This is an “accidental” body of work, which started to grow since 2005 and continues until now. During his extensive travels Mindaugas Kavaliauskas – photographer, curator and expert – frequently flying to and from exhibitions, festivals, portfolio reviews in Europe and beyond its borders, discovered that a camera could be used to depict life, where for most of us time stands still…
Mindaugas Kavaliauskas grew up in Lithuania, which was a part of a weird country, called the Soviet Union. It was a self-isolated country, the people of which could hardly make jokes about the system. One of these jokes was about a Soviet citizen, who addressed to a KGB office, asking for permission to travel to Israel.
The fellow traveled to destination and back. Soon he showed up for another permission and was granted it again. When he showed up for the third time, furious officers imposed him a decision to make: to stay ‘here’ or ‘there’. They asked him a question: ‘Which country do you prefer?’. The citizen answered: “What I liked best was the journey’…
Mindaugas Kavaliauskas lives in Kaunas, Lithuania and works internationally.
VšĮ Šviesos Raštas was founded in 2003 to promote photography in various ways.