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Algirdas Šeškus, TV

This publication was published on occassion of the 60th anniversary of Lithuanian television: on April 30, 1957 the first program was broadcast from the new Vilnius television studio. Within this album the reader can find a few dozens of photograps that Algirdas Šeškus made between 1975 and 1985 when he worked as a television cameraman.

“The tension between what was official and what we felt and thought was enormous,” remembers the photographer, born in Vilnius in 1945. “And yet nobody thought that the Union may come to an end. There was no intention to resist the official ‘talk’ – if there had been, my photographs would have been different, it would be a dream about some other way of being. But our mockery was not resistance. So I was happy to work for television, and I also used it for my own work – I observed the shadows of the artificial light, the margins of the choreographed movements. I created what I found beautiful and what gave me joy. I could only share it with my small circle – the freedom of a professional artist was firmly restricted, it was dreaded. Kandinsky was not a Russian artist at the time. Šeškus could not be a Lithuanian photographer.” 

Edited by Gintaras Didžiapetris
Published by Lietuvos Nacionalinis Radijas ir Televizija (Lithuanian National Television and Radio)
ISBN: 978-6-099545-75-2
368 pages

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