Simon C. Roberts
Kaunas Photo Festival
Generation ’74 profiles 11 European Photographers born in 1974.The premiere of the book took place at the Vilnius International Book fair, with the owner of the very first copy of the book being the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė. Introductory texts of the book lead the reader from the idea of the joint project of the 74-ers generation in European photography to revealing their similarities, differences and unique features. Every photographer’s work is presented in slots of 10 to 12 pages that start with a picture of childhood. The sequencing of photographers in the book is based on their birth date in 1974. The book ends with questions by Irina Chmyreva and every photographers’ answers to them which help reveal individual roads photography through the labyrinths of the time rich in transformations.
Kaunas Photo is the longest-running annual photo art festival in the Baltic States.