Private photography – public photography

Private photography – public photography

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Małgorzata Radkiewicz 

Jagellonian University

April 16, 2019 / 6.30 pm

Center for Urban History, Lviv

The lecture will address 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 will allow 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, will 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 will be presentation of contemporary and archive photographs, including photos by Jan Otko whose exhibition "Light in Their Home" is presented at the Center right now.

The lecture will be held in Polish with simultaneous translation into Ukrainian.

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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. The publications include, among others, The Female Gaze. Film Theory and Practices of Women Directors and Actresses (“Władczynie spojrzenia”. Teoria filmu a praktyka reżyserek i artystek) (2010) and The Faces of Queer Films (Oblicza kina queer) (2014) . She edited five volumes of the Gender series. She is coordinator in the research project financed by the Polish National Science Centre: Women Pioneers in Film and Photography in Galicia in 1896-1945 (NCN: Pionierki kina i fotografii w Galicji 1896-1945). She was a scholarship holder of the Ministry for Culture and Cultural Heritage, and results of research was published in a book : “Modern Women on Cinema” in which she analysis selected film texts and reviews written by women in Poland 1918-1945.


Сover Image: Pola Negri on the Beach, 1927 / NAC - Nardowe Archiwum Cyfrowe

Image Gallery by Iryna Sereda