The contrasts of “Brazilka” near the glass and the concrete of Vytautas Magnus University

On 10th of September, at Multi-functional Study and Science center of Vytautas Magnus University, the exhibition of the artist’s residency results of KAUNAS PHOTO Festival was opened. The exhibition of the Brazilka photography series were created by Italian photographer Emanuela Colombo in Kaunas. The exhibition is open until 31st of October.

Recently, the Brazilka district is changing very rapidly: new, modern or luxury apartments are replacing old buildings and apartments. Along with the changing urban landscape, the inhabitants and the new generation in the old part of Kaunas district the vitality of Brazilka myth began to fade. Thus, the Italian artist Emanuela Colombo, at the KAUNAS PHOTO Residence, documented this part of Žaliakalnis: Jonava, Varniai, Žemaičių streets and Savanorių prospect. The artist captured romantic images, portraits of the inhabitants or unexpected contrasts on everyday streets. In collaboration with the local people, Emanuela Colombo created remarkable shots that documented and evoked the remaining fragments of Brazilka, reminding us of the history of the city and the constantly changing surroundings.

Throughout September, until 13th of October, the KAUNAS PHOTO Festival will delight with exhibition tours as well as meetings with the artists and guests on the photograph projection nights. A comprehensive program of festival events is available on the KAUNAS PHOTO website >>

Major sponsors: Lithuanian Council for Culture, Kaunas City Municipality. Sponsors: EPSON, Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden. Exhibition partner: Vytautas Magnus University.


Guided tour ta the exhibition “The Waterful Kaunas”

On 24 of October, Tuesday, at 6pm KAUNAS PHOTO festival invites for the guided tour at the outdoor exhibition “The Waterful Kaunas” – the result of the artist recidency made by Andreas Müller-Pohle (Germany), Dorota Dawidowicz (Poland) and Jari Silomäki (Finland). Exhibition is on display at Kaunas city center (Laisvės av. and S. Daukantas street) till March of next year.

KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest-running annual international photo art festival in Lithuania and the Baltic States. Since it’s first edition in 2004, it’s been organised by the NGO „Šviesos raštas“ and is regarded to be one of the most important continuous art events in the country. KAUNAS PHOTO is a member of „Festivals of Light“ organisation. The founder and the director of the festival is Mindaugas Kavaliauskas.

KAUNAS PHOTO is supported by Lithuanian Culture Council, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Kaunas City Council. Exhibitions by Polish artists made in colloboration with the Polish Institute in Vilnius and Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw.

President Valdas Adamkus is the patron of the festival.

Free of charge.

More information about the exhibition please find here: