Summer Meetings with Films on Photography

The second edition of the We Are All Photographers initiative’s summer programme – Summer Cinema – starts today. Within its framework, we will see four films about outstanding and completely different creators. Thanks to Jini Dellaccio we will get to know connections between photography and music, dramatic story of Tim Hetherington will let us understand the contemporary face of war and its consequences, Saul Leiter will show how to celebrate every single moment of life (also with a camera), and Sally Mann will tell us about her work and inspirations coming from her closest environment and family.

The screenings’ program:

Her Aim Is True

Jini (93) in action with a new Hasselblad on location for Her Aim Is True in April, 2010

Jini (93) in action with a new Hasselblad on location for Her Aim Is True in April, 2010

In 1964, 47-year-old Jini Dellaccio, an autodidact photographer, started to spend her time with noisy garage bands like The Sonics. This cooperation resulted in amazing images and innovative, for those times, covers of the LP records. Jini Dellaccio captured extraordinary portraits of Neil Young and early concerts of such bands like The Who, Rolling Stones and Mamas & Papas. In the film, the musicians and photographers connected with the rock scene of those days, join the artist to take an inspiring trip into the past, to the land of her talent, ingenuity and style with the musical subculture of the North-West Coast in the background. But the heart of this film is a universal story of love, creativity and a sense of independence.

The film won the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Tacoma Film Festival.

Her Aim Is True
Directed by Karen Whitehead | Country: USA | Year of production: 2013 | Runtime: 70 min
Screening: June 23, 2016 at 9.30 PM

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Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

A soldier from 2nd platoon rests at the end of a day of heavy fighting at the Restrepo outpost. The position was named after the medic Juan Restrepo from 2nd Platoon who was killed by insurgents in July 2007. Korengal Valley (Kunar province, Afghanistan), September 16, 2007

A soldier from 2nd platoon rests at the end of a day of heavy fighting at the Restrepo outpost.
The position was named after the medic Juan Restrepo from 2nd Platoon who was killed by insurgents in July 2007.
Korengal Valley (Kunar province, Afghanistan), September 16, 2007

On April 20, 2011, just after the premiere of the film Restrepo and only in six weeks after the nomination for the Oscar, the photographer and film director – Tim Hetherington was killed in the fire in Misratah (Libya), where he had been documenting the war. In his last moments he was accompanied by a Spanish photographer, who was holding his hand and trying to keep him in the consciousness. That is how the life and 10 years long career of the one of the most important journalists of the generation came to the end. In his moving documentary Sebastian Junger, the author of The Perfect Storm, War and a co-director of Restrepo, is following his friend’s work in order to show how talented and remarkable man Tim Hetherington was. The film confirms how dangerous the war journalist’s work is. It also makes us think that hundreds, if not thousands, of such war conflicts are still going on around the world.

Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
Directed by Sebastian Junger | Country: USA | Year of production: 2013 | Runtime: 78 min
Screening: July 14, 2016 at 9.30 PM

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In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter is believed to have been one of the pioneers of colour photography. His style of imaging and looking at the world inspired many artists and was recently, among others, the inspiration for the visual form of Carol, the film directed by Todd Hynes. Leiter himself hardly cared for his fame, preferring drinking coffee and enjoying the life with his camera in hand. Driving force behind his action was to search for beauty. He had collected a huge archive of works fulfilling his NYC apartment. In the film, which is an intimate and moving portrait of the artist, we see over 80 years old Leiter struggling with an attempt to tidy his full of memories apartment, the consequences of fame and the nosy director.

In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter
Directed by Tomas Leach | Country: United Kingdom | Year of production: 2014 | Runtime:  75 min
Screening: August 4, 2016 at 9.30 PM

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What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann

At Warm Springs. Taken from the Immediate Family series, 1991

At Warm Springs. Taken from the Immediate Family series, 1991

“The things that are close to you are the things you can photograph the best,” – is the motto of Sally Mann, the American photographer who has gained worldwide recognition thanks to her photos from the Immediate Family series, presenting her three children – Emmett, Jessie and Virginia. The series raised both, admiration and controversy. The limits of intimacy in presenting children was the subject of the discussion. In the Steven Cantor film, we meet Sally Mann on her farm in Virginia. The artist tells about her inspirations, her creative development. She shares with us her thoughts on death, passing and decay, which have become the main themes of her later works. We also meet her husband, Larry, and  their already adult children who comment the photos from their childhood. The film is a deep story on the artist’s life and work, it also puts lots of questions about the role and importance of the contemporary photography.

What Remains
Directed by Steven Cantor | Country: USA | Year of production: 2005 | Runtime: 80 min
Screening: August 25, 2016 at 9.00 PM

All the films (in original language version with Polish subtitles) will be presented in the open air on the Plac Defilad square in Warsaw (Poland).

We Are All Photographers’ Summer Cinema vol. 2 is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

What Remains – about Zofia Rydet’s ‘Sociological Record’

© Zofia Rydet_001

Courtesy of Zofia Augustyńska-Martyniak

What are today’s interpretations of Zofia Rydet’s work? What do we know about her? What have we learnt about her while working on her archive? These are just some of the topics that will be discussed at Saturday’s meeting on this extraordinary photographer, author of Sociological Record – a monumental project consisting of more than 14,000 pictures.

The conclusions resulting from implementation of the latest project – What Remains – will be also presented during the meeting. The project includes photographic activities in the localities where Zofia Rydet worked on Sociological Record over 30 years ago. Persons from her photos have been located, recorded and portrayed. These meetings have a significant impact on understanding Rydet’s work.

© Zofia Rydet_002

Courtesy of Zofia Augustyńska-Martyniak

 

The meeting, hosted by Ewa Pasternak-Kapera (cd! #6), will be attended by Zofia Augustyńska-Martyniak (Zofia Rydet Foundation), Agnieszka Pajączkowska (main animator of the What Remains project), Wojciech Nowicki (writer, journalist, photographer and curator) and Maciej Frąckowiak (visual sociologist, curator and researcher). The talk will be accompanied by photo and film presentations.

Zofia Rydet Foundation – WHAT REMAINS
@ Pauza In Garden (Małopolska Garden of Arts, 12 Rajska St., Cracow, Poland)
December 5 at 6:00 PM

Read more about Zofia Rydet’s Sociological Record @ www.zofiarydet.com
Read more about the Zofia Rydet Foundation @ www.fundacjarydet.pl

The meeting is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

!ART COME OUT! or meetings with masters of Polish photography

© Agnieszka Rayss

The next edition of !Art Come Out! meetings, during which well-known and appreciated Polish photographers tell about their work, starts on November 25. The invited guests share their experiences and tell about their own creative way, that is particularly valuable for those who are interested in professional photography and art. These meetings are a unique opportunity for a discussion on the topic covered by the lecturer as well as for seeing unique prints, albums and photo books.

The first edition of !Art Come Out!, organised by the Fotobzik association, took place in 2011. Since then the following artists have participated in the meetings: Paweł Piersciński, Adam Pańczuk (doc! #15), Anita Andrzejewska (cd! #1), Karolina Jonderko (doc! #1 & #18), Bogdan Frymorgen (doc! #8), Wojciech Wilczyk, Michał Łuczak and Magda Hueckel, among others. From the very beginning the meetings are very popular.

The guest of the first meeting of the new !Art Come Out! edition will be Agnieszka Rayss (doc! #5 & cd! #3).

Agnieszka Rayss | based in Warsaw (Poland) | photographer freelancer | engaged in documentary photography | studied art history at the Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland) | co-founder of the International Photojournalists Association Sputnik Photos | winner of many photography contests, including Newsreportaz, Grand Press Photo, BZ WBK Press Foto, Pictures of the Year International and two-time finalist of Hasselblad Masters Awards | recipient of a scholarship from the MInistry of Culture (2013) and from the Visegrad Fund (2007) | published American Dream album on the triumph of pop-culture in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Next meetings are scheduled for December 9, 2015, January 13 and February 17, 2016 and their stars will be Jacek Fota, Przemysław Pokrycki (doc! #7) and Szymon Rogiński, respectively. All the meetings will be held in the main auditorium of the Cracow’s Fine Arts Academy.

!Art Come Out! – Agnieszka Rayss
@ Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts (13 Jan Matejko Sq., Cracow, Poland)
November 25 at 6:00 PM

Read more about !Art Come Out! @ www.fotobzik.pl (website in Polish language version only)

!ART COME OUT! meetings are organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

We Are All Photographers vol. 4

Photo: We Are All Photographers

Photo: We Are All Photographers

The fourth edition of very popular meetings on photography – We Are All Photographers – starts this Thursday. This time, invited speakers will try to find out a connection between photography and film as well as between photography, fashion and culture. They will also consider if blurred image may be a good picture, how to start and finish a long term project, what artists find in photo archives and what the current position of photography in the Polish press is.

  • Photography and film, or a documentary marriage
    Piotr Małecki (doc! #18) -> October 8 at 7:00 PM
  • The praise of error, or in search of the lost aura of photography
    Zbigniew Tomaszczuk -> October 21 at 7:00 PM
  • Intuitive research or consistent strategy, or how to work on a long term project
    Agnieszka and Maciek Nabrdalik (doc! #15) -> November 5 at 7:00 PM
  • What fashion images want from us, or how the pictures of dressed people describe the culture
    Karolina Sulej -> November 19 at 7:00 PM
  • Atlas as an artistic gesture, or how to overcome archive
    Krzysztof Pijarski -> December 3 at 7:00 PM
  • The evolution or crisis, or what has happened with photography in the Polish press
    Marek Knap -> December 17 at 7:00 PM

As in the previous editions, all meetings take place in barStudio (Parade Sq., Warsaw, Poland) and they are free of charge!

More info @ wszyscyjestesmyfotografami.blogspot.com (website in Polish language version only)

We Are All Photographers vol. 4 is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

International exhibition ‘Generation 74′ opens PIX.HOUSE

Generation 74. © Kirill Golovchenko

Generation 74. © Kirill Golovchenko

With opening of PIX.HOUSE on July 15, Poznan will join the cities, in which documentary photography has got its exposition space. The gallery starts with a great hit – international exhibition Generation 74 that will consist of pictures by 11 photographers: Gintaras Česonis (Lithuania), Kirill Golovchenko (Ukraine/Germany), Nick Hannes (Belgium), Mindaugas Kavaliauskas (Lithuania), Davide Monteleone (Italy), Pekka Niittyvirta (Finland), Borut Peterlin (doc! #21; Slovenia), Przemysław Pokrycki (doc! #7; Poland), Tomáš Pospěch (Czech Republic), Simon Roberts (UK) and Vitus Saloshanka (Belarus/Germany).

„Are the numbers important here or do these eleven photographers have something more than the same year of birth in common? Yes, and quite a lot” - says Mindaugas Kavaliauskas from Lithuania, originator of the project. - “Today each of them is a well-known photographer in and outside their own countries. Some of them are considered photography icons all over the world. They were 15 when the Berlin Wall collapsed, the guys from the Eastern Bloc were 16-18 when their countries regained independence, and 30 when they experienced the European Union enlargement in 2004. They have all created long-term documentary projects, feeling that the world is changing from the analog-unique to uniformly global one. Their attitude to photographing is marked by their civic, social and individual sense of duty to say honestly about their home countries, dwelling places and the places they visited, preparing their projects. Their works don’t try to be fashionable, spectacular, anything but superficial or glossy. Instead of that, they are human, worried, bitter, ironic, humorous and critical.”

Generation 74. © Nick Hannes

Generation 74. © Nick Hannes

The exhibition will be connected with a Polish launch of the book of the same name. It will be accompanied by numerous meetings, discussions and lectures which together will constitute the four-day feast of documentary photography.

July 15, 2015
1:13 PM press lunch – conference with animators of PIX.HOUSE and authors of the Generation 74 exhibition
6:00 PM vernisage of the Generation 74 exhibition and official opening of PIX.HOUSE
7:30 PM Meeting with Mindaugas Kavaliauskas and Kirill Golovchenko
July 16, 2015
1:13 PM – 8:00 PM easy Thursday @ PIX.HOUSE: come, see the pictures, discuss
July 17, 2015
1:13 PM meeting with Maciej Frąckowiak, co-author of the Invisible City project
2:30 PM meeting with Piotr Małecki (doc! #18), documentary photographer of Napo Images agency
4:00 PM meeting with Jacek Piotrowski, documentary photographer, author of the City-People-Cars. 1984-93 exhibition
5:30 PM individual going to Stary Browar for the opening of the 2015 BZ WBK Press Foto’s post-competition exhibition
July 18, 2015
1:13 PM presentation of photographic initiatives of Greater Poland region (Władysław Nielipiński of Regional Public Library)
2:30 PM meeting with Grzegorz Kosmala, editor-in-chief of doc! photo magazine and originator of the DEBUTS project
4:00 PM review of multimedia projects awarded at Grand Press Photo contest
5:30 PM portfolio review with Mariusz Forecki, Adrian Wykrota (doc! #31), Michał Adamski (doc! #19) and Andrzej Dobosz (doc! #22)

Free admission to all events!

Venue: PIX.HOUSE, 35a Glogowska St., Poznan (Poland).

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Summer Cinema

Watermark by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky

Watermark by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky

Summer Cinema starts tomorrow!  Four movies about photography presented in four Polish cities (Cracow, Katowice, Poznan and Warsaw) during four exiting night meetings. Summer Cinema is a part of WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS – series of meetings which aim is to guide to the world of contemporary photography, a careful and critical look at the photography.

The first edition of Summer Cinema project will consists of the following movies:

Watermark (Canada, 2013 – directed by Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynsky)

  • Warsaw @ Defilad Square on June 2 at 9:30 PM
  • Cracow @ Forum Przestrzenie on June 11 at 9:30 PM
  • Poznan @ Brzeg Wschodni on June 25 at 9:30 PM
  • Katowice @ Galop on July 30 at 9:30 PM

Get the Picture (Ireland, 2012 – directed by Cathy Pearson)

  • Warsaw @ Defilad Square on July 6 at 9:30 PM
  • Cracow @ Forum Przestrzenie on July 9 at 9:30 PM
  • Katowice @ Galop on July 16 at 9:30 PM
  • Poznan @ Brzeg Wschodni on July 23 at 9:30 PM

Dans un Ocean d’Images (Canada, 2013 – directed by by Helen Doyle)

  • Warsaw @ Defilad Square on August 6 at 9:00 PM
  • Cracow @ Forum Przestrzenie on August 13 at 9:00 PM
  • Katowice @ Galop on August 20 at 9:00 PM
  • Poznan @ Brzeg Wschodni on August 27 at 9:00 PM

A Film About With Anders Petersen (Sweden, 2006 – directed by JH Engström)

  • Warsaw @ Defilad Square on September 3 at 8:30 PM
  • Cracow @ Forum Przestrzenie on September 10 at 8:30 PM
  • Katowice @ Galop on September 17 at 8:30 PM
  • Poznan @ Brzeg Wschodni on September 24 at 8:30 PM

All movies will be presented in original or English language versions ​​with Polish subtitles.

Summer Cinema is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS vol. 3 – meeting no. 6

Cover of the „Astigmatic. The music of Komeda“ album (Polskie Nagrania, 1965). © Rosław Szaybo

Cover of the ‘Astigmatic. The music of Komeda’ album (Polskie Nagrania, 1965). © Rosław Szaybo

The last meeting of the WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS vol. 3 is coming!

Krzysztof Komeda disappearing in the dark. Members of The Clash presented in punk style. Razor between fingers. First we see the album cover, then listen to the music. And often, the cover is our first association with our favourite album. How one chooses images that later become symbols of the records? How to merge image and music to display its character and power?

Come, listen to the speaker, discuss and… dance to the music played by two Dj’s: Agnieszka Obszańska and Agnieszka Szydłowska of the Polish Radio Channel 3!

Rosław Szaybo > Decisive frames or cult album covers

Rosław Szaybo – designer of almost 2,000 album covers for Krzysztof Komeda, The Clash, Elton John, Santana, Janis Joplin, Roy Orbison and Judas Pries, among others | a graduate of the Academy Fine Arts in Warsaw | known from cooperation with Stanisław Zagórski (1958-1963) | Art Director of Young & Rubicam advertising agency (1968-1972) and CBS Records UK (1972-1988) | his work has resulted with numerous Polish and international awards | lecturer at the Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Art (1993-2014).

barStudio (Studio Theatre @ Palace of Culture and Science, 1 Defilad Square, Warsaw, Poland)
May 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM

WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS vol. 3’s meetings are organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

More info @ wszyscyjestesmyfotografami.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/wszyscyjestesmyfotografami, and www.facebook.com/events/680842878707914 (all websites in Polish language version only)

The Independent AIR Residency | Masterclass 2015

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The Independent AIR invites emerging artists using photography and lens based media to apply for a 10 days intense residency|masterclass in Silkeborg (Denmark).

During 10-day-long stay artists from all over the world, together with invited special guests, will share, inspire, discuss, and challenge the concept of contemporary photography and visual art.

This year eight artists will take part in the residency|masterclass. Seven young and emerging artists will be selected via an official public open call. The eighth sit is reserved for outstanding photography student of the Glasgow School of Art (Scotland).

The 2015 confirmed guest artists are Antoine D’Agata, Jacob Aue Sobol and Trine Søndergaard. The founders and directors of Der Greif magazine will join for workshops and lectures.

Duration: July 21-31, 2015
Location: Silkeborg (Denmark)
Outcomes: Artist talk & collective exhibition

Who can apply? Young, emerging, early career artists and students working with photography and/or lens based media.

How to apply? Apply by sending your submission to theindependentair@gmail.com before May 12, 2015 12:00 PM (GMT). Please read carefully the terms and conditions @ The Independent AIR website before starting your submission.

Selected participants will be asked to contribute towards the cost of the residency|masterclass with EUR 400. The price includes all activities, accommodation, food, and transportation during the residency|masterclass. Selected participants can apply for a scholarship up to EUR 400. You should clearly state how the scholarship will be spent (i.e transportation, residency|masterclass costs etc).

More info @ www.theindependentair.com

WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS vol. 3 – meeting no. 5

Untitled. Negative no. 640_16. © Paweł Żak

Untitled. Negative no. 640_16. © Paweł Żak

Next meeting of the WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS vol. 3 series is closer and closer. This time, we will meet with Paweł Żak, who will tell about an impact of selected tool and way of recording the image on generated visual effects. Another area to be covered by the meeting are: how form of picture presentation affects its meaning and power, and why some modern creators choose archaic photographic techniques.

Paweł Żak > From metal plate to screen and back or all about the form in the photography

Paweł Żak (b. 1965) | based in Warsaw (Poland) | studied Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw | graduate from the Academy of Fine Art in Poznan (Multimedia Communication Faculty) | lectures in Photography at the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Journalism and ZPAF Photography College | member of the Association of Polish Artists Photographers | has presented his works at dozens of group and individual exhibitions in Poland and abroad | most known for such works like A Close Acquaintance (cd! #1), Stories, No Title, Sweet Monday and Other Still Lives, and Three Words and Other Still Lives (cd! #6) | his works are in collections of National Library of France in Paris, National Museum in Warsaw, Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Museum of Art in Lodz, and in private collections in Poland, France, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, United Kingdom, and the USA.

barStudio (Studio Theatre @ Palace of Culture and Science, 1 Defilad Square, Warsaw, Poland)
April 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM
WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS vol. 3’s meetings are organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

More info @ wszyscyjestesmyfotografami.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/wszyscyjestesmyfotografami, and www.facebook.com/events/680842878707914 (all websites in Polish language version only)

Lukas Vasilikos @ NEY Gallery&Prints

© Lukas Vasilikos

© Lukas Vasilikos

If you need our tip for this Friday, here it is! Come to NEY Gallery&Prints and see some of excellent street photography by Lukas Vasilikos, a Greek photographer who will talk about his photography, portraits, and Uncanny – a project on personal life of his family, balancing between anxiety, fear, and mystery.

Lukas Vasilikos (b. 1975) is a member of an international street photography collective VIVO (previously known as Street-photographers). His photographs have been presented in a number of festivals connected with street photography, including the Miami Street Photography Festival and Eastreet, among others.

See more photographs by Lukas @ www.lukasvasilikos.com

Lukas Vasilikos @ NEY Gallery&Prints
5 Spokojna St., Warsaw (Poland)
April 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM

The meeting is organised by Polish Street Photography and under doc! photo magazine patronage.