Gypsies in Lithuania

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.


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