Kaunas Town Hall
The Lithuanian Press Photographers Club invites to the exhibition of the winners of the 18th national photography competition “Lithuanian Press Photography” at Kaunas City Museum. It is an exceptional publication by Lithuanian photojournalists revealing the most important moments of our life by way of photography.
Photojournalism is of key importance to a country’s culture and history not only with its visual information about events, news and everyday life but also with its invitation to critical discourse about the impact of visual culture on knowledge and comprehension of the world. This is the first and everyday meeting with visual art which reaches us through means of mass communication engaging the latest media.
The total number of photographers who submitted their photographs was 111. Their photographs fall under the following categories in the Yearbook: News, Life, Portrait, European Year, Culture, Army, Sport, Entertainment, Environment and its Protection, Reportage, and Photo Story. The international jury had to evaluate almost four thousand works. It was the eleventh time this year when the Colleagues’ Prize was awarded. Participants of the Contest look through all the photographs included in that year’s yearbook and exhibition and select the best ones.
The Yearbook contains the photographs that feature the main events, stories, personalities and reveal social, cultural, political scenes as a mosaic of life, which finally result in a general picture of the country’s life. The Contest Lithuanian Press Photography is held by a non-profit organisation, the Lithuanian Press Photographers Club which unites over fifty Lithuanian professional press photographers. The Contest is open to all those who work for or permanently cooperate with Lithuanian media.
The information is based on the text of Jonas Staselis, President of the Lithuanian Press Photographers Club
Organizer of the exhibition: Lithuanian Press Photographers Club
The exhibition will be open at the Town Hall Branch of the Kaunas City Museum (Rotušės Square 15) from March 6th to August 30th.