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Lithuania

Lithuania
Retrospective of the photographer of Antanas Sutkus

This project is designed to raise awareness of a lesser-known part of European cultural heritage: the work of the Lithuanian photographer Antanas Sutkus.

This project is designed to raise awareness of a lesser-known part of European cultural heritage: the work of the Lithuanian photographer Antanas Sutkus. Although he was very important for the development of the whole Eastern European photography, he remains mostly unknown outside of Eastern Europe. Iconic pictures such as those of Jean Paul Sarte and Simone de Beauvoir when they visited Nida in 1965 are famous, yet very few people know that these pictures were taken by Antanas Sutkus. Therefore, a retrospective on the Lithuanian photographer was developed by three curators (from Germany, France and Lithuania) and is the base for three exhibitions, in Lithuania, Germany and France. Educational workshops given by Antanas Sutkus and the exhibitions’ curators are complemented by the publication of three catalogues in these languages that are sent in public libraries in Lithuania and to Goethe-Instituts’ libraries in Middle Eastern Europe. The exhibition is designed to travel to other parts of Europe and reach an even wider audience.