Dmitrijus Matvejevas is a member of Lithuanian Photographers Union since 1999.
He works in different theaters in Lithuania and abroad since 1994. He creates photographs during rehersals, in the backstage, before approaching the stage, portraits of actors, posters, photo and video projections. Dmitrijus Matvejevas was exhibiting his work since year 1995 in Lithuania, Russia, Austria, Czech Republic, and Mexico). In 2002, 2006, 2009 he is a winner in Lithuanian Press Photo in "Culture" nomination.
In this exhibition "(Už)kulisiai" (Backstage) three series are connected: "Actresses before approaching the stage", "Portraits of the backstage", "Neighbors".
The exhibition is open for public till April 28th.
Actresses before approaching the stage
Few years author was photographing actresses when there are few minutes left before the performance. It a try to catch a turning point when women are not here anymore, but not there yet either: one mask is off but the other is not on yet. The clash of two words, traveling, leaving women. In those portraits are known and still young actresses.
Portraits of the backstage
It is what's going on behind the backdrop. What the audience doesn't see. What is not directed.
Author photographs people who are close, behind the wall but who we don't know. Neighbours are photographed in their kitchens, which are some kind of backstage, too.