Tbilisi Photography and Multimedia Museum, in collaboration with the Tbilisi Photo Festival and Kaunas Photography Gallery, presents the exhibition "8 Lithuanian Photographers: The Phenomenon of the Lithuanian School of Photography". The exhibition brings together up to 1,300 works by 8 classics of Lithuanian photography - Antanas Sutkus, Vitas Luckus, Aleksandras Macijauskas, Romualdas Rakauskas, Algimantas Kunčius, Romualdas Požerskis, Virgilijus Šonta and Rimaldas Vikšraitis. This is a modern replica of an exhibition of 9 Lithuanian Photographers held in Moscow in 1969. This exhibition is associated with the evaluation and recognition of the "Lithuanian School of Photography" as a phenomenon of contemporary photography.
© Vitas Luckus. From the series Relatives. 1958-1986
“8 Lithuanian Photographers” is not only a visual saga of the richest photographic traditions but also a brilliant example of national self-awareness, reminding us once again that fighting the worst enemy makes sense even in the most unequal circumstances when national dignity and freedom are at stake. The phenomenon of the Lithuanian School of Photography is a brilliant visual example of the victory of freedom of creativity and the humanistic ideas over the strict bans and censorship, the clichés of the Soviet occupation regime! The historical exhibition "8 Lithuanian photographers" is an evident demonstration of this triumph.
This is the first large-scale exhibition revealing the phenomenon of Lithuanian School of Photography in Georgia that will be followed by more exhibitions that will grow up to the season of Lithuanian photography in Georgia. The multimedia installation is accompanied by newest editions of Lithuanian books and catalogues.
Antanas Sutkus, Vitas Luckus, Aleksandras Macijauskas, Romualdas Rakauskas, Algimantas Kunčius, Romualdas Požerskis, Virgilijus Šonta and Rimaldas Vikšraitis
The exhibition "8 Lithuanian Photographers: The Phenomenon of the Lithuanian School of Photography" will open to the public at the Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum on June 7th, from 19.00 PM. Exhibition curator: Gintaras Česonis. Exhibition organizer: Kaunas Photography Gallery & Tbilisi Photo Festival.