Video Chronicle

Private/Public Photography
16 April 2019

On April 16, 2019 the lecture by Małgorzata Radkiewicz "Private photography – public photography" took place.

The lecture addressed the issue of private and public photography, in terms of the subject, topic and the place of presentation/ publication. Recalling John Berger’s idea of connecting photographs with life stories allowed to discuss the idea of visual narration, that tells us the story of particular persons and their style of living. And the concept of a vernacular photography, described by Clément Chéroux, let us to think about photos and snapshots that are taken by average people in common situations of everyday – how to analyze them in the context of the tradition of photography and arts. 
During the lecture, there was presentation of contemporary and archive photographs, including photos by Jan Otko whose exhibition "Light in Their Home" is presented at the Center right now.

Małgorzata Radkiewicz – professor at Jagellonian University. She deals with issues of cultural identity in contemporary cinema and visual art. She studies creative work of women in film, photography, and art.