Jiří Siostrzonek:

PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIOLOGY

31. 1. 2011
On Monday 31 January 2011 at 7 p.m., at the LGP, there will be a meeting with Mr. Jiří Siostrzonek on relationships of photography with sociology and psychology. The auditory will learn how to recognize the visual message, and how to „read“ photography. At the lecture, amply illustrated with photos, Mr. Jiří Siozstronek will talk about the picture symbolism. Above all, the meeting with „Photography in a different way“ is intended for those interested in photography laps into other fields, other worlds of knowledge.

We take photographs of everything that addresses us. We create our personal picture diaries. On the one hand we are supersaturated with picture information, on the other hand, paradoxically, we wrestle with a picture illiteracy. It is customary that we often cannot read a visual message because we do not know the visual grammar, style, symbolical communication. In order to understand photographic pictures not only on the surface, we need to be provided with understanding, knowledge and life experience that intensify our enjoyment at the reading of photography. 

Mr. Jiří Siostrzonek  is the deputy leader of the FPF Institute of Creative Photography of Silesian University in Opava, where he teaches the principles of sociology and art psychology, history of visual arts and cinematography. He lectures at the Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc, at Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín and also at the universities in Polish Poznan, Katowice, and Wroclaw.

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