Life in Soviet Lithuania


Sutkus focused on ordinary people going about their their everyday lives, rather than the model citizens promoted by Soviet propaganda. He often photographed children and young people. Here: Cavaliers in Salakas, 1979. (Photo by Antanas Sutkus)



Rebelling against political propaganda, acclaimed photographer Antanas Sutkus embarked on a life-long journey to capture the everyday scenes around him. Antanas Sutkus, born in 1939, studied journalism at Vilnius University in the late 1950s before becoming disillusioned by the confines of the Soviet-controlled press. He began taking photographs instead, and soon co-founded the Lithuanian Association of Art Photographers. Here: Blind Pioneer, 1962. (Photo by Antanas Sutkus)





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