Kaunas Photo is the longest-running annual photo art festival in the Baltic states. Since 2004, it has taken place every September in the second-largest Lithuanian town of Kaunas. Kaunas Photo has been a festival of premières for future stars of photography since its launch, and is a platform for dialogue around contemporary photographic creation between North and South, East and West. While being the prime event of art photography in Lithuania, Kaunas Photo does not solely focus on Lithuanian photography. Its programs and projects, such as the exhibition and book Generation ’74: 11 European Photographers born in 1974, feature a vast menu of internationally acclaimed photographers.
While outdoor exhibitions are up in summer, KAUNAS PHOTO festival events start on 1st of September with the exhibition of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Competition Finalists’ works across three venues: Kaunas city museum, Lithuanian folk music history department (L. Zamenhofo str. 12), “Meno parkas” gallery (Rotušės sq. 27.) and Kaunas Photography Gallery (Vilniaus str. 2). On 7th of September four exhibitions will open at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art (Nepriklausomybės sq. 12). Other events and exhibitions of KAUNAS PHOTO festival 2018 will take place in various galleries, museums and other creative spaces between the 1st of September until the end of October.