Photo Activism: Can Photography Still Change the World?

Discussion (PL)

Photo Activism: Can Photography Still Change the World?

A discussion in co-operation with Greenpeace Polska

16.06 (Saturday), 2:00
Festival Centre (Tytano)

Participants: Karol Grygoruk, Rafał Wojczal
Led by: Paweł Szypulski (Greenpeace Polska)


Can Photography Still Change the World? Does photo activism make sense? These and other questions will be examined by photographers who are involved, for example, in protecting the Białowieża Primeval Forest.


Karol Grygoruk (1985) is a photographer and visual anthropologist. A graduate of the Institute of Applied Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw and the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava. For many years he has worked with many non-governmental organisations, including the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and Greenpeace. Lecturer at the Academy of Photography in Warsaw.


Paweł Szypulski is a curator, visual culture scholar, and artist working on various archival materials. For several years he worked with Krakow Photomonth. He is also the author of Pozdrowienia z Auschwitz [Greetings from Auschwitz]. He coordinates campaigns for Greenpeace Polska, with special emphasis on climate and energy activities.

Rafał Wojczal 
(b. 1988) is a photographer, musician, cameraman, film editor, animator, and builder. He has received several nominations for the Grand Press Photo Award. He won a Gdańsk Press Photo Award in 2017.