Pawel Fabjanski in conversation with Wiktoria Michalkiewicz will be 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?
WIKTORIA MICHALKIEWICZ: A graduate of cultural studies and Swedish philology at the Jagiellonian University and social anthropology with a combined diploma of six European universities, including the University of Stockholm and the University Autonoma of Barcelona, currently a doctoral student at the Institute of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University. Co-organized film festivals, cultural events, research projects and artistic, scientific conferences, worked on the production of feature-length documentaries in Poland, Sweden, Spain, France, and Norway. She collaborated in the organization of festivals and photography events, among others Nordic Light Festival in Norway, and Stockholm Photography Week. As a journalist and translator she publishes in magazines such as: National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, High Heels Extra, Travel, Focus, Focus History, Harper’s Bazaar, Digital Camera Poland. In 2011-2012 correspondent from Scandinavia to the magazine PHOTO. Founder and editor-in-chief of photography photo-talks.com. Producer, art manager and co-founder of the creative platform ShootMe art in photographic agency ShootMe.