Vytautas V. Stanionis “Photographs for Documents”

Photographs for Documents consists of photographs taken by the father of Vytautas V. Stanionis (1949), who was also called Vytautas, and reprinted by author of the book. These photographs for documents, taken of the inhabitants of Seirijai and the surrounding area, were taken in 1946 when the Soviet authorities changed the passports to Soviet ones. Eighty faces stare straight out at the camera. Anonymous images that once served to prove the identity of a particular person now lose their identity, and become a kind of allegory or metaphor of the postwar destiny.


Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards, Special mention 2014
Stiftungbuchkunst Frankfurt 2014
Lithuanian Book Awards ‘Vilnius 2013’
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Edited by Gintaras Česonis
Design Tomas Mrazauskas
Text by Ieva Meilutė-Svinkūnienė
Printed by Kopa
Published by Kaunas Photography Gallery, 1st edition 2013, 2nd edition 2015



Additional information

Weight 700 g
Dimensions 29.5 × 24 × 1.5 cm

82 p.


1st – 500
2nd – 500


Lithuanian, English


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