In Beauvais, travel is easy. The city’s airport serves many European cities. Every year, the photography collective Diaphane sends photographers to discover the city of their choice, challenging them to return with a dozen images in four days. Thierry Girard flew to Lithuania. “I have always been drawn toward this part of Europe, which lived for so many decades under Soviet rule,” says Giard. “But I had never even set foot in a Baltic state. By choosing to go to Kaunas, I wanted to see how much remained of the Soviet influence, and how Westernization had affected not only the urban landscape, but also the attitude and appearances of people.”
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