The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

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Young photographers from Lithuania gave a breath of fresh air to the Soviet photography back in the 60s. They had an unusual and inovative style that changed the history of photo art forever. These are probably the most interesting and the brightest works from the representatives of the Soviet Lithuanian school.

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

Antanas Sutkus

A photo from the series that was being made by the author during all his life. He photographed unknown random people as if they were trusted companions of an onlooker.

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

“Maraphon on the street”, 1959.

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

Antanas Sutkus, 1971

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

“At the Baltic Sea”, 1970

Sutkus, according to the culturologists, created a whole encyclopedia of people’s images from that uneasy epoch.

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

Vitas Luckus

Works of young Lithuanians were so bright compared to standard portraits of shock workers, construction cranes and haversters, that they became the best in mass media, at exhibitions and photo collections.

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

Vitas Luckus, 1960s

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

Vaclovas Straukas, a photo from the series “Farewell Bell”

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

Vaclovas Straukas, a photo from the series “Farewell Bell”

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

The work of the main lyricist of the Lithuanian photo school Romualdas Rakauskas.

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

Romualdas Rakauskas, 1960s.

Lithuanian photographers were probably among the first who showed an ordinary peasant, village man or worker so warmly and poetically.

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

Romualdas Rakauskas. From the series “Weekdays in Vilnius” (1960-1965).

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

Rimantas Dihavicius made very romantic photographs. He was the singer of woman’s beauty. His album “Flowers in the flowers” presented in 1978 in Moscow was a huge success.

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

Rimantas Dihavicius, “The Sun”

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

Alexandras Matziauskas was taking photos of everyday life of Soviet people. His pictures of a village market were revolutionary for many photographers of that time.

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

Alexandras Matziauskas, 1969-1970.

The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers

Alexandras Matziauskas, “Summer”, 1982.

4 thoughts on “The Best Works of Soviet Lithuanian Photographers”

  1. Great pics,very powerful !Compositions are unique but similar to the counterparts in the west! Time impress the photographers and then photographer left a great impression of the time to us!

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