KAUNAS PHOTO 2020. Education and projection evening “Your room as a camera. How can you do it?”

On October 7, 2020, KAUNAS PHOTO festival held education and projection evening “Your room as a camera. How can you do it?” at the Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public Library Park Branch, with the screening of “obs-cu-ra” by Bruno Alencastro (Brazil) and “Camera obscura. Savanoriai” by Darius Kuzmickas (Lithuania/USA) and an educational session with the photographer Bruno Alencastro and the art director of KAUNAS PHOTO festival Mindaugas Kavaliauskas. The video record by Bruno Alencastro can be viewed on KAUNAS PHOTO Facebook page.

Kaunas Photo 2018| projections night 4 & Artist talk by Evžen Sobek (Czech Republic)

8 pm – KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT 4. Artist talk by Evžen Sobek (Czech Republic) and projection of works from the KAUNAS PHOTO 2018 Open Call. Duration 70 minutes. Volfas Engelman Studija (Kaunakiemio str. 2, Kaunas). Free entrance.

KAUNAS PHOTO festival 09-13 | Guided tour & Artist talk by Vladimir Antaki (France/Canada)

On 13th of September KAUNAS PHOTO festival invited to the guided tour at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art (Nepriklausomybės sq. 12). Later photographer Vladimir Antaki (France/Canada) presented his work “Family Portrait” and continued at Volfas Engelman Studio during KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT.


KAUNAS PHOTO festival 09-07 | Exhibitions opening

On 7th of September KAUNAS PHOTO festival opened several exhibitions and invited to the KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT-photography projections night.

4 pm Exhibition opened at Lithuanian Museum of Education History (Vytauto pr. 52). Öncü Hrant Gültekin (Turkey/Germany) “Stolen Armenian Cemeteries”, Michał Adamski (Poland) “Close to the ground, far from heaven” in presence of artist.

Exhibition o display till October 12.
Working hours: Mon-Thu 9 am – 7 pm, Fri 9 am – 5 pm, Sat 10 am – 3 pm (open every first Saturday of month).

5 pm Exhibition opened at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art (Nepriklausomybės sq. 12).

“Šeinius + Scheynius” exhibition:
Lina Scheynius and Ignas Šeinius (Sweden/Lithuania).

“Home Sweet Home” exhibition:
Evzen Sobek (Czech Republic), Rubi Lebovitch (Israel), Rebeca Cordero (Mexico), Superultraextra duo: Ewa Bold & Patryk Hadas (Poland).

Kaunas Photo Art Residency Result exhibition: Conchi Martínez (Spain) “KAUNOPOLY”;

Solo exhibition: Poike Stomps (Netherlands) „Crossing Europe“.

“Comfort Zone” exhibition:
Haley Morris-Cafiero (USA) “Wait Watchers” , Vladimir Antaki (France/Canada) “Family Portrait”, Tadas Kazakevičius (Lithuania) “Soon to be Gone”, Florian Muller (Germany) “Hashtags Unplugged”, Lasse Lecklin (Finland) “The Most Beautiful Nuclear Power Plants in Europe”.

Exhibitions on display till October 13.
Working hours: Tue-Sun 11 am – 5 pm., Thu 11 am – 7 pm
Ticket price: adults 3€, students 1,5€, school children, children and pensioners – free entrance.

8 pm KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT 2. Projections of Artist works from the KAUNAS PHOTO 2018 Open Call. Duration 45 minutes. Volfas Engelman Studija (Kaunakiemio str. 2, Kaunas). On display are: Bartłomiej Ponikiewski (Poland) “Movie Theaters”, Beowulf Tomek(Germany) “Ramstein”, Ronald Ansbach (Brazil) “Sampa”, Valentyn Odnoviun (Ukraine/Lithuania) “Horizons”, HanShun Zhou (Singapore) “Frenetic City”, Roei Greenberg (Israel) “Along the Break“, Hakim Boulouiz (Switzerland) “Fresnel”, Vincenzo Labellarte (Italy) “Omnia Mutantur”, Hiro Tanaka (Japan) “Around 42nd and 7th”, Manuel Armenis (Germany) “Manuel Armenis”, Tomas Ivanauskas (Lithuania) “Deleted“, Gretchen So (Hong Kong) “Evolving Territories“, Corinna Mehl (Germany) “Grinding The Water”, Gérard Staron (France) “Hom(m)es”, Marton Kallai (Hungary) “Behind God’s back, in front of God”, Simas Lin (Lihuania) “Bus Stops“, Patryk Pietras (Poland) “Gloomy Gardens”, Martin Friedrich (Germany) “States Of The Blonde Hedgehog”, Lorraine Turci (France) “Polaris artefacts“, Hector Mediavilla (Spain) “Sorry we are closed“, Martin Bruining (Germany) “States Of The Blonde Hedgehog“, Paola Leonardi(Italy) “Borderlands: The Edges Of Europe“.


Kaunas Photo 2018| Projections Night 3 & Artist talk by Vladimir Antaki

8 pm – KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT 3 featuring illustrated Artist talk by Vladimir Antaki (France/Canada) and projections of artist works from the KAUNAS PHOTO 2018 Open Call. Duration 70 minutes. Volfas Engelman Studija (Kaunakiemio str. 2, Kaunas). Free entrance.

Kaunas Photo 2018 | Photo Night

KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT 2. Projections of Artist works from the KAUNAS PHOTO 2018 Open Call. Duration 45 minutes.

KAUNAS PHOTO festival 09-22 Caffeine Friday Night

On 22 of September, at caffee “Caffeine” (Laisvės av. 72) KAUNAS PHOTO organised the photography projection night. The theme of projections “Joys of water”.

The works on display: Romualdas Požerskis (Lithuania) “Hot summer”, Natalie Grono (Australia) “Sea Dreaming”, Russ Flatt (New Zealand) “Take Me to the River”, Jussi Puikkonen (Finland) “Sauna Folk”, Julia Baier (Germany) “Water Matters”, Päivi Koskinen (Finland) “Monday”, Turi Calafato (Italy) “A day at the beach. Summer in Sicily”, Jorma Mueller (Switzerland) “Their Souls Run Beneath”, Kirill Golovchenko (Ukraine) “Out of the Blue”, Spiros Zervoudakis (Greece) “Trap”.

Events of the 14th edition of KAUNAS PHOTO festival, September 26-29

The 14th edition of KAUNAS PHOTO festival invites to the events during 26-29 of September. All events are free of charge!


September 26, Tuesday

6pm Artist talk by Gideon Mendel (South Africa/UK) and review of his video project; guided tour at the exhibition of KAUNAS PHOTO festival. The artists of the exhibition are: Matjaž Krivic (Slovenia) “Lithium, the driving force of 21st Century”, Christian Åslund (Sweden) “Glacier comparison – Svalbard”, Gideon Mendel (UK) “Drowning World”. Lithuanian educational museum (Vytauto av. 52).

© Romualdas Požerskis (Lithuania) “Hot summer”

September 27, Wednesday

6pm Artist talk by Romualdas Požerskis (Lithuania) and presentation of his work “Hot Summer”. Kaunas city council Vincas Kudirka public library, department of youth music and art (A. Mapų st. 18).

© Jussi Puikkonen (Finland) “Sauna Folk”

September 29, Friday

KAUNAS PHOTO festival final guided tours and photography projection night at Caffeine.

5pm Guided tour at “F gallery” (Aušros str. 6). Eugenijus Barzdžius (Lithuania) “VASK”.

5.30pm Guided tour at Multi-functional Study and Science center of Vytautas Magnus University (V. Putvinskio str. 23). Alex Boyd (UK) “The Land of Maybe”, Christine Osinski (USA) “New York City’s Archipelago”.

6pm Guided tour at Kaunas Artists’ House (V. Putvinskio str. 56). Jussi Puikkonen (Finland) “Sauna Folk”.

8pm KAUNAS PHOTO Caffeine Fridays Night – photography projections (Laisvės av. 72). On display “Water environment“.


All the listed events are free of charge and open to everyone. We are looking forward to seeing you!

KAUNAS PHOTO festival team.


On 1st of September, at 9pm, 14th KAUNAS PHOTO festival invites to KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT.

KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT – photography projection under the open sky. Amphitheatre of Kaunas Castle (Papilio str.). Gideon Mendel(UK) “Drowning World”, KAUNAS PHOTO TOP 16, Poland Photography.


The 14th edition of KAUNAS PHOTO festival, this year exploring the theme of water, invites to greet autumn in the biggest photography night in the city. On the 1st of September, Friday, the works of this year’s participating artists will be presented on a big screen in Kaunas castle amphitheater.

© Mayumi Suzuki

The event will last for 2 hours and will feature works by the TOP 16 artists selected from the open call, that attracted more than 200 applications: Barry Rosenthal (USA) “Found in Nature”, Jorge Fuembuena (Spain) “The End of Cathedrals”, Elina Ruka (Latvia/ USA) “Aqueous”, Giovanni Presutti (Italy) “Plastic Islands”, Jorma Mueller (Finland/ Switzerland) “Their Souls run Beneath”, César Dezfuli (Spain) “Passengers”, Andrey Semyonov (Russia) “Invasion”, Turi Calafato (Italy) “Day at the Beach. Summer in Sicily”, Päivi Koskinen (Finland) “Monday”, Mayumi Suzuki (Japan) “Restoration Will”, Jan Caga (Czech Republic) “Danube – the Blue River”, Yan Wang Preston (UK) “Mother River”, Pierfrancesco Celada (Italy) “#Instagrampier, Hong Kong”, John Trotter “No agua no vida”, Tymon Markowski (Poland) “Flow”, Justyna Mielnikiewicz (Poland/Georgia) “Ukraine runs through it”.

© Tymon Markowski


© Dorota Dawidowicz

Polish photography that makes up a significant part of this year’s festival will also be presented: Mikolaj Nowacki “Odra”, Pawel Piotrowski “River Surfers”, Justyna Mielnikiewicz “Ukraine runs through it”. A separate part of the projections will be dedicated to the exhibition “Polish Waters” that will open in POST gallery on the 19th of September: Tymon Markowski “Flow”, Dorota Dawidowicz “Relax”, Krzysztof Racoń “Disappearing Lakes”, Filip Cwik “Sinking Industry”, Kuba Kaminski “Sobering Chamber”, Adam Wilkoszarski “After Season”.

© Yan Wang Preston

Mid evening the presentation of photography works about rivers will take place: Federico Rios Escobar (Colombia) “FARC”, Jan Caga (Czech Republic) “Danube- the Blue River”, John Trotter (USA) “No agua No Vida”, Mathieu Nonnenmacher (France) “Light the River”, Mikolaj Nowacki (Poland) “Odra”, Yan Wang Preston (UK) “Mother River”. Rivers have always been the places where people settled, as they provided transport and a source of food. The selected authors’ works present a wide selection of river related issues in the context of ecology, urban planning and politics.

© Gideon Mendel

The main focus of the evening is Gideon Mendel’s (South Africa/ UK) a video exhibition “Drowning World”, Matjaž Krivic “Lithium, the driving force of the 21st century”, Christian Åslund (Sweden) “Glacier comparison – Svalbard”.

© Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti

KAUNAS PHOTO outdoor exhibitions also feature in the projection night, showcasing “The Heavens. Annual report” by Paolo Woods (Haiti) & Gabriele Galimberti (Italy).

The main events of the 14th edition of KAUNAS PHOTO festival will start on the first week of September and will continue until the end of October.

KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest- running annual photography festival in Lithuania and the Baltic States. It is organised by the NGO “Šviesos raštas” since 2004. KAUNAS PHOTO is one of the most important annual art events in the country. KAUNAS PHOTO is a member of “Festival Of Light” organisation.

Main sponsors: Lithuanian Culture Council, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Kaunas city council.

Festival’s Polish photography programme is supported by Polish Institute in Vilnius and Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw.

Patron of the festival is President Valdas Adamkus.

Free entrance.