KAUNAS PHOTO is a platform for dialogue around contemporary photographic creation between North and South, East and West. While being the prime event of art photography in Lithuania, KAUNAS PHOTO does not solely focus on Lithuanian photography.
Thanks to a variety of exhibitions, ranging from venues of National M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, to mid-sized galleries such as Kaunas Photography Gallery, Meno Parkas gallery, Post Gallery, smaller adapted venues and outdoor exhibitions, KAUNAS PHOTO festival is welcoming tens of thousands of local visitors.
Besides numerous exhibitions, the festival publishes photography books, hosts artist talks as well as projection nights and portfolio reviews KAUNAS PHOTO STAR. It also organises annual distance-based portfolio reviews on its on-line platform, folioPORT.org. On September 6th the winners of the KAUNA PHOTO STAR will be announced during the opening of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Finalists’ exhibition.
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