Photojournalist Arturas Morozovas stories at Vitebskas library
On February 26th, Friday evening, 5:00 p.m., at Vitbeskas library, P.Luksio st.60, Kaunas)
A meeting with Arturas Morozovas, the youngest generations’ photojournalist who will become one of participant of the 13th KAUNAS PHOTO festival and will host an exhibition in Chechnya square. Free entrance and open for everyone.
Once he was only a child from Kaunas city’ Kalniečiai district and now he, as photojournalist, works on the crisis in Europe. Arturas Morozovas during the event will introduce with the works and photojournalism as a specific branch of journalism. There will be an opportunity to see several photography series and ideas for exhibition concepts. The meeting is organized to introduce with authors works as well as promote community spirit and public involvement in creative process. The set of photography will be selected by community and will be on display in Chechnya square during 2016 summer and autumn. KAUNAS PHOTO, annual photo art festival, has already organized exhibitions of Chechnya and EUROMAIDAN. It is planned that A.Morozovas exhibition will also have a connection with fights of freedom.
Arturas Morozas, in KAUNAS PHOTO 2016 festival program, will lead master classes for youngsters from areas of block of flats. They will be introduced to photography, as not only one of the means of expression able to analyze social topics, but also to some new tools of communication, to create a form of togetherness. The main focus of master classes will be given to participants who will be capturing their living environment from an aesthetics of balconies and parking issues.
Arturas Morozovas started his photojournalist career nine years ago, every time appeared in the most significant world events. The best known photography series were created during the conflict in Ukraine, travels through the Russian north and Palestine. During the past few years photographer was creating reports about refugees in Lesbos (a Greek island), Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Austria and in other places. Also, captured the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. After, visited many places in the world he made a stop in Lithuania where he start the new set of photography “Deep Down in Lithuania”. Dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to work and raise of problems these efforts do not go unnoticed. Photojournalist won many awards as well as publications of works in: “The Guardian”, “Der Spiegel”, “Newsweek”, “Dailymail”, “Le Nouvel Observateur”, and others. He captured the remarkably images and video material in Ukraine, which were used by “Netflix” in a documentary film “Winter on Fire”, nominated for Oscar.