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Akademia Fotografii i Przedsiębiorczości

Time Of A Word – Time Of A Picture

Akademia Fotografii i Przedsiębiorczości

Time Of A Word – Time Of A Picture

A photographic image is just only a reproduction and a direct picture of the surrounding world, whose meaning is intensified by showing up a made copy. A trace made by use of light, in this case not only memorializes a symbolic way, which it had to go from an object to a light-sensitive material, but also keeps an accurate picture of a thing, manifesting its existence. Closing an event, a person, a landscape in a frame, strengths and confirms genuineness of an object. As G. Boehm wrote: “A thing seen one hundred times: a face, a forest, a mountain, a pot or a bottle becomes remarkable and precious thanks to a picture”. A photo often gives base to have knowledge a priori, which does not draw on direct experience. What is more, it decides about it and “makes its shape and content”. In this way, the reality in a picture changes our opinions many times and forms personal and social defining the world. In fact, photography is a subjective trace of narration representing ideas, which an artist who uses such medium, tries to give a spectator. They use an universal picture code which does not have to be translated into national languages. A picture, however, just like a world, usually owns many meanings, particularly when its extension goes into an area of symbol. So limitations of context are an essential element of a message. It also means unintentional coming back to a Word. Implications of the meanings are not the most important elements of the exhibited cycles. The students of Academy of Photography and Enterprise in Białystok made effort to create understandable narration using a description and rephotographic comparisons on the one hand and common symbols and cultural references on the other hand.

Art exhibition curator Grzegorz Jarmocewicz