The exhibition “Flowering of Everyday Life” presents two generations of photographers – Lithuanian classics of photography and their followers, who have accumulated stylistic constructions, aesthetics and psychology of their teachers.
Lithuanian photographers were the first in the Soviet Union to form a professional association of photographers in 1969. Thus, they were employed and officially earned money by photography, although in other republics it was not possible.
Impressed by the exhibition of humanistic photography “The Human Family”, which took place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA) in 1955, Lithuanians increasingly focused their lenses on the villagers, their lives and customs. Photographers turned to the province as an opportunity to preserve the foundations of Lithuanian identity during the Soviet period. According to the curators, this was interpreted as an attempt to oppose the political and ideological system of the time, which, however, did not enter into an open confrontation with it.
The new team of the Klaipeda branch of the Lithuanian Photographers’ Union has been researching and studying the works of its original authors for several years and promoting them in Lithuania and other European countries. Finally, we will see the results of these studies for the first time in Lviv.
The authors of the Lithuanian School of Photography have created not only a unique direction of photography, but also a certain way of perceiving and imagining the world. We offer to dive into this vision and compare it with the present.
Antanas Sutkus, Alexandras Matijauskas, Romualdas Rakauskas, Rimantas Dihavicius, Romualdas Pozerskis.
The exhibition is organized by the Klaipeda Department of the Lithuanian Photographic Artists’ Union and the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Lviv.
● Lithuanian Council for Culture
● Lithuanian Institute of Culture
● Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Ukraine
Thomas Pabedinskas, Darius Vaicekauskas.
The exhibition will be free to visit daily from October 7, 2021 from 10:00 to 21:00.
Lviv, Stefanyka, 11
Code on the gate 27