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February 16, 2017

50 Amazing Black and White Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in Soviet Lithuania During the 1960s and 1970s

Those who are under thirty today in the countries of the former Soviet Union can barely remember what it felt like to live there. They never knew it. Many of those over thirty have also chosen to forget. They might remember familiar details, but their more recent experience has obliterated the feelings that went with them. Antanas Sutkus’s photographs, taken during the 1960s and 1970s to document the changing life and people of Lithuania, bring it all flooding back.

Working at the time when Lithuania (as the Lithuanian SSR) was part of the Soviet Union, Sutkus focused on black and white portraits of ordinary people in their everyday life rather than the model citizens and workers promoted by Soviet propaganda. He often photographed children and young people, and is best know for his life-long survey.


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