Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents a major exhibition project Genius loci. Classical Lithuanian photography, which will feature over two hundred photographs by fifteen most prominent Lithuanian photographers of the second half of the 20th century.
Lithuania’s photographic co-ordinates of the 1960s are unique. Although being placed within the latitudes of Soviet ideology, Lithuania was detached from country’s center enough to take in the European photo trends and get in touch with world photographic community. Many Lithuanian photographers had access to foreign publications and could submit their works to international photo contests and exhibitions.
Lithuania was duly regarded as “photographic republic”: in 1969 Photographic Art Society was - for the first time in the Soviet Union - officially established in Lithuania. The same year saw another landmark event: the opening of the exhibition 9 Lithuanian Photographers at the Central house of journalists, which evoked great interest and discussion in the press and became a cornerstone event in the establishment of the school.
Participating photographers: Romualdas Augūnas, Marijonas Baranauskas, Vitalijus Butyrinas, Rimantas Dichavičius, Audrius Zavadskis, Jonas Kalvelis, Algimantas Kunčius, Vitas Luckus, Aleksandras Macijauskas, Antanas Miežanskas, Romualdas Požerskis, Romualdas Rakauskas, Vaclovas Straukas, Antanas Sutkus, Virgilijus Šonta.
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