gazeta Wyborcza.