Photographs as Documentation of Current Dilemmas
Marek JanczykMuseum of the History of Photography, Kraków
June 3, 2011
Center for Urban History, Lviv
The gathering invites people to reflect on how photographers and the images created by them are helping individuals interpret their surroundings and themselves. If one could catch at least some of the many perspectives and interpretations found in various photographs, then one could probably fully embrace the complexity of this topic. The situation requires introducing historical and contemporary examples that can anchor and interpret reality: from its presentation by conceptual creation through the new principles of doubt ingreality, in order to compare general opinion, skills, and habits to that which can be found hidden in the photographs of carefully selected motifs. Where is the boundary between the visible and the invisible? What is real and what is an illusion? It is only when we ponder such questions that we get a chance to become active participants of reality.
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Сover Image: Julian Dorosh. New Year's holidays in Lviv, 1960s. Collection of Andriy Dorosh / Urban media archive