Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

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Lithuanian photography school in the second half of the last century has made a real revolution in the minds of a whole generation of photographers standing on the background of total Soviet officialdom photos gulp of "fresh air of the Baltic."

Today we want to introduce you to the works of one of the most popular Lithuanian photographers - Romualdas Pozerskis solo exhibition which opens this week in the Moscow Center of Photography Lumiere brothers.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

The old city of Lithuania. Vilnius, 1976.

Romualdas Pozerskis - one of the most prominent representatives of the Lithuanian school of photography, winner of numerous awards and honors. His works are in the collections of major museums in the world, and he is a professor at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Kaunas Vytautas the Great, where he teaches a course on the history and aesthetics of photography.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

In Pozerskis works are several large-scale photographs of cycles, each of which the author devotes many years of continuous operation. Each cycle intended to be exhaustive story about the chosen topic, the center of which invariably people.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

Kaunas, 1976. Photographer makes the audience look at the different relationships between people. Man in their real and harmonious, primarily because it is not pulled out of the living space.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

Kaunas, 1976.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

The old city of Lithuania. Klaipeda, 1976.

"Art - this is an opportunity to get closer to the man, not just a pretty picture or uncontrolled expression of the artist", - says Pozerskis.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

In contrast to the standard Soviet documentaries, often staged, where man exists only as an object to be photographed, the photographer's work is always extremely truthful.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

The old city of Lithuania. Vilnius, 1977.

Whoever the heroes of his works - the war veterans, accidentally encountered a boy or a cripple - they are always in harmony. And it's not only the inherent Pozerskis humanity and wisdom, but also in an effort to show man as he really is.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

The old city of Lithuania. Kaunas, 1977.

"The fact that real life is much more interesting to me spectacular abstract composition," - says the author.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

The old city of Lithuania. Vilnius, 1977.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

The old city of Lithuania. Klaipeda, 1982.

Working the author set himself the most important task on the series "The old city of Lithuania" (1974-1982) - show the relationship between man and the city in the genre of street photography, virtually absent in Lithuania and throughout the Union in those years.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

The old city of Lithuania. Klaipeda, 1984.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

cycle "Children's Hospital" (1976-1982).

A distinctive feature of the work Pozerskis - sincere sympathy and empathy that he feels for his characters. Especially for children, inhabiting almost all of its cycles.

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Children's hospitals. 1981.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

Laugaliay, 1984.

No less empathy the author's cause and the elderly, which is dedicated to "Last Resort" cycle (1983-1990).

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

Nemencine, 1983.

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

Berzoras, 1988.

Cycle "Memory Garden" brings together images taken in the Lithuanian cemeteries. It photographer tries to answer the philosophical question: where does the boundary between the material world and the spiritual?

Honest Photo Soviet Romualdas Pozerskis

Krikstonis, 1987.

Laugaliay, 1985.

By the way, in the framework of the exhibition in the Center of Photography Lumiere Brothers as a creative meeting with the author will be held, where you can have a conversation with the photographer and get his autograph.