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Algirdas Šeškus

At the beginning of his career in the second half of the 1980s, Šeškus created explicitly non-visual, monotonous photographs, as though to assert that the image was not necessary for photography. His photographic prints are characterised by an intentional impression of amateur photography (compositional inaccuracy, image blur, defects, scribbles), and the captured motifs – cityscapes, interiors, fragments of figures – are nameless and almost insignificant. Šeškus’ work, which was misunderstood and criticised during the Soviet era, marked the withdrawal of Lithuanian photography from weighty, existential themes and a reformed approach to photographic aesthetics.

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