The conversation of Karol Grygoruk and David Misiorny took place 27 April at the Leica Gallery in Warsaw, as a part of a series of meetings related to the publication of the collective photobook “Photographer is one of many”, presenting the projects of four photographers – Pawel Fabjanski, Karol Grygoruk, Jacek Kołodziejski and Lukasz Ziętek, in the context of their activities on the border of commerce and art. Individual strategies used in both personal and commercial projects are a pretext for asking the questions: How innovation and freedom of expression of artistic thought is constrained by the demands of the commercial reality? Can the artist integrate his individual strategies of intellectual and creative activities into the commercial work? Is the image created at the request may be the same as the one that is the result of a strategy known in the art world?
DAWID MISIORNY: Graduated from the Faculty of Cultural Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and Intermedia at the Faculty of Multimedia Communications UAP. Currently a student of Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies at the Faculty of KM UAP and lecturer at the Academy of Photography in Warsaw. His individual works were shown at many exhibitions, such as: Piekary Gallery, ZPAF in Krakow and group shows: Month of Photography in Krakow, Biennale of Photography in Poznan, Gallery of Contemporary Art Gallery in Krakow. His works and texts were published in magazines among others: Quarterly Photography, Point Magazine, Szum, PGI, Holy Ghost, Romka Magazine, Artforum. In 2012 he was awarded by the Month of Photography. In 2013, he served as a juror during the Warsaw Photo Days. In 2012-2013, he worked with Self Publish, Be Happy in London, and from 2014 leading magazine devoted to contemporary photography Magenta, of which he is editor-in-chief.