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2007.12.10
Konkursas – „Žmogus tarp resursų ir sąvartynų“

Aplinkos apsaugos agentūra skelbia fotografijų konkursą tema –
„Žmogus tarp resursų ir sąvartynų“.
 Tikslas – parodyti, kokie žmogaus netausojančio vartojimo padariniai matomi jau šiandien.

„Tausojantis vartojimas ir gamyba ...kaip jis įmanomas?
    

Rėmėjai: LR aplinkos ministerija
Amžius:  Neribojamas
Konkurso tema –
„Žmogus tarp resursų ir sąvartynų“.



2008.01.23
Fotografų dėmesiui

Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjunga kviečia fotografus pateikti kūrinius į metraštį „Lietuvos fotografija: vakar ir šiandien ’08“. Fotografijos renkamos į šiuos leidinio skyrius:
„Šiandien / tarp ieškojimo ir tradicijos“, „Pastebėti“, „Vakar / svarbu dabar“.

Nauji reikalavimai:
– atrankai pateikiamas vieno projekto (vienos temos) portfolio (iki 20 kūrinių);
– pavieniai kūriniai nebus svarstomi;
– privaloma nurodyti autoriaus vardą, pavardę, projekto (serijos, ciklo, konceptualios idėjos) pavadinimą, autorinį projekto komentarą, sukūrimo metus ir atlikimo techniką;

2008.05.08
Penktajame festivalyje Kaunas Photo 08 – žalia šviesa fotografijai iš Žaliojo kontinento

Penktasis tarptautinis fotomeno festivalis Kaunas Photo žiūrovus kviečia į neeilinę pavasario – vasaros programą. Mindaugas Kavaliauskas Lietuvos žiūrovams pristatys Europoje analogų neturinčią parodą – Šiuolaikinė fotografija iš Australijos. Nuo gegužės 20 d. iki birželio 22 d. keturiose  erdvėse. F Galerijoje, Ryšių istorijos muziejuje, Fujifilm fotografijos galerijoje ir - penkiolikos autorių darbai, pasakojantys apie Žaliojo žemyno gyvenseną, vertybes, idealus. Tarp festivalio dalyvių – Australijos fotomeno ar fotožurnalistikos legendos – Max Pam, Rennie Ellis (1940-2003), Brad Rimmer, David Dare Parker ir eilė Europoje nežinomų ir pirmąkart savo darbus rodančių fotografų. Pagrindines parodas papildys Kauno įvairių tautų kultūrų centre rodoma festivalio Kaunas Photo įkūrėjo ir direktoriaus Mindaugo Kavaliausko fotografijų paroda Australų fotografų portretai.



2008.07.21
„In Focus” – First International Vilnius Art Photography Festival
From the 2nd till the 27th of September at last we will have art photography festival in Vilnius, where we will present photographic projects from France, Poland, Belgium, Japan, Lithuania and etc.

Sponsors: Culture Ministry of the Republic of Lithuania, Culture Support Foundation of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius City Municipality
Communication partner: „Bernardinai“
Partners: French Culture Centre, Goethe’s institute in Vilnius, Poland Institute in Vilnius, Gallery Program, Lodz Art Centre, Lille (France) Photography  Festival „Transphotographiques“.
Friends:  gallery „Vartai“, „Akademija“, „Arka“, „Znad Willi“, Vilniaus City Hall, Vilnius’ Graphic Centre Gallery „Kairė dešinė“ .
Organizer: Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers
Director: Eglė Deltuvaitė


2008.08.25
31-as tarptautinis fotografų seminaras
„Lietuvių fotografijos mokykla:
ištakos, raida, paveldas“ 


©
V. Strauko fotografija

Šių metų rugsėjo 14-21 d. Nidoje,
Rašytojų kūrybos ir poilsio namuose
URBO KALNAS
vyks
31-asis tarptautinis fotografų seminaras



2008.09.20
Formos ir šviesos estetas

Algimanto Kezio fotografijų paroda,
skirta menininko 80-mečio jubiliejui



2008 m. rugsėjo 25 d. – spalio 26 d.,
Lietuvos Dailės Muziejaus
Radvilų rūmų III a.
Parodos atidarymas –
2008 m. rugsėjo 25 d. 16 val.
Spaudos konferencija –
tą pačią dieną 15 val.

Algimantas Kezys
„Sraigtiniai laiptai“.
Čikaga, 1968 m. 



2008.09.30
Fotografijos ir paralelinių meno formų bienalė EROZIJA 2008

Spalio pirmąjį savaitgalį Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjungos Klaipėdos skyrius pristato tarptautinę fotografijos ir paralelinių meno formų bienalę EROZIJA 2008. Trijose pajūrio ekspozicinėse erdvėse išsiskleisiančios parodos pristato istorinius fotografijos meno lūžio aspektus Rytų Europoje bei šiuolaikines fotografijos ir videomeno praktikas iš viso pasaulio. Istorinius fotografijos meno kaitos etapus galima stebėti Baltarusijos menininko Igorio Savčenko parodoje, grupinėje parodoje Klaipėdos dailės parodų rūmuose. Igorio Savčenko radikalūs regimybės pašalinimai artimi Gintauto Trimako fotografiniams tarpukadriams. Gintaro Zinkevičiaus eksponavimo strategijos atnešusios akcionizmo principus į fotografijos meno praktiką. Vytauto Michelkevičiaus ir Akvilės Anglickaitės videofilmas "Pokalbiai apie istoriją ir fotografiją" jau iš tam tikros distancijos nagrinėja praeitį bei bando užčiuopti esamą situaciją.



2008.10.09
Penktasis fotomeno festivalis Kaunas Photo 08 kviečia į antrąją rudens "Fotografijos naktį"

 penktadienį, spalio 10 dieną 19 val. Nacionalinio M.K.Čiurlionio dailės galerijos M.Žilinsko dailės galerijos auditorijoje (Nepriklausomybės a. 12).Numatoma trukmė - 2 valandos.

Programoje:
Festivalio Kaunas Photo kuruotų ar projektų, ar dalinai kuruotų projektų užsienyje ir lietuvių fotografų darbų juose pristatymas.
- Europos Centrinio banko konkursas - Vytautas Stanionis, Artūras Valiauga, Tomas Vyšniauskas;
- Noorderlicht festivalio (Leeuwarden, Olandija) projektas apie Rytų Europą "Behind Walls"  - Vytautas Stanionis Vyresnysis, Antanas Sutkus, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas;
- Pingyao tarptautinis fotografijos festivalis (Kinija) - Vidas Biveinis, Gintaras Česonis, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, Vytautas Stanionis.



2008.11.17
Minint Juliaus Miežlaiškio 100-osios gimimo metines

2008 m. lapkričio 18 d. 14 val. Lietuvos teatro, muzikos ir kino muziejuje (Vilniaus g. Nr. 41) bus minimos Lietuvos karo aviacijos fotografo, kino operatoriaus Juliaus Miežlaiškio 100-osios gimimo metinės.

Susirinkusieji turės progą apžiūrėti fotoekspoziciją  ir  virtualią parodą,  kurioje vaizdai iš Lietuvos karo aviacijos ir pirmosios tautinės olimpiados, įvykusios 1938 m. liepos 17-31 d. Kaune.



2008.11.19
Kijeve tęsiasi Lietuvos šiuolaikinės fotografijos parodų ruduo

„Lietuvos dienų Ukrainoje 2008“ rėmuose Ukrainos sostinėje spalio mėnesio paskutinėmis dienomis buvo atidaryta Lietuvos fotografijos legendos – Vito Luckaus (1943 – 1987) darbų paroda. Šis projektas sulaukė ne tik išskirtinio Ukrainos fotografų ir meno myletojų dėmesio, tačiau daugelį jų paskatino prisiminti asmeninius susitikimus su fenomenaliu lietuvių fotografu, kuris nors ir tapo legenda, tačiau taip ir liko neįvertintas XX a. pabaigos Europos fotografijos analuose. Tik užvėrus Vito Luckaus fotografijos pasaulio erdves, Kijevo galerija „Soviart“ atidaryta šiuolaikinės lietuvių fotografijos parodą – trijų viduriniosios Lietuvos fotografijos atstovų - Alvydo Lukio, Gintauto Trimako ir Remigijaus Treigio projektą – „TTL požiūris“.



2008.11.25
Personalinė Vito Luckaus paroda Maskvoje



Rusijos ir Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjungos bendradarbiaudamos su LR ambasada Maskvoje 2008 m. lapkričio 25 d. 18 val. FotoSojuz galerijoje pristatė Vito Luckaus (1943–1987) personalinę fotografijos parodą.



2008.12.04
Išreiškė norą matyti lietuvio darbus savo erdvėse
Gruodžio 4-8 dienomis Vido Biveinio nuotraukų ciklai "Baimės" ir "7-oji diena" bus pristatyti Amerikoje, Majamyje. Populiariame meno festivalyje ir mugėje "Art Basel Miami Beach 2008" dalyvaujanti privati galerija "Wynwood Fine Arts" išreiškė norą matyti lietuvio darbus savo erdvėse.


2008.12.11
Kaunas Photo 08 finiše triumfuos Laisvė fotografijoje

2008 m. gruodžio 18 d. 17:00 Kauno paveikslų galerijoje (K.Donelaičio g. 16) atidaroma penktojo tarptautinio fotomeno festivalio Kaunas Photo 08 baigiamoji paroda – „Laisvę fotografijai !“. Tai to paties pavadinimo socialinės-dokumentinės akcijos rezultatų apibedrinimas. Ekspozicijoje - Lietuvių fotografų ir festivalio Kaunas Photo svečių žvilgsniai į gyvenimą, pasikeitimus Laisvės alėjoje ir Kauno centre



2008.12.22
Lietuvos radijas Metų žmogumi išrinko Dusetų dailės galerijos direktorių A.Stauską

Už ištikimybę idėjai ir didelius darbus mažame miestelyje Lietuvos radijas 2008-ųjų Metų žmogumi išrinko Dusetų dailės galerijos direktorių Alvydą Stauską. Anot Lietuvos radijo laidos „Ryto garsai“ kūrėjų, tai žmogus, kuris dirba darbą savo laiku ir savo vietoje.
Alvydas Stauskas gimė 1965 m. kovo 15 d. netoli Dusetų, Jaskoniškių kaime. 1983 metais baigė Dusetų K.Būgos vidurinę mokyklą. 1984 m. pradėjo studijuoti tuomečiame Valstybiniame dailės institute (dabar Vilniaus dailės akademija) ir baigęs studijas, grįžo į savąją mokyklą dirbti dailės mokytoju. Per dvidešimt metų dailininkas dalyvavo 72 parodose Lietuvoje, Latvijoje, Italijoje. Surengė 21 personalinę parodą. Dailininko kūryboje atsispindi meilė gimtajam kraštui, daugumos darbų motyvai – gimtosios Jaskoniškės, Dusetų apylinkės. Alvydas – Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjungos narys, aktyvus fotografijos meno propoguotojas.



2009.01.14
Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjungos valdybos 2009 m. sausio mėn. 14 d. nutarimas

Valdyba nutarė, kad IX ataskaitinis rinkiminis Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjungos narių suvažiavimas vyks 2009 m. balandžio mėn. 28 d. Vilniuje.

Kandidatų į Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjungos pirmininkus prašymus ir jų programų tezes registracijai reikia siųsti paštu Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjungai adresu: (Gedimino pr. 43, LT-01109 Vilnius), nuo 2009 m. sausio mėn. 19 d. iki kovo mėn. 2 d.  Programų tezes būtina pateikti ir elektroninėje laikmenoje.

Kandidatų sąrašas ir jų programos kovo 3 dieną bus paskelbtos Sąjungos svetainėje (photography.lt).

Informacija teikiama tel. 2611665.



2009.04.28
Fotografų dėmesiui

Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjunga kviečia fotografus pateikti kūrinius į metraštį „Lietuvos fotografija: vakar ir šiandien ’09“.
Tema „Lietuvos tūkstantmečio veidas“.

Reikalavimai:
– atrankai pateikiami orginalūs atspaudai (iki 10 vienetų);
– fotografijų formatas turi būti ne didesnis kaip 30 x 40 cm ir ne mažesnis kaip 20 x 30 cm (parodinė kokybė).
– kitoje fotografijos pusėje privaloma nurodyti autoriaus vardą, pavardę, kūrinio pavadinimą, sukūrimo metus, adresą, telefoną ir atlikimo techniką;
– elektroninės kūrinių versijos nebus svarstomos!



2009.03.04
Artėjant Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjungos IX suvažiavimui

Išankstinio balsavimo tvarka
Nariams, negalintiems dėl pateisinamos priežasties atvykti į Suvažiavimą, leisti balsuoti iš anksto Sąjungos būstinėje ar Sąjungos skyriuose. Sąjungos narys gauna balsavimo biuletenį, jį užpildo, įdeda į voką ir atiduoda Valdybos sekretoriui ar Skyriaus pirmininkui, kurie voką užantspauduoja Sąjungos ar Skyriaus antspaudu ir įrašo į bendrą išankstinio balsavimo registravimo sąrašą, kuriame pasirašo balsavęs narys. Suvažiavimo sekretoriatas gautus vokus užregistruoja ir perduoda balsų skaičiavimo komisijai. Iš anksto balsavęs narys laikomas dalyvaujančiu suvažiavime ir pirmininko rinkimuose.
Gyvenantys užsienyje Sąjungos nariai, negalintys atvykti į Suvažiavimą, gali balsuoti paštu. Iš anksto el. paštu susisiekus su Valdybos sekretoriumi, tokiam nariui išsiunčiamas balsavimo biuletenis. Narys, gavęs biuletenį, jį užpildo ir registruotu laišku išsiunčia į LFS, kur gauti laiškai užregistruojami, o Suvažiavimo dieną perduodami sekretoriatui.

Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjungos valdyba



2009.05.22
Nuo gegužės 25 d. rodoma šeštoji TV laida “15 min. apie fotografiją”

Nuo gegužės 25 d. rodoma šeštoji TV laida “15 min. apie fotografiją”

TV laidos “15 min. apie fotografiją” Nr. 6 turinys:

1. R. Požerskio ir M. Požerskytės paroda “Degantis žmogus” FUJI galerijoje;
2. Interviu su Rimantu Dichavičiumi;
3. Pamoka „Auksinio pjūvio taisyklė”;
4. Leidinio “Moksleivių fotografija” pristatymas;
Fotofilmas “Esu ėriukas”.



2009.05.27
II-as tarptautinis fotoklubų suvažiavimas Tauragėje


Gegužės 29d. (penktadienis)
16.00   Fotoklubų narių atvykimas prie Tauragės fotogalerijos (Dariaus ir Girėno g. 5, miesto pilis)
18.00   Pagrindinės bendros fotoparodos „Homo Sum“ (Esu Žmogus)  pristatymas Fotografijos galerijoje.
19.00   Lietuvos rekordo „Daugiausiai vienu metu fotografuojančių fotografų“ fiksacija pilies kiemelyje. Profesionalaus mimo iš Klaipėdos Alekso Mažono monospektaklis.
20.00 – 22.00  Prisistatymo ir susipažinimo vakaras MKC aktų salėje (Dariaus ir Girėno g. 5, miesto pilis).



2009.06.06
Maestro Povilo Karpavičiaus kūryba pristatyta Rygos fotografijos muziejuje

2009 m. gegužės 28 d. Rygos istorijos ir laivininkystės muziejaus padalinyje Fotografijos muziejuje atidaryta fotografijų paroda „Maestro Povilas Karpavičius (1909–1986)“, skirta fotografo, fotografijos technikų specialisto, išradėjo ir fotomeno propaguotojo, vieno iš pirmųjų spalvotosios fotografijos pradininkų Lietuvoje, lietuviškų fotografijos vadovėlių autoriaus ir pedagogo 100-osioms gimimo metinėms paminėti.



2009.06.09
Antano Sutkaus naujos knygos „Retrospektyva“ pristatymas

Lietuvos dailės muziejaus informacinis pranešimas
Lietuvos dailės muziejus praneša, kad birželio 11 d., ketvirtadienį, 17 val. Vilniaus paveikslų galerijoje (Didžioji g. 4) vyks fotografo Antano Sutkaus naujos knygos „Retrospektyva“ pristatymas. Dalyvaus autorius, Lietuvos dailės muziejaus direktorius Romualdas Budrys ir Nacionalinės dailės galerijos vadovė dailėtyrininkė Lolita Jablonskienė, spaustuvės-leidyklos generalinis direktorius Vytautas Mockus, knygos sudarytoja fotografijos istorikė Margarita Matulytė, knygos dailininkė Rima Kiubaraitė-Sutkienė, fotomenininkai Algimantas Kunčius, Aleksandras Macijauskas, Alvydas Lukys, rašytoja Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė, filosofas Arvydas Šliogeris. Bus parodytas dokumentinis filmas „Akimirkos“ (1969 m., rež. Vytenis Imbrasas, op. Zacharijus Putilovas).



2009.07.07
2009 m. birželio 30 d. vyko Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjungos valdybos posėdis

Buvo svarstomi klausimai:

· Fotografijos ekspertų komisijos sudarymas
· Dėl kandidato LR Nacionalinei kultūros ir meno premijai
· Dėl Klaipėdos skyriaus reikalų
· Dėl programinio finansavimo formos parengimo ir paskelbimo interneto puslapyje



2009.06.16
Ruošiamas naujas fotografų žinynas „Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjunga“

Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjunga 2009 m. leidžia fotografų žinyną „Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjunga“. Prašytume užpildyti anketą ir skubiai ją atsiųsti nurodytu adresu.



2009.09.25
Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjungos narių dėmesiui

LFS Vilniaus galerijose norintys 2010 m. surengti individualias parodas Sąjungos nariai privalo iki 2009 m. spalio 1 d. užpildyti paraiškos formą, kurią LFS teiks Kultūros rėmimo fondui 2010 m. I pusmečio daliniam finansavimui gauti.

Norintys gauti formą, kreipiasi į valdybos atsakingą sekretorių adresu: stasyszvirgzdas@mail.tele2.lt

Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjungos
Valdyba



2009.10.14
Prasideda Fotografijos muziejaus rekonstravimas

Nuo spalio 18 d. vienintelis Lietuvoje – Fotografijos muziejus – keleriems metams užvers duris lankytojams dėl netrukus prasidėsiančios muziejaus rekonstrukcijos. Įgyvendinus projektą „Fotografijos muziejaus rekonstravimas“ muziejus pasikeis neatpažįstamai – taps moderniu, gausiai lankomu daugiafunkciniu kultūros centru.



2010.01.19
History of Lithuanian photography in the gallery "Prospektas"



In the photography gallery "Prospektas" (Gedimino pr. 43) there will be held cicle of lessons about history of Lithuanian photography every week on thursdays.

Known photographer in Vilnisu Jan Bulhak even before the World Wal II was organizing evening for photography lovers. He was specializing in a photography of Vilnius.

From 2010 the Union of Lithuanian art photographers going to held the cicle of 8 lessons (in lithuanian) for those, who are interested in history of Lithuanian photography.

Lecturers:
Critic of photography, cinema and TV Skirmantas Valiulis
Researcher of history of photography Stanislovas Žvirgždas

Participants will have a chance to buy books related to topics of lessons for discounted price.



2010.02.09
Open call for "Lithunian photography: today and yesterday 2010"

There is an open call for a yearly book of the Union of Lithuanian Art photographers "Lithuanian photography: today and yesterday 2010". The theme of the release is - Nature and Heritage of Lithuania (national parks, castles, manor houses, bridges, castle hills, lakes, villas of known people, artistic landscapes and etc.)

Please submit up to 10 photographs by May 3rd, 2010. The work can be submitted in paper form (24x30 cm up to 30x45 cm) or in digital form in a CD (300 dpi, long side - 2500 px).

The picture has to have a title, authors name and last name, date of creation.



2010.07.20
Photography Contest “Debiutas”

The winners of the photo competition of "Debut" of 2010 are:

1st place: Ieva Austinskaitė
2nd place: Arnoldas Kubilius
3rd place: Ieva Rutė and Augustinas Našlėnas



2013.09.13
36TH INTERNATIONAL ART PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR MEETINGS OF PHOTOGRAPHERS, NIDA 2013

September 16 - 20, 2013

Nida Culture and Tourism Information Centre 'Agila' (Taikos 4)

Programme 


Monday September 16

13:30 Opening event
14:00   Stanislovas Žvirgždas Lithuanian Amateur Photographers Association 80th Anniversary
15:00   Discussion: Eglė Deltuvaitė and Jokūbas Jacovskis about photography books
15:00   Povilas Sigitas Krivickas Photo Diary - visual and verbal journalistic source

Opening evening event


2014.01.08
Retrospective Vitas Luckus Lithuanian Photographer
Vitas Luckus. From the first album ‘Mimes’. 1969–1971. Šiauliai Aušra museum

At the age of eighteen, after graduating with a degree in drawing and painting,Vitas Luckus parent's  gave him an AGFA camera, which initiated his fascination in photography. In the following years he developed a great interest in art photography and became a member of the Kaunas Photo Club, to which he was elected president a few years later.

The exhibition "Let's Enter a New World. A Retrospective of Photography by Vitas Luckus" is an outstanding event in the context of exhibitions on modern Lithuanian art and photography. It opens up an exclusive layer of Lithuanian modern culture to the art audience: a wide panorama of the unique work by Luckus is being presented publicly for the first time.


2014.08.27
THE 37TH INTERNATIONAL ART PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR: The biographies of lecturers and thesis of their lectures
September 15 - 19, 2014
Nida Culture and Tourism Information Centre 'Aglia' (Taikos 4, Nida, Lithuania)

2015.04.14
THE MANY HISTORIES OF PHOTOGRAPHY
The History of European Photography 1939-1969 book review
Tomas Pabedinskas

Recently published volume of “The History of European Photography 1939-1969” is the most recent accomplishment in the ongoing project of writing the history of photography in European countries. It is already the second volume on European photography history published in the framework of the above mentioned project, managed by The Central European House of Photography.  The volume comprising two solid separate books offers insights by the authors each writing about photography history in their own country. The articles are presented in alphabetical order and supplemented by the biographical notes on the most important photographers of the period as well as reproductions of photographs and other illustrations. All this gives an impression of almost monumental work done with the scientific precision.

2015.07.24
38th International Art Photography Symposium "Meetings of photographers", NIDA 2015
September 7 – 11, 2015
Nida Culture and Tourism Information Centre ‘Aglia’ (Taikos str. 4, Nida, Lithuania)

About 16-20 lectures, some informal meetings and portfolio review will be held. Attendance at the lectures is only possible with accreditation. At the Symposium contest "Shooting on Nida 2015 will take place. Accreditation, signing up for the portfolio review will be announced in early August.

Lecturers (preliminary): Gintaras Česonis, Virginijus Kinčinaitis, Laima Kreivytė, Sigitas Krivickas, Alvydas Lukys, Aurelija Maknytė, Aleksandras Ostašenkovas, Tomas Pabedinskas, Romualdas Požerskis, Stanislovas Žvirgždas (Lithuania), Nicoló Degiorgis (Italy), Iñaki Domingo (Spain), Calin Kruse (Germany), Klaus Pichler (Austria), Roman Pyatkovka (Ukrain), Brian Taylor (USA).


Lithuanian Photographers‘ Association, 2015, 
www.photography.lt 
 lietuvos.fotografija@gmail.com, fotomenininkainidoje@gmail.com 



2016.08.04
OPEN CALL: photo contest Debut '16

Union of Lithuanian art photography announces selection of photographs for contest Debut ’16. We invite Lithuanians living in country and abroad to participate. You are expected to submit from 3 to 15 black and white or colorful photographs which are taken not earlier than 2012 (preferably photo cycle or series). Titles choices are free. Photographs cannot be published or exhibited before (some of the photographs can be published separately).


2016.08.10
Program of 39th annual art photography symposium „Nida 2016”
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09 05-07 Gintautas Trimakas photography workshop

Tuesday (09.06) Opening day
15.00 Registration of participants
17.00 Opening event of Nida 2016
17.30-18:15 Nikola Mihov (Bulgaria) Forget your past
18.25-19:20 Lecture by Aleksandr Gliadelov (Ukraine)

20.00 Opening of photography exhibition Taken territories. Curator Gytis Skudžinskas. (VAA Nida Art Colony, Taikos st. 43)
21.00 Opening party


2017.01.28
Daily Life: Photography from Lithuania at Philadelphia’s Print Center

Tucked away on a quiet side-street in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse District, the Print Center is hosting Daily Life: Photography from Lithuania, a bracing, one-of-a-kind exhibit that anyone who loves photography should see.

On view is the work of two generations of Lithuanian photographers spanning fifty years: from the Soviet 60s through the present.


2017.03.23
Call for papers: Fast Forward: Women in Photography – Lithuanian Edition


3 – 4 November, 2017 National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania


Building on the success of the Fast Forward conference at Tate Modern in 2015, co-organised by Tate, University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and Photography along with the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at University for the Arts London, Lithuanian Photographers Association and Vitas Luckus Photography Centre announces the 2nd edition of the Fast Forward conference in collaboration with UCA and UAL/PARC to take place at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius. 
Photography has been a political tool as well as a means of artistic expression. Women have used it in various ways including discussions around their rights, their economic and social insecurity, and their representation in culture and society. Through studying women photographers’ lives, celebrating their creative achievements and contribution to international photographic history, we can discover important insights and inspiration for current issues and discussions generated by global political forces, and also become aware of the obstacles women photographers have to overcome as they have pursued their work.
We are interested in papers which span the entire history of photography, from the 19th century to the present day, which also encompass photography’s different methodologies, from art practice to commercial /industrial work. 


2017.07.08
Nida 2017. International photography symposium


2017 09 04 – 09 10

Nida culture and tourism information center “Agila”
Nida Art Colony (E. A. Jonušo str. 3)

Programa lietuviškai

Lectures, workshops, exhibition openings, portfolio reviews, Photobook’s market, open air projections in public spaces will take place during the photography symposium “Nida 2017. Meeting Photography”. Photography competition "We are photographing Nida" will be organized together with Nida culture and tourism information center.

2017.09.26
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.


2017.09.15
When you’re approaching 40 and you’re still a seminar
By Vilma Samulionytė

There aren’t too many events in Lithuania that have been running for more than 40 years. The annual international seminar in Nida organised by the Lithuanian photographers association is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. It started as an informal gathering of artists from the photographic fellowship, soon earning a reputation for its freedom of thought and profound discussions, constructing its professional format over the years and adding new activities to the programme – exhibitions, portfolio reviews, creative workshops and so forth.

2017.09.25
Jonas Staselis. A Flying Stump, 2016
It was Easter 2016.

Deciding to take a walk, we took a bus from Nida to Preila and began our seacoast stroll. The weather wasn’t generous, yet it was relatively mild for this time of year. A brief memory flashed in my mind; it was about meeting Aleksandras Ostašenkovas seven years before, after leaving the Nida Seminar in the second half of September when everyone had already left. We talked for a while about my first event there and Aleksandras told me he always tried to stay in Nida a few extra days after the seminar was over so he could feel the emotion and the energy of the place to its fullest extent.


2017.09.12
Nida Seminar – present and prospects
Gintarė Krasuckaitė

The idea of the Nida Seminar was created and implemented by the Lithuanian Photographers’ Association. We’re chatting to Gintaras Česonis, head of the association, about the event as it is today and about its meaning and its prospects.

2017.09.07
A Glimpse from the Outside: Nida in the International Context
Tomas Pabedinskas

The photographer’s seminar in Nida has been an event of international scope from the very beginning. However, it had to re-orientate itself after the Iron Curtain fell and the possibilities for free cultural exchange with the Western world became possible. The organizers and participants of the seminar are still reconsidering and trying to redefine its aims in today’s global context. These tasks, perhaps, are easier to solve by taking a look at the tradition of the seminar and how it exists today in the wider international context. So we invited David Drake, director of the Ffotogallery agency and Cardiff International Festival of Photography, and Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, founder and director of the international festival Kaunas Photo, to share their views regarding the Nida Seminar. Both have solid experience in the international photography scene and rely on it while proposing possible future scenarios for the seminar as well as sharing their personal impressions.


2017.09.05
Carpe diem

By Gytis Skudžinskas

Packing to travel to the biggest, most famous, expensive, important and God-knows-what-else photography festival makes you a little anxious and impatient. Even going for the seventh time can keep the intrigue alive: you’re hoping for quality and quantity, challenges for your eyes and your mind, but this is also accompanied by your growing needs and your hypercritical self. To no one’s surprise, the festival takes place on the Cote d’Azur, which itself possesses something that’s hard to pin down or describe, something that attracts not only leisure-seekers but also people from the art world. Deep imprints of Roman culture, the bacchanalias echoing of the past, neighbouring Spanish fiestas and all the other elements have created a unique atmosphere for the event. It’s interesting that this relatively small space hosts grand celebrations of art aside from its carnivalesque balls. The Cote d’Azur is home to three A-list festivals: Arles for photography, Avignon for theatre, Cannes for cinema. I’d say that the intangible vibe of the place is responsible for half of the work done by festival directors, curators and artists. At the very least it makes up for the mistakes. So a big art event, much like the real estate business, evidently has a success code consisting of three words – location, location, location.



2017.08.31
The coast in Lithuanian photography
By Danguolė Ruškienė

Many different images from the Baltic Sea coast have spread through the photography of Lithuanian artists. Such images typically become a reference to an exceptional landscape, a copy of a unique phenomenon or another version of reality meshed with other visions. At times, statements possessing a strong realistic base can be seen as a response to this mystical world of dunes that’s been coloured by an array of nature’s incredible variations. In other cases, the seacoast turns into part of a visual message that doesn’t have much in common with initial explorations. The coastline (with all of its components) is a certain connecting link between the photographer and the actual physical territory – it allows individuals to travel the distance of rethinking the limits of landscapes and explore innovative approaches that can be used to reflect nature. Taking a closer look at this occurrence in the context of Lithuanian photography, it quickly becomes evident that the social, historical and political circumstances, along with the unique elements of nature, have also played an important role in the artistic methods and final results in this region.


2017.09.19
Nida: a sense of presence
by Rees Archibald

January 5th, 2016

“We’re going down to the Lagoon and then back to Klaipėda for an African drumming class. Want to join us?”
 
I’d just arrived in Nida for a one-month residency at Nida Art Colony an hour or two before. After arranging my things, this visit to the kitchen was the first time I had been out of my studio. Sitting in the kitchen and making this invitation were two Germans and two Lithuanians who had met while walking the Camino de Santiago earlier that year.


2017.09.24
Gerardas Bagdonavičius. Untitled. Palanga, 1940s
From the Photography Museum in Šiauliai

This is an original photographic report from Palanga, a resort that became an elite destination during the interwar years. An extravagant painter and photographer from Šiauliai named Gerardas Bagdonavičius (1901-1986) turned his lens away from the melancholic sunsets, the boats dreamily rocking on the waves, the fishing nets, romantic dunes and people spending their holidays lazily or inventively posing for pictures. He focuses instead on a vibrant, dynamic whirl of quite extreme experiences. A surprising plot, which would be illegal and impossible today, prompts contradictory emotions: waiting, vital bliss, the scary anxiety of an observer and a cowardly envy…


2017.09.23
Alvydas Lukys. Chair
From the series Objects from the Sea, 1988-1992, 50 x 60 cm.
Belongs to the Modern Art Centre collection.

The MO Museum (at the Modern Art Centre) has a photograph by Alvydas Lukys titled “Kėdė” [“Chair”] from his 1988-1992 series “Daiktai iš jūros” [“Objects from the Sea”]. It’s a kind of minimalistic sculpture for the ocean, which has spat a chair out onto the shore. The object has lost its function and aesthetic traits yet in the photograph it becomes an artistic component with a very peculiar beauty to it.


2017.09.22
Hashtag: Nida. A randomly selected Instagram page
Twinkling crystals, viscous mud and creaky quartz sand are all witnessing a brief celebration under the Nida skies. The seaside is a destination of holiday euphoria that’s full of smiles, meditational bursts and intimate touches that are not characteristic of the everyday routine. Sand therapy, which submits to the dynamics of time, wind and sea, becomes sacred equally to business shark or loser, political charlatan or junior researcher, or to a family of amateur farmers. This is also the spot where understanding that the planet doesn’t need you sneaks up on people – our planet is perfect as it is; it’s eternal, and enough in itself. It doesn’t require your ego or your projections of love and misery that you and your fellow humans carry to the coast in lines of cars. Water and time have turned the rocks into the softest bedding for our holidays, while we leave only traces of our assumed happiness here, to be covered up by the windblown sand.

2017.10.27
Mastery in the non-format. Filmų paroda [Film exhibition] by Gintaras Zinkevičius at the Trivium house-gallery
By Monika Krikštopaitytė 
2017 10 27

This exhibition is barely a pretext for an article, as I have been thinking about Gintaras Zinkevičius for a long time. His creative outbursts with the group Post Ars keep emerging here and there, unessentially, like hints amongst everything else. Just like the 1991-1992 exhibition peizaže yra faktas [a fact is in the landscape], which no one has seen. Maybe the artist is more like a phenomenon, embodying so many clichés and then disavowing them: a modernist (or a Cinderella) who wants to be discovered yet hides when it happens; an intellectual with the intention of not standing out yet who stands out since “you can’t hide uniqueness”; a traumatised Soviet youngster full of nihilism who loves people (evident in the film as he’s always helping someone); a serious-minded, demanding spectator who’s at his happiest over some triviality.



2017.09.22
Back to a happy ending. Documents and archives as art materials
By Rugilė Jonykaitė
2017 09 22

Telling the story of someone’s life with images is customary. The more unique cases are based on artists reconstructing the stories and expressing individual dramas by using photos of an administrative nature, which are usually seen as pieces to reveal any restricted information about the person’s experiences. It’s a complicated, exhausting, creative process of working with archives and historical documents. 



2017.09.15
The meetings continue 40th Nida International Photography Symposium
By Agnė Narušytė
2017 09 15

This year’s edition of the international photography symposium in Nida was the 40th, swirling, fluttering and bursting with memories, some of which have become legends. The Nida Culture and Tourism Information Centre AGILA was already decorated with cute pieces from the painting workshop, and only the hall installation by Donatas Stankevičius could give any indication of what was going on. It was a multifunctional pole made from a Soviet pressed-wood closet, with photos glued all around it – photographs of the sand dunes ‘in their youth’, various photographers and the location of the first symposium. Accompanying the images were objects that reflected the daily routine of photographic artists of the time: a suitcase full of bras (how else would you create an artistic photo in the dunes?), a leather coat, an old-fashioned radio, a record player, empty alcohol bottles and a few other things. Where did Stankevičius even find all these items? If you had time, you could read texts about previous seminars, see photographs on little screens, and listen to testimonials by the first organiser of these events, Antanas Sutkus, and also by regular participant and Russian art critic Anri Vartanov. 



2017.09.01
Me tracking Pačėsa. Retrospective exhibition of Remigijus Pačėsa (1955-2015) at the Šiauliai Photography Museum
By Virginijus Kinčinaitis
2017 09 01

The curators of the exhibition Geltona gulbė neatplauks [The Yellow Swan Won’t Swim to Us] that opened on July 27th – Agnė Narušytė and Gintaras Zinkevičius – did everything they could so that the silent explorer of the outskirts Remigijus Pačėsa would return to the Lithuanian photography scene as a profound artist and an original philosopher of daily life. Prepared while collaborating with the Vitas Luckus Photography Centre, the exhibition felt absolutely complete, with texts and documents providing additional takes on the extensive, dramatic creative work of this artist. Most photos from the show could have been already seen on Pačėsa’s Facebook page; only these one-day digital pictures on the screens have been transformed into monumental paintings at the museum. During his last years, this misanthropic, sarcastic and sardonic artist was both being monitored every day and disguised as an outsider. If that wasn’t enough, his constant patrols in various Facebook bunkers encouraged many curious minds to write texts, take photos or make other observations about their daily routines.  



2017.06.30
A book for the Post Ars group. Post Ars partitūra [Post Ars Sheet Music], compiled by Agnė Narušytė. Vilnius, M puslapiai, Contemporary Art Centre, 2017, 520 p., 300 copies
By Kęstutis Šapoka
2017 06 30

I’ll start where I’m supposed to finish – sincere compliments to Agnė Narušytė and members of the Post Ars group for making this impressive book a reality. 

It’s a logically structured publication – all the way from the times before the group was created to its debut, and then up until today. On the other hand, a large amount of visual and textual material can become a maze suggesting many directions and decisions. The idea to include earlier texts by other authors and pieces written especially for this book is a great one, and it is all marvellously cemented together by the writerly mind of Agnė Narušytė. The publication is segmented into chapters using the terms of sheet music: overture, recitals, tutti, divertimento, timpani, con bravura, concerto grosso, duo, trio... and again quartet, da Capo, applause and bis. 



2017.06.09
Repression astronomy: a monitoring of distance
Natalija Arlauskaitė
2017 06 09

Vilnius Photography Gallery (Stiklių St. 4) hosted an exhibition callled Stebėjimas / Surveillance by Valentyn Odnoviun, which was a continuation of a small series that won first prize at the 2016 contest Debiutas. The photographs focus on the spyholes of doors in various prisons – the exhibition consists of large prints of identical format, which have odd-looking circles on dark or light backgrounds. 

These images are objects of very peculiar surveillance as they portray the spyholes themselves, things that were used to spy on others in the first place. A small optical tool – the spyhole – loses its transparency and is itself observed closely while being enlarged to a print the size of a regular ball. This change of scale takes the repressive pragmatics out of the equation, providing it with different aesthetics. Traces of many layers of paint on the doors, paintbrush strokes or scratches become an independent combination of lines and forms that craves new meanings. 



2017.04.28
I am television Algirdas Šeškus’ exhibition TV at the Contemporary Art Centre
Agnė Narušytė
2017 04 28

It’s by far not the first time I’m writing about Algirdas Šeškus. Once, when he was done with art, I said that his photographs belonged in the “aesthetics of boredom” movement behind his back – I didn’t want to disturb such a serious artist who I didn’t know. Thankfully, Margarita Matulytė disturbed him – she organised an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in 2010 and published a book, Archyvas (Pohulianka) [Archive (Pohulianka)]. I’m guessing Šeškus wanted to talk himself by then, which is why he created Žaliasis tiltas [Green Bridge] in 2009. More often than not such artistic pokes out of the silence are the end of it – the artists usually get a little attention and then continue to do nothing. But this was like a trampoline for Šeškus, as he’s releasing at least a single photography book each year: Meilės lyrika [Lyrics of Love] (2011), Variacija buvimo išorėje tema [Variation on Being on the Outside] (2012), Šamanas [Shaman] (2013), Plastikinių gulbių girgždėjime [Squeals of Plastic Swans] (2014), TV (2016), naujo laiko sąsiuviniai [notes of the new time] (2016). The ritual is always the same – Šeškus calls me and says “I want to bring you a book”. “Oh!” I say, and feel the ‘nerves of interest’ [a term coined by Alfonsas Andriuškevičius] pulsating. He comes over, I make some coffee. We sit in the kitchen – the coffee isn’t important at all as I’m just going through the pages in silence, and Algirdas observes me observing the photos. In other cases, this might be a slightly awkward situation, but not this time – I get completely immersed in the book and forget everything.



2017.04.14
Paintings as wounds. Exhibition Aistei pakvietus [When Aistė Invites] of Remigijus Treigys’ paintings at the Trivium house-gallery
By Vidas Poškus
2017 04 14

Remigijus Treigys, part of the exhibition. Photo by R. Treigys

I can’t be the only one who was always looking at these photos (I almost wrote “paintings”, but that’s symptomatic) by Remigijus Treigys and thinking, “Doesn’t he paint too?”

The reason for such suspicions is quite simple and probably shouldn’t require a long explanation. This artist is known and is perceived as a representative as well as an admirer of pictorial photography. The Trivium gallery put these suspicions to rest in corpore: anyone who may have still had doubts were provided with an opportunity to touch the paintings by Remigijus Treigys – an opportunity analogous to the one given to St Thomas by Jesus Christ when he said Thomas could feel his wounds in order to believe the saviour was really crucified. I’d say a tactile aspect is the best characterisation for how Treigys thinks while painting. This gets him closer, by the way, to the style of such visual gurus as Kazė Zimblytė or Mindaugas Skudutis. The works of Treigys focus on touches that are strongly encouraged and motivated, making them significant to the artist as well as the observer. This reminds me of a kind of barrel at the Lithuanian Sea Museum in Klaipėda: children and adults could get in the barrel, an educational installation, to supposedly touch the belly of a shark or feel the tentacles of an octopus in the dark…



2017.03.31
Anytime now. Aistės Kisarauskaitė’s exhibition Semiramidės sodai [Gardens of Semiramis] at the Vilnius Academy of Art’s gallery Artifex
By Agnė Narušytė
2017 03 31

The exhibition is right on time – it’s all going to start anytime now: sprouts of grass are bursting out of the ground in the yards, while the plum tree growing under streetlight glow on Gėlių St. looks like it’s illuminated at night, almost like it’s already blossoming. It’s all about to happen, we can’t miss it. If Aistė Kisarauskaitė would’ve installed a patch of painted grass a few weeks later, it would have charmed us solely as a piece of art, as a black-and-white surrogate of nature. Now, for a few days it becomes a special prophet for a brief period of plants going green – it’s a slow prelude to an explosion, you just need to capture it. 



2017.02.24
Before the shutter clicks. Indrė Šerpytytė’s exhibition Patyrimo nebuvimas [Absence of Experience] at the Contemporary Art Centre
By Agnė Narušytė
2017 02 24

It’s the third exhibition of work by UK-based artist Indrė Šerpytytė that I’ve seen. The first spoke of the mysterious death of her father (Tylos būvis / A State of Silence, 2006) with photos frozen in the dark; the second had dates written in its title – (1944-1991) – and included three explorations of post-war stories and their memory (2009-2015). The third is called 2 spalvos sekundės [2 Seconds of Colour] and was introduced at the Contemporary Art Centre exhibition Patyrimo nebuvimas. These different creations are linked by the topic of trauma, or rather the tension of knowing what has happened and the realisation that you can’t fully experience it from a distance. This time the state of emotional paralysis is expressed by five cuboids placed in a dark hall, like Soviet-era apartment buildings with glowing, colourful windows. Such abstractions, the annotation says, changed the ISIS execution photos for two seconds when trying to open them on a computer. Only the colour that dominated that particular image remained, constructing this glitch puzzle out of the system’s digital mistakes, which the artist then turned into a question. 



2017.03.03
Historical story as illusion. Exhibition by Lina Albrikienė and Ida Divinzenz at the project space Sodų 4
By Kęstutis Šapoka
2017 03 03

Lina Albrikienė and Ida Divinzenz delve into the topic of ideology as (dis)agreement in their project Pasirodymas ir atsitraukimas [Exhibition and Retreat]. To be precise, they examine how certain information works in an ideological background, how it affects that background, how it shapes it and then becomes part of it. Additionally, the artists aim to find out how a so-called “historical story” changes over time, how information becomes history and how that history is being transformed, erased, revived and recreated. 



2016.12.23
Grotesque of instinctive fears. Svajonė Stanikienė and Paulius Stanikas’ exhibition Uraganas Theresa [Hurricane Theresa] at the Prospekto Gallery
By Sandra Kovalik
2016 12 23

The Prospekto Gallery saw Svajonė Stanikienė and Paulius Stanikas (both referred to jointly as SetP Stanikas) presenting their conceptual project Uraganas Theresa and a corresponding catalogue. Kęstutis Šapoka, who writes about their photography, notes that theirs is a performative, processual and unconventional art system. The installation relies on an articulated plotline, tension, and photography is used to prompt fear. 



2017.01.13
One good deed Exhibition of Romas Juškelis (1946–2016) at the Kaunas Photography Gallery
By Ugnė Makauskaitė
2017 01 13

The Lithuanian Photographers Association’s Kaunas office has a kind of stand with hundreds of sticky notes on it, various cards, slips and God only knows what else. I’m pretty sure there’s a piece of paper somewhere on the stand with the big words “to do”, and the very last task on that list is “take coffee with Juškelis”. 



2017.11.10
Burying photography at sea. Thoughts provoked by the audio-visual installation Vandenynas [Ocean]
By Jurij Dobriakov
2017 11 10

A recent conference of art, science and new technologies (‘new media’ in old-fashioned terms) had an Australian participant asking one of the speakers a question that seemed simple enough, yet was apparently difficult to answer: can we feel safe in saying that we live in a post-digital age if, for instance, the more remote locations in Australia have a huge digital divide, as the residents there don’t have and never have had an internet connection or other digital amenities? 



2017.12.22
Arturas Valiauga: “On both sides of the Nemunas, between East and West”
By Tomas Pabedinskas

A part of our country’s cultural programme at the international Art Fair Leipzig (Lithuania being the guest of honour) was an exhibition by Arturas Valiauga called J. Bobrovskio Lietuva: abipus Nemuno, tarp Rytų ir Vakarų [J. Bobrowski’s Lithuania: On Both Sides of the Nemunas, between East and West]. The basis for this exhibition was the biography and creative legacy of the German writer Johannes Bobrowski (1917-1965). 



2018.01.20
„Paris-Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards“ exhibion in Vilnius
On the 24th of January, at 17.30 there will be an opening of the photobook  exhibition „Paris-Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards“. 

International book design conference “6 pt” have an honour to present “Paris-Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards” the exhibition in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda (Lithuania). 

The exhibition will be opened from 24th of January until 10th of February in Prospekto Photography Gallery (Gedimino ave. 43, Vilnius).  Working hours: II-V 12-18 h, VI 12-16 h.

Join us on 24 th of January at 5.30 p.m. for opening and talk with books designer Agnė Dautartaitė-Krutulė, book designer / artist Gytis Skudžinskas, artists working in form of book Marija Šaboršinaitė ir Visvaldas Morkevičius.

January 30th at 5.30 p.m. – Lithuanian Photographers Association publishing initiatives. Compilers of „Lithuanian Photography 2017“ Alvydas Lukys and Gytis Skudžinskas.