Les Photaumnales are partners of the Kaunas festival, a Lithuanian city two hours from Beauvais by plane. A member of the European Community since 2004, Lithuania has a population of three million. History has long mistreated this Baltic tribe. Photography was only recognized here in the middle of the 20th century. Under Stalin, cameras were considered spy equipment. The idea of ‘Lithuanian photography’ appeared in the 1970s and 80s, when Russian art critics began to take an interest in the work of Lithuanian photographers. The names Antanas Sutkus, Romualdas Rakauskas, Aleksandras Macijauskas, Romualdas Kuncius and Romualdas Požerskis were followed closely by the photographic press.
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