Ways of looking at photography
Workshop for adults
View of the exhibition "Zofia Rydet. Record, 1978-1990", photo by Bartosz Stawiarski
What is the difference between looking at photography and looking through photography? Does a photograph's interpretation depend on the person who's looking? Or maybe it depends on the context? When you're looking at photographs, can you really tell what they show or what they are? How and why can you look askance at photography? What can you not see in photos? Can you define photography with photographs?
It is said that Zofia Rydet did not see most of the developed images of photographs she took as part of the “Sociological Record”. You’re invited to take a look at those images from less obvious points of view. We will use photographs from the “Record” to think about how and why we should look at photography in the first place, we will try to detect our own preconceptions and habits related with viewing photography and we will try to form a visual definition of photography.
The workshop will consist of a series of exercises performed in the “Record” exhibition space. The workshop is aimed for adult participants, especially those interested in photography (not necessarily photographers themselves).
Please see the exhibition before taking part in the workshop. Limited number of participants. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please e-mail us with a short answer to the following question: how would you describe your interest in photography? The organizers reserve the right to select participants.