His most famous picture was the portrait of Jean-Paul Sartre, but it is a favorite subject of the photographer – inhabitants of his country.
Antanas Sutkus (Antanas Sutkus) is a classic of Soviet and Lithuanian photography, founder of the Union of photographic art, Lithuania. Born June 27, 1939 in the village of Klubnichka. In 1958-1964 years of journalism at Vilnius state University. In an interview, said that saving money on the bike, but for some reason I bought a camera. To remove began in 1958.
When formed the Lithuanian school of photography, the participants were idealists who loved people, his subject, his country and wanted to convey its originality. So was Antanas Sutkus. In his photos, a documentary interwoven with artistry and high quality. The focus of the photographer – ordinary people, living their lives. The simplicity and clarity of deep psychological insight and sincerity. But the greatest interest is not even a song, and the emotion in the frame.
Antanas Sutkus no longer takes off, but exhibitions of his work continue around the world. Now the main business of the photographer – an analysis of the vast archive of negatives and photos, some of which in Soviet times nobody would have published it.
Skill Sutkus recognized and respected in all corners of the earth. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Victoria and albert Museum in London, the Museum of photographic art in Odense (Denmark), the Photographic Museum in Helsinki, the Museum of modern art in Stockholm, the International center of photography in new York, the art Institute of Chicago, Museum of French photography in Paris, the Museum of art of Lithuania, etc.
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