Different kinds of photographs have separate histories. Some come from the archives in order to be reused (found footage or new uses of existing collections – as is the case of the artistic practice of Robert Kuśmirowski or books by Wojciech Nowicki and Jacek Dehnel). Others are made especially FOR the archive, from the beginning consciously organising and subjugating them to an intentional structure and assumptions. During the panel the second problem will be addressed in particular – that of pa photographer's archiving practice. It provokes numerous questions concerning the documentary dimension of photography, its relation to possible aesthetic meanings, recent shift in the language of documentary photography, as well as, the change of the archive's meaning, especially the change of its meaning in the context of the notion of memory. The point of departure for this exchange will be Wojciech Wilczyk's photographic series: Black and White Silesia, There is no such thing as an innocent eye. and Life after Life. The aim of this meeting is a conversation open to discussion and exchange with the audience. Should such an aim proved impossible to be achieved, the effect will be the juxtaposition of two statements. In one of them the problem will be presented from the perspective of photographic practice, in the other – from he perspective of reflection on the notion of the archive.

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