From September 2 to October 30, 2021


From September 2 to October 30, 2021, Kaunas City Museum will host exhibitions of the 18th international KAUNAS PHOTO festival’s programme.

  • Folk Music Branch (L. Zamenhofo St. 12):

Martha Thomas (USA) “Do Not Forget, You Are Not In Lithuania” (KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 Finalist), Younes Mohammad (Iraq) “Open Wounds”.

  • Kaunas Castle (Pilies St. 17):

Cristian Geelen (The Netherlands) “Memories of a man once there…


In 2021, the international photo art festival KAUNAS PHOTO festival will turn eighteen and become an adult. Therefore, this year the focus will be on the threshold of adulthood, becoming an adult, the pros and cons, stories and feelings of being young, teenager, parent, mid-aged, retired, with or without grandchildren, hobby, job, retirement savings meeting the sunset of life. The exhibitions and events of the festival will be related to general or specific issues of life choices, crisis, joys, traditions, stereotypes, taboos, social norms and the impact of big data society on age groups. The open call to the festival, which received over a hundred proposals, showed that a critical mass of photographers is exploring an aging society, its joys and challenges.


KAUNAS PHOTO exhibitions in closed spaces will take place in Kaunas in September 2021. Outdoor exhibitions in Chechnya Square, Kalniečių and Draugystės parks, A. Juozapavičiaus, V. Putvinskio streets, near Kaunas Castle, Vienybės Square will be accessible to the audience until the end of October.


KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest running annual international photo art festival in Lithuania and the Baltic States. The festival founded by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas in 2004 is organized by the public institution “Šviesos raštas”. The artistic program of this year’s festival is curated by a joint team: Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, Kristina Juraitė, Donatas Stankevičius, Fred Boucher and Karolina Krinickaitė.


KAUNAS PHOTO is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture as one of the strategic international art events in Lithuania.

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