After Sarkhozy’s recent decision to deport Roma people from France, it seemed particularly appropriate to go to a talk this evening by Seattle/Vilnius photographer Andrew Miksys at the Contemporary Arts Center in Vilnius. Photographs from Andrew’s series on Roma in Lithuania are included in a new exhibit Lithuanian Art 2000–2010: Ten Years. Andrew spoke to 15 members of the International Women’s Association of Vilnius about his work and this particular project.
Andrew is an amazing photographer — and I’m not just saying this because I know his parents. He has received two Fulbrights and a Guggenheim, among other awards and recognitions. His work in shown internationally and is in the collections of a number of museums, including the Seattle Art Museum.
You can see some of the photographs from the BAXT series on Roma in Lithuania on his website.