Paulius Normantas. Vanishing Sources


We kindly invite You to the opening of the Paulius Normantas exhibition "Vanishing sources", on 14th of November, 2017, 17.30, in Vilnius photography gallery (Stiklių str. 4/ Didžioji str. 19, Vilnius). The publicist Vytautas Rubavičius will take part in the opening. 

Paulius Normantas – a photographer who had found his theme– life of the micronations. The exhibition has been prepared based on the first photo book ''Vanishing Sources" issued in 1990 in Hungary. The book is comprised of nine cycles of photographs telling about everyday life and surrounding environment of such nations as Hhanty (1983), Mordvi, Udmurt (1984), Sámi (1986), Mari, Komi, Veps, Vodi, Izori and Livi nations (1987). Photographs from the funds of Lithuanian Photographers Association which were created and printed by the author until 1986 are exhibited in the exhibition.


The works of Gintautas Trimakas differs from Lithuanian pfotography by revealing meditative conditions, fenomenological experience of photography perception, which consist of artist's, work's and spectator's relations and investigation of perception process.
One of the artist's aim in 9th decade was to evaluate the photography as the object. Experiments leaded him to the abstract ideological level and wider investigation of photography media phenomenon. Trimakas experiments till now with different techniques to obtain photographic image.
According to critic Agnė Narušytė, in photos of this series we always see the same: wooden stairs into dunes, grass, sand with feet, sky.. <... > But the most beautiful, that this repetition only seems the same, they are different. In other words, today's version of "Going out" accents time and body movement. It's not only images, it's documentation of the performance. 

Exhibition “Refugees, the Balkans Journey“ by Ivan Sanczewski in the gallery of Commission for UNESCO

On behalf of the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO we are pleased to invite you to the opening of  the photos΄ exhibition “Refugees, the Balkans Journey“ by Ivan Sanczewski (Spain). The opening of the exhibition will take place on the 18th December (Monday) at 17.30 in the gallery of the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO ( Sv. Jono str. 11, Vilnius). The exhibition will be open by the 18th January, 2018. You are most welcome!
Ivan Sanczewski is a photo journalist and photography teacher in Barcelona, Spain. During the
last years the photographer is actively engaged in social projects.

Request for Proposals: Traveling Exhibit to Celebrate 100 Years of Lithuanian-U.S. Friendship

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of Lithuania, the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius is seeking proposals from organizations or individuals to research, design, and produce a traveling exhibit to celebrate 100 years of Lithuanian-U.S. friendship.  This mobile exhibit will be displayed in community spaces throughout Lithuania during 2018 to educate Lithuanians about the history of political, military, academic, economic, and cultural ties between the people of Lithuania and the people of the United States from 1918 to 2018. Proposals of up to $20,000 U.S. dollars received by December 1 will be considered.

Open call for young photographers from Central/South-East Europe

Different Worlds – 5th international open call for young and promising artists in the field of contemporary art photography organized by Photon Gallery – Centre for Contemporary Photography from Ljubljana. The first prize is € 1,000 for the production and solo exhibition at Photon Gallery. The selected ten artists will present their work at the group exhibition in Ljubljana, Vienna and elsewhere!

Full details: DW

History in memories

By Tomas Pabedinskas. Written following interviews by Viltė Migonytė-Petrulienė

The photography seminars in Nida, which first took place more than four decades ago, now feel like ancient history. Yet it’s not just facts and dates that allow us to celebrate anniversaries or idealise the past. The tradition to meet on the Curonian Spit as summer is slowly turning to autumn is admired by many international artists, and it was born out of quite down-to-earth circumstances – by trying to find freedom among ideological restrictions, combining contradictory creative positions, solving financial troubles. This article about the history of the Nida seminars includes the real experiences and memories of Antanas Sutkus, a long-reigning head of the Lithuanian photographers association, his fellow photographic artist Aleksandras Macijauskas and art critic Milda Šeškuvienė.

Lithuanian Photography: Yesterday And Today 2016 (2)

Vilnius, 2016
Publisher VšĮ Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjungos fotografijos fondas, Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjunga