KAUNAS PHOTO festival, organized yearly in Kaunas, Lithuania since 2004, has build its profile as the festival of premières, as a starting point for future stars of contemporary photography. Being a part of Photo Festival Union and Festivals Of Light networks, KAUNAS PHOTO festival is a platform for dialogue around contemporary photographic creation between North and South, East and West.
In the time of infinity of pictures taken every minute, KAUNAS PHOTO festival is still looking for great photographers, those, whom we could call new stars of photography. In 2010, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, founder and director of KAUNAS PHOTO festival, and Gintaras Česonis, director of KAUNAS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY, launch a photo contest – KAUNAS PHOTO STAR, reminding that every talented photographer with great works deserves to be a STAR in our festival, and in today's world of photography.
KAUNAS PHOTO STAR is a competition open to all photographers regardless of their age, nationality, themes and styles of photography. KAUNAS PHOTO STAR starts with a submission of works by email, followed by portfolio reviews of works of 50 selected photographers who will meet curators and publishers of photography from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and other European countries on September 10 and 11, 2010 in Kaunas. The winner of portfolio reviews will be invited to hold an exclussive solo exhibition at the freshly re-opened KAUNAS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY during KAUNAS PHOTO festival 2011.
KAUNAS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY is situated in the heart of medieval Kaunas Old Town. It is a modern well-equipped gallery of 200 square meters, renovated in 2010. The gallery is one of the biggest and most important exhibition places in Lithuania and Baltic States, dedicated to photography and contemporary art. This non-profit space will present innovative contemporary projects as well as traditional photography exhibitions.
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