Photo Summit | Concordia Design

Photo Summit Day at Concordia Design in Wroclaw is a unique open photography festival.
On May 27 we invite you to workshops with the best Polish photographers, photo plein-air workshops, exhibitions, portfolio presentations and inspiring talks and discussions about the future of photography and the role of AI in art.

Admission to all events free!

 

Photo Summit Program

Tom Graszewicz's lecture: 

 

Cyc - and the AI photo is ready.

Why might AI be an opportunity for the photography profession?

 

5:30 pm 

 

During the meeting, we will learn facts and myths about artificial intelligence and the most important generative AI tools - potentially crucial in a photographer's future work. We will learn about the possibilities of control that Midjourney gives over such elements as lenses, different types of cameras, control of the shot, aperture, exposure length, etc., as well as how to talk to artificial intelligence.

After the lecture, we invite you to join the discussion:

Artificial Intelligence in photography - opportunity or threat?

The debate will be attended by:
Maciej Nabrdalik, Beata Łyżwa - Sokół,

Marcin Watemborski and Tomek Graszewicz.

Moderated by Tomek Wolodźko

Note - seating reservations are required for the lecture: https://app.evenea.pl/event/AIwfotografii/

 

Tomek Graszewicz - CEO of Job'n'Joy and Up agency.
One of the best-known AI practitioners working in the field of creative creation with Artificial Intelligence. Specializes in Midjourney, Dall-E 2, GPT-3 based programs (including chatGPT) and many other generative AI solutions. Founder of the AI wizards community, centered around creative AI tools. Developed the world's first comprehensive Midjourney V4 course.

Winner of many awards including: EFFIE, KTR, Golden Arrow, Golden Clips, EBEA, Power of Attraction, Boomerang, and the Gold Medal of the Poznań International Fair for an innovative product.

Open-Up Gallery

 

A space where any photography enthusiast can show their own work. Bring your printed photos, hang them up, and then drop by with friends for the opening. Together we will celebrate your creativity! Works can be in any format, be sure to sign them!

Open-Up Gallery is a new project led by Tom Sikora - creator of the legendary Homeless Gallery.

Hanging of works: May 26, 2 pm - 6 pm.

Opening: May 26, 6:30 pm.

Tom Sikora

In the 1970s he worked as a photojournalist for the weekly Perspektywy.
In 1979, he completed two major photographic projects with Marcin Mroszczak: "Album" and "Alice in Wonderland," which were exhibited at the Pompidou Center in Paris at the Youth Biennale.
In 1982, he established an advertising photography studio in Melbourne, where he was twice voted the most creative advertising photographer in Australia and Oceania.
In 2001, together with Andrzej Świetlik, he established the Homeless Gallery, which promotes independent photography in many countries.

Photography workshops

 

A unique chance to meet outstanding photographers and learn their know-how. In the workshop room or while walking around.

Practical tips, concrete examples, opportunity to talk and exchange experiences.

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Workshop: How to tell photographic stories
Moderated by Iwona El Tanbouli - Jablonska
May 27, 9.00 - 12.00
room S7
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Workshop: The Art of Portraiture
Conducting: Victor Franko and Dr. Rafal Warzecha
May 27, 9 am - 1 pm
Room S6
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Workshop: But the idea! And what's next?
Conducted by Beata Łyżwa - Sokol
May 27, 9 am - 1 pm
Room S8
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Photo walk: Surprising urban images
Conducting: Joanna Smolka
May 27, 9 am - 1 pm
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Photo walk
Moderated by Tom Sikora
May 27, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Photo walk: Layout. non/human history of trees
Moderated by Michal Jakubowicz, Ph.D.
May 27, 9 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop: How to tell photographic stories

Moderated by Iwona El Tanbouli - Jablonska
May 27, 9.00 - 12.00
room S7

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In a good story, images are as important as words. They are like puzzles that must fit together. In this workshop we will cover the art of visual storytelling and how to tell a story through images. We will discuss the required skills that contribute to storytelling and communicate with the audience through visual language. You will also learn how visual storytelling differs from photo-editing. We will focus on creating a photographic narrative whether it is a personal project, an artistic project, or photographs taken on assignment.
Registration: https://app.evenea.pl/event/warsztatfoto1/

Workshop: The Art of Portraiture

Conducting: Victor Franko and Dr. Rafal Warzecha
May 27, 9 am - 1 pm
Room S6

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During the workshop I will talk about the methods of my work in the photo studio with natural and artificial light.
I will introduce you to the process of creating selected photo shoots. I will tell you how to work with a model - about the approach and working together on a photo set.
You will learn why, in most cases, minimalism and economy of form is better than glamour and overload in photography.

Enrollment: https://app.evenea.pl/event/warsztatfoto2/

Workshop: But the idea! And what's next?

Conducted by Beata Łyżwa - Sokol
May 27, 9 am - 1 pm
Room S8

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A good idea for photographic material is not even half the battle. The scotch is in the sea of possibilities. What can you do to set your project free, not lose confidence along the way, and give yourself over to the story? At a workshop aimed at advanced and beginners, we will look at photojournalism ideas and prepare a scenario of activities. Participants will realize the material in the city, all you need to have with you is a cell phone or if someone prefers a digital camera. It is advisable to bring your own computer to the workshop so that you can present your work in the second part of the workshop.

Enrollment:https://app.evenea.pl/event/warsztatfotoBL/

 

Photo walk: Surprising urban images

Conducting: Joanna Smolka
May 27, 9 am - 1 pm

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Energetic and exuberant or calm, steeped in nostalgia? A collection of pleasant images or difficult stories? What will this tale of Wroclaw be like?
We land on Słodowa Island. A meeting place of all kinds, a cultural melting pot. We will try to immerse ourselves in this energy, to draw on its unpredictability, to see where it will carry us and what it will show us.
We invite you to a photographic walk, during which, guided by intuition and based on the "luck" of the photographer, we will weave a story, maybe not only of the city anymore.
Number of participants: 30 people

Enrollment: https://app.evenea.pl/event/spacerfoto1/

Photo walk

Moderated by Tom Sikora
May 27, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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A photo walk with one of Poland's most interesting photographers - the unapologetic, fascinated by independent photography Tomek Sikora. Bring your cameras or phones and let's go explore the city together!

Enrollment: https://app.evenea.pl/event/Spacerfoto2/

 

Photo walk: Layout. non/human history of trees

Moderated by Michal Jakubowicz, Ph.D.
May 27, 9 am - 12:30 pm

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The photographic walk will be along the paths of Wroclaw parks among unique in the country layouts - arrangements of trees. During the open-air workshop the participants will create material for a virtual photo book. The title layout is inspired by the book's layout of illustrations and text, while for the photographers it will be a compositional challenge to observe the space. In addition, the participants will receive a set of digressive slogans, referring to the specifics of photographic imagination and visual interpretation of non/human history of trees.

Enrollment: https://app.evenea.pl/event/Spacerfoto3/

 

Portfolio overview

Your work will be viewed by some of Poland's best photographers, and their feedback will help you develop your skills and guide your future photographic career.

Rules of participation: choose one of the experts presented below and register via the link provided with each of our reviewers. Send an email to kultura@concordiadesign.pl with your information and a link to the disk with the selected 50 photos.

Recruitment continues until May 20. Selected persons will be invited for an individual interview.

Each meeting will last 30 minutes.

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Position
Conducting: Veronika Kosinska
Hour 11.00 - 14.00
View Room
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National Geographic's position
Moderated by: Iwona El Tanbouli - Jablonska
Hour 13.30 - 16.00
Hall View
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The post TIFF Collective
Conducting: Ewa Budnik and Oliwia Drozdowicz
Hour 13.00 - 16.00
View Room
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Position Agency VII
Moderated by Maciek Nabrdalik
11.00 - 14.00
Sala Widok
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Position SWPS University
Moderated by Dr. Michal Jakubowicz
13.30 - 16.00
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Position

Conducting: Veronika Kosinska
Hour 11.00 - 14.00
View Room

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Portfolio review with Veronika Kosinska, she is a beauty and fashion photographer by day. She has photographed for magazines such as: "Vogue", "Harper's Bazaar", "L'Offciel", "Elle", "Forbes Women", "Newsweek", "K Mag", "PANI", "High Heels Extra", and her clients include: "Clarins", "Estee Lauder", "Swarovski", "PUMA".

Rules of participation: Please register (link below) and then send an email to kultura@concordiadesign.pl with your name and a link to a disk with 50 photos of your choice. Recruitment will last until May 20. Selected people will be invited to a meeting.

Enrollment:https://app.evenea.pl/event/przeglapMP/

 

National Geographic's position

Moderated by: Iwona El Tanbouli - Jablonska
Hour 13.30 - 16.00
Hall View

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Portfolio review with Iwona El Tanbouli-Jabłońska - artistic director of National Geographic, award-winning photographer (including 2-time Grand Press Photo)
Rules of participation: Please register (link below) and then send an email to kultura@concordiadesign.pl with your name and surname and a link to the disk with 50 photos of your choice. Recruitment will last until May 20. Selected people will be invited to a meeting.

Enrollment:
https://app.evenea.pl/event/przegladportfolioNG/

The post TIFF Collective

Conducting: Ewa Budnik and Oliwia Drozdowicz
Hour 13.00 - 16.00
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Ewa Budnik - photographer, creator of visual arts. Board member of the TIFF Collective Foundation.

Oliwia Drozdowicz - photographer, cultural animator, visual artist. She is a member of the TIFF Collective Foundation.

Rules of participation: Please register (link below) and then send an email to kultura@concordiadesign.pl with your name and a link to a disk with 50 photos of your choice. Recruitment will last until May 20. Selected people will be invited to a meeting.

Notes:

https://app.evenea.pl/event/przegladporfoliotiff/

 

Position Agency VII

Moderated by Maciek Nabrdalik
11.00 - 14.00
Sala Widok

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Portfolio review with Maciek Nabrdalik - photographer associated with the prestigious American agency VII.
Rules of participation: Please register (link below) and then send an email to kultura@concordiadesign.pl with your name and surname and a link to a disk with 50 photos of your choice. Recruitment will last until May 20. Selected people will be invited to a meeting.

Notes:

https://app.evenea.pl/event/przegladportfolioVII/

 

 

Position SWPS University

Moderated by Dr. Michal Jakubowicz
13.30 - 16.00
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Portfolio review with Prof. Michal Jakubowicz - lecturer and researcher who has been teaching studio photography at SWPS University and creative classes at the Intermedia Activities Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw for over 10 years.
Rules of participation: Please register (link below) and then send an email to kultura@concordiadesign.pl with your name and a link to a disk with 50 photos of your choice. Recruitment will last until May 20. Selected people will be invited to a meeting.

Enrollment:
https://app.evenea.pl/event/przegladportfolioswps/

Photo-essay shows

 

A photographic journey through the work of exceptional artists.

We will immerse ourselves in the stories told with images by our guests, learn what inspires them and how they achieve the desired effect.

The event is free of charge, please reserve your seats:

https://app.evenea.pl/event/fotoesej/

 

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Meeting with Alok Malachowski
May 27, 1:00 pm - 1:35 pm
Chamber Hall 
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Meeting with Veronika Kosinska
May 27, 3:55 - 4:30 pm
Chamber Hall
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Meeting with Victor Franko
May 27, 2:20 - 2:55 pm
Chamber Hall
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Meeting with Maciek Nabrdalik
May 27, 4:35 pm - 5:10 pm
Chamber Hall
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Meeting with Tom Sikora
May 27, 3:15 - 3:50 pm
Chamber Hall
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Meeting with Marek Swica and Adrianna Gębala - Pietras
May 27, 1:40 - 2:15 pm
Chamber Hall
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Tomek Wolodźko
Panel moderator
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Marcin Watemborski
Panelist, managing editor of WP Fotoblogia

Meeting with Alok Malachowski

May 27, 1:00 pm - 1:35 pm
Chamber Hall 

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Aleksander Malachowski, Hashtagalek - Architectural photographer, Master of Arts, co-founder of ProjektFotografia.pl course. When observing reality, he focuses on geometry, symmetry and minimalism. Ambassador of Samsung. Created photos for brands such as Uber, Mastercard, ECHO Investment, PURO Hotels, Canon, ERGO Hestia and Skanska. www.instagram.com/hashtagalek

"During the lecture, I will present my portfolio and talk about how I got started in photography, what inspired and inspires me today, and why a smartphone is all I need at the beginning (and more!)."

Meeting with Veronika Kosinska

May 27, 3:55 - 4:30 pm
Chamber Hall

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Veronika Kosinska, who works in beauty and fashion photography on a daily basis.

She has photographed for magazines such as: "Vogue", "Harper's Bazaar", "L'Offciel", "Elle", "Forbes Women", "Newsweek", "K Mag", "PANI", "High Heels Extra", and her clients include: "Clarins", "Estee Lauder", "Swarovski", "PUMA", "Nivea", L'Oreal, Oriflame, Paese, Dermika. 

 

Meeting with Victor Franko

May 27, 2:20 - 2:55 pm
Chamber Hall

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Viktor Franko - photographer, author of many publications and exhibitions. His works have appeared in photography, fashion and lifestyle magazines both Polish and international such as: Label Magazine, Foto, Italian Fashion World Magazine, English Oppa Magazine, French Cleptafire, Icelandic Reykjavik Boulevard Magazine, American Papercut Magazine and China's Prime Magazine. He has also collaborated with magazines Charaktery and Art and Business, for which he has done many cover and editorial sessions. Winner of many awards, among others. twice Grand Prix in the Viva Photo Awards. Since 2018, he has been a Fujifilm brand ambassador.

Meeting with Maciek Nabrdalik

May 27, 4:35 pm - 5:10 pm
Chamber Hall

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Maciek Nabrdalik - photographer for the prestigious American agency VII.

He has won numerous awards, including World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, The Best of Photojournalism, Grand Press Photo of the Year 2007 and the PAP Ryszard Kapuscinski Award. He is the author of three books. The Irreversible (Irreversible), dedicated to the prisoners of German concentration camps; Homesick, which tells the story of people whose lives were changed by the explosion of the Chernobyl power plant; and OUT, which is a portrait of Poland's LGBTQ community.

 

Meeting with Tom Sikora

May 27, 3:15 - 3:50 pm
Chamber Hall

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Tomek Sikora one of the most interesting Polish photographers - unruly, fascinated by independent photography. During the meeting he will present a series of his video works.

Meeting with Marek Swica and Adrianna Gębala - Pietras

May 27, 1:40 - 2:15 pm
Chamber Hall

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Marek Świca - director of the Museum of Photography in Krakow.

Art historian, cultural manager with many years of experience. In 2000- 2004 Director of the Center for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor CRICOTEKA, and in 2004-2015 Deputy Director of the National Museum in Krakow.. Since 2016, he heads the only public museum devoted entirely to the medium of photography - the Museum of Photography in Krakow (MuFo).

Adrianna Gębala - Pietras - deputy director of the Museum of Photography in Krakow

Cultural expert and cultural manager. Since December 2016, Deputy Director of MuFo. Co-author and implementer of the Museum's development program in the area of infrastructure and management. Responsible for the preparation of the permanent exhibition What does a photo do? concluding the period of transformation of this institution.

 

 

 

Tomek Wolodźko

Panel moderator

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Media expert and radio journalist with more than 20 years of experience in the media. He is academically involved in the media portrayal of sports and audio communication in the public space. He researches disinformation and its influences

At SWPS University, he teaches classes in audio branding, broadcast journalism, media institution management, image management, journalism and media ethics, and communication competence.

Marcin Watemborski

Panelist, managing editor of WP Fotoblogia

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Marcin Watemborski - Wroclaw-based portrait photographer and photo journalist, editor-in-chief of the WP Fotoblogia portal and editorial coordinator of the WP Technologies area. Watemborski found his true passion in portrait photography. What he values most is establishing an intimate, metaphysical bond with the photographed character. When realizing a session, this allows him to perfectly convey the content of the work, through the body of its protagonist.

For more information on Marcin Watemborski:
- http://watemborski.com/
- http://instagram.com/watemborskicom

Anna Gondek-Grodkiewicz, curator of Photo Summit Day

Photographer. Winner of Grand Press Photo 2017 (1st prize in the category Everyday Life - Photojournalism.

Her work has been published in National Geographic Poland, Newsweek, The Times Poland, Gazeta Wyborcza, Wysokie Obcasy and Gala, among others, as well as in the prestigious PRESS publication "15 Years of Grand Press Photo."

Lecturer in photography at the Faculty of Graphics and the Institute of Design at SWPS University in Wroclaw.

She has pursued photographic subjects among the Kuna Yala Indians living on the islands of the San Blas archipelago in the Caribbean Sea; explored traditions in Central American culture (Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador); reached out to the cults of Thailand; photographed the "Hell of Women" in El Salvador; and in Iceland and Poland explored the phenomenon of Westerners' longing for intense contact with raw nature.

She participated in Master Class Workshops of prestigious photo agencies: VII Photo Agency and Magnum Photos.

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