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KAUNAS PHOTO festival, in collaboration with LensCulture, are inviting photographers to propose their works for its 18th edition. The organisers are offering exhibiting opportunities as well as participation at New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award, consisting of a solo exhibition at the largest photography gallery in the Baltic States, Kaunas Photography Gallery.

The topic of this year's festival is AGE. The festival will focus on threshold of coming of age, becoming adult, pros and cons, stories and senses of being small, young, teenage, parent, mid-age, retired, with or without grand-children, hobby, job, retirement savings facing the sunset of life. KAUNAS PHOTO is looking for artists who observe, analyze, co-create with people – both with those at the edge of crossroads of life and those who have seen it all, changes of currency, political systems, changing technologies and borders.

All exhibiting artists, selected via KAUNAS PHOTO STAR, Open Call will be offered artist fees. The finalists exhibitions across the venues of Kaunas old town and the Winner’s exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery will open on 3 September. Festival events and outdoor exhibitions will run until the end of October.

All Photographers/Artists, regardless of their age, nationality and place of residence are invited to submit work until 29 May. KAUNAS PHOTO festival is known for its focus on documentary, but all styles, genres and approaches to photography are accepted and exhibited. The applications should consist of 12-15 images, a short description of the work and a short written BIO. Detailed information about the Open Call and previous winners can be found here.

KAUNAS PHOTO aims to be the stage for the future stars of photography. Being a part of Photo Festival Union and Festivals Of Light Organization. The festival is a platform for dialogue around contemporary photographic creation between North and South, East and West. KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest-running annual photo art festival in the Baltic States, since 2004, taking place every September in the second-largest Lithuanian town of Kaunas. KAUNAS PHOTO 2021 is funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture.