Antanas Sutkus

Vintage: People of Lithuania by Antanas Sutkus (1960s and 1970s)

Vintage: People of Lithuania by Antanas Sutkus (1960s and 1970s)

Antanas Sutkus (b. 1939) bought his first camera as a child, having not earned enough to buy a bicycle when digging peat with his mother. He later became a photojournalist and, since 1968, has worked as an independent photographer. He has also helped Lithuanian photographers gain international recognition as co-founder and President of the Photography Art Society of Lithuania, which…
Biography: Documentary/People photographer Antanas Sutkus

Biography: Documentary/People photographer Antanas Sutkus

Antanas Sutkus was born in Kluoniškiai on 27 June 1939. Sutkus’s series People of Lithuania is considered one of his most important works. It is a continuing project begun in 1976 to document the changing life and people of Lithuania. Working at the time when Lithuania (as the Lithuanian SSR) was part of the Soviet Union, Sutkus focused on black…
Antanas Sutkus: Nostalgia for bare feet

Antanas Sutkus: Nostalgia for bare feet

From April 7 to May 29, 2016, the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography will hold an exhibition of Antanas Sutkus Nostalgia for bare feet. The exhibition will feature more than one hundred works created by the master of Lithuanian photography between 1959 and 1979, many of which have never been shown before. Antanas Sutkus is widely recognized as the forefather…