Photographer Algimantas Aleksandravičius came to photography world quite late, but due to his talent and hard work he was noticed at once and soon became a bright star in photography world.
He started working on the themes of sportsmen, nude photography, but shortly he found his own way in portrait genre and began to picture the elite world of new Lithuania. The situation was favorable for the turn; the classical portrait masters like A. Sutkus, A. Kunčius, R. Rakauskas had already published their albums and worked with the negative archives, the others were attracted by postmodernist thinking which draws the attention of the artists from portraying the person towards search of personal expression in the margins of traditional photography.
Algimantas Aleksandravičius has filled the gap very quickly by publishing several albums with the portraits of writers, artists, musicians and theatre actors; later on the photographer published from the material the united album named "Faces of Art". The latest book of the photographer "Nine floors" is the summary of A. Aleksandravičius works and embodies his concept of photography art; the book reflects the motives from art world to jail scenes and inhabitants of mental clinics in Zavišai. The pictures of A. Aleksandravičius expend the theme and the portrait genre itself. The photographer diminishes the boundaries between staged portrait and documentary reportage. His new pictures of Russian elite show determination of the photographer to go on in this direction. With realistic portrait Algimantas Aleksandravičius continues the finest tradition of Lithuanian photography school but in the exhibition we can see that now the artist explores new fields of reportage documentary.
By Skirmantas Valiulis