About KAUNAS PHOTO festival


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.

Thanks to a variety of exhibitions, ranging from venues of National M.K.Čiurlionis Art Museum, to mid-sided galleries, such as Kaunas Photography Gallery, Meno Parkas gallery, Post Gallery, smaller adapted venues and outdoor exhibitions, KAUNAS PHOTO festival since several years is the most attended photographic event in Lithuania, comprising 200-300 participants per year’s program and counting its audience by tens of thousands of visitors.

Besides domestically hosted exhibitions in Kaunas, the festival also shows exhibitions in other Lithuanian towns and villages. Moreover, KAUNAS PHOTO holds exhibitions (of mostly Lithuanian photography) abroad. Since 2005, Kaunas-Photo-curated shows visited Finland (“Backlight” in Tampere), Poland (Fotofestiwal Lodz, Pix.House gallery in Poznan), Italy (FotoGrafia festival in Rome), France (Photo de Mer festival in Vannes, Les Photaumnales in Beauvais, Les Boreales in Caen), China (Pingiao and Lishui festivals), New Zealand (Auckland Festival of Photography).

Since its beginning in 2004,  “Kaunas Photo” festival is co-organised by public institution “Šviesos raštas” and Kaunas Branch of the Lithuanian Association of Art Photographers.

KAUNAS PHOTO festival has been a festival of premières for future stars of photography since its launch in 2004. The festival is organized every year in Kaunas, the second largest city of Lithuania. Being the longest- running photographic festival in the Baltic States, KAUNAS PHOTO is a platform for dialogue around contemporary photographic creation between North and South, East and West.

The 12th edition of the festival on the theme of “Pursuit” will start on September 2-5 and the exhibitions will continue until Mid October, 2015.

KAUNAS PHOTO festival’s major sponsors are Lithuanian Culture Council and Kaunas Municipality.

Since 2007, KAUNAS PHOTO is member of Festival Of Light organisation.

Founder and director of the festival Mindaugas Kavaliauskas.

Web site featuring records of editions from 2004 to 2012 – www.KaunasPhoto.info
Web site of Kaunas Photo 2014 – 2014.KaunasPhoto.com

To contact KAUNAS PHOTO, write to: festival (at) KaunasPhoto.info

Screen Shot Festival of LightScreenshot of the FestivalofLight.net web site