Ryszard Horowitz - Recording reality is too simple - I strive to interpret it|
Ryszard Horowitz, acknowledged photographer of Polish origin or, as he prefers, photocomposer talks about his views on photography, how he sees it, how it is and has been seen, about contemporary visual culture and, of course, about jazz. He had the chance to work with such big names as Richard Avedon and Alexey Brodovitch. In 1967 Horowitz set up his own photo agency.
The art of digital photography - a conversation with Ryszard Horowitz
Jerzy Pomianowski - the life of a Polish intellectual - sketch for a portrait|
The story of Jerzy Pomianowski's life intertwines with almost the whole history of the 20th century; in an interview with bishop Tadeusz Pieronek, the renowned translator of Russian literature reminisces about his past and his work in Poland and during emigration, and talks about his long-standing relationship with Russian intellectuals, literature, culture...
Prof. Jerzy Pomianowski in a conversation with abp. Tadeusz Pieronek
Krystian Lupa - an actor must be true to his dream |
The outstanding and publicly appraised polish stage director Krystian Lupa, also the author of the 'Theater Disclosure' manifesto, speaks of the boundaries between art and product, the human need for metaphysical anxiety and about the actors' position regarding the viewer in contemporary stage play.
Posted by Damian Kwapisiewicz
Jerzy Stuhr - being an artist is to serve people|
Director, creator of the award-winning 'Love Stories' and one of the most outstanding Polish actors - Jerzy Stuhr - talks with Damian Kwapisiewicz about the nature of artistic creativity, face of the modern theater, values and reminisces his meetings with John Paul II. Posted by Damian Kwapisiewicz
Music is the space between the notes - Urbaniak on communication in the field of emotion|
'Pope cared about people, not the masks they created. Human was the one who truly interested him, as he himself was a great man. For me, Lech Wałęsa is, and will always be, a great Pole. I will not allow anyone to speak ill of him, he has been criticised all this time, and I do not want and cannot listen it'. Posted by Katarzyna Krupowicz
Janina Ochojska: the most important thing is awareness: to feel needed|
'Everyone of us can can do some good to the world. But this consciousness of own potential and the knowledge about the world is still not sufficient enought.' Janina Ochojska, Polish humanitarian activist, the founder of The Polish Humanitarian Action, tell us how she manages to change the world and how important little actions are in this process.
Posted by Miłosz Horodyski
Kenneth J. Arrow - honesty first!|
'John Paul II certainly was an inspiration to Poland and the other eastern European countries under Soviet domination. The events of 1989, in which a whole oppressive conquering empire folded away with no violence, constitute one of the greatest and most humane transformations in history, and John Paul II played a major role in them'. An interview with Kenneth J. Arrow, an American economist and a Nobel Prize winner on the current role of money and the crisis in the European Union is currently undergoing. Kenneth J. Arrow a Nobel Prize winner in conversation with Judyta Papp
Stanisław Ciosek - times of great crises have passed|
'Europe has two lungs – one on the west, another on the east. However, connecting them has been unsuccessful so far' – Stanislaw Ciosek, a former Polish Ambassador to the Soviet Union and Russian Federation talks on modern Russia, future of the EU and how the recent financial crisis is in fact a breakdown of our own value system.
Posted by Miłosz Rafał Horodyski
Marek Safjan: international cooperation as a challenge to the sense of justice|
Judyta Papp talks to Professor Marek Safjan, a judge in the Court of Justice of the European Union. 'Nobody is going to benefit from the crisis, apart from those who speculate on stock exchange drops and shifting financial markets (however, these benefits are not measurable on the scale of objective financial benefit). We can, and we should learn our lesson from the crisis.'
Interview by Judyta Papp
Arsalan Iftikhar: rooting out the hatred|
'The ecumenical legacy of John Paul II was wonderful. He was quite beloved to both Jews and Muslims since he was the first Pope ever to visit both a synagogue and mosque during his papal tenure'. Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer and global media commentator of Pakistani descent talks about the role of dialogue.
Posted by Damian Kwapisiewicz
George Weigel - the promise given to the Holy Father |
'John Paul II's life summed up the human drama of the second half of the 20th century the way Winston Churchill's summed up the drama of the first half of the 20th century'. An interview with George Weigel.
Posted by John V McWilliams
Acting as a form of dialogue - talks with Beata Tyszkiewicz|
'There are actors who act for the audience and who are aware of its presence, but there are also those who lose themselves in their drama and they act regardless of the audience, for their own inner satisfaction'. An interview with Beata Tyszkiewicz, a Polish actress famous for such film productions as Zemsta, Komediantka and Mniejsze Niebo (Revenge, Comedian and Smaller Heaven).
Posted by Dominika Mickiewicz i Anna Wocka
Abdul Rahmnam Mojahed on ethics in business|
'It is my viewpoint that each company has to follow its own business ethics, which is based on religion and laws applicable in the country in which it operates. The ways and means used by a company to realize profits should comply with the company's business ethics as well as applicable laws'. Talks with Islamic author - Abdul Rahman Mojahed, a translator, reviser and author.
Posted by John V McWilliams
Jan Tomaszewski - professionalism and fair play - it is sport|
'Ethics in business is a road sign, which says that you can achieve success through honest and hard work. If someone treats sport as a way to grab a quick and easy buck, you know that it's contrary to the ethical approach.' Jan Tomaszewski, 'the man who stopped England', a former goalkeeper of the 'Górski Eagles' national representation, a member of the parliament, speaks about how sport shapes the character and how pathology in sport destroys our dreams of grand victories. Posted by Miłosz Rafał Horodyski