2009 · Vilnius, Lithuania
by SUTKUS, ANTANAS
“Antanas Sutkus is justly called Homer of Lithuanian photography-;the continuous oeuvre of his whole life is an epic assembled from fragments of everyday life. His distinctive works convey an archetypal attitude that has deep-seated relations with his community; however; the power of his artistic language and the scope of his oeuvre put the name of the photographer into the ranks of the creators of the world’s culture. The phenomenon of the artist’ss oeuvre could be defined by the individuality of his artistic expression, a steady program of his ethical ideas and his existential aesthetics. The aim of this book is to present his creative evolution as clearly and thoroughly as possible, to reconsider earlier interpretations and to get to know the author anew. Having entered the XXI century, Sutkus has not changed his opinion, on the contraryâ€”the exposures of his archives only reaffirmed his unusual artistic sensitivity. The photographer does not drown in the overall havoc raised by the dehumanization of society, does not betray his hero, that nameless man, that gray mass in particular, that fills up our real life and his photographic reality as well.” – dust jacket.
Vilnius, Lithuania: Sapna Sala, 2009. Hardcover. Like new. Black boards, bw photographic illustrated dust jacket, white spine with black lettering, 479 pp, richly illustrated throughout. Text is in Lithuanian and English.
Antanas Sutkus (born 27 June 1939) is a Lithuanian photographer.
Sutkus is a recipient of the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts, the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas, and the Dr. Erich Salomon Award. He was one of the co-founders and a president of the Lithuanian Association of Art Photographers (Lithuanian: Lietuvos fotografijos meno draugija).