The second edition of the Punto de Vista International Seminar has its Billboard for the forthcoming edition. Since the festival of 2007, an image by a professional photographer has been used to illustrate each edition and on this occasion, a detail from the photographic work A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow has been chosen. The Polish photographer has transferred the rights to this photograph to the seminar for use as the image of the second edition, which will be held in Pamplona from 19th to 20th February 2014. Sharon Lockhart, Clemente Bernard, Matías Costa, Ellen Koi, Vicent Fournier, Aaron Huey and Bill Brown have collaborated as photographers in previous editions.
Marcin Ryczek is a photographer from Cracow, where he studied computer graphics. His concept images refer to the symbols and geometry. The main assumptions in his works are simplicity, minimalism and reference to its form to the graphics. The reference to the flag, diagrams or symbols gives the pictures a philosophical meaning which force to deeper reflection. Besides reference to geometry and symbol graphics, an important component that connects all his works is the man. His images are presented at exhibitions in Poland, Japan, China and Germany.
The photograph, A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow was taken in Cracow from Grunwald Bridge. As Marcin Ryczek says, "contrast created by a nature of white snow and dark water separated by a line equal to the waterfront is a graphical reflection of the Yin-Yang symbol, opposing but complementary forces. The dark silhouette of a man on a light background and white swans on the dark water, surrounded by a ring of black ducks, compose complementation of the image, thereby giving it many possibilities of interpretation. This simple, powerful frame and universal symbolism presented in this scene is legible for many different, often very different cultures. The ambiguity of this image stimulates the imagination and emotions, encouraging to individual interpretation and reflection". The picture is placed in United States, China, Russia, Norway, Sweden and many other countries.