Back from Lithuania

Last weekend, I followed the invitation of the Lithuanian Press photographers club to Vilnius where „Fashion Victims“ is on display during the 7th annual Press Photo Festival.

The festival features a diverse selection of stories on this year´s topic „Circle of life“ such as Fausto Podavini´s WPP awarded story „Mirella“ over Joop Swart Masterclass participant Dina Oganova with „I am Georgia“ to Dimitris Michalakis project „Burnout“ about the economic crisis in Greece among others. All the participating photographers had the great pleasure to present their projects during the evening lectures to the audience.

Well deserved winner of this years competition „Circle of Life“ is Fausto Podavini with his touching project „Mirella“. Besides that, my friend Jonas Wresch was awarded with the 1. Prize in the newcomer competition „Homework“. Congratulations to both of them and all the finalists!

Thanks to Jonas Staselis and of cause the whole team that put so much effort and energy into the festival. I´m really happy that I could be a part of it and didn´t miss this crazy weekend with Dina Oganova, Giorgos Moutafis, Ramin Mazur, Fausto Podavini, Dimitris Michalakis, Guillaume Darribau, Jonas Wresch and all the others!

The tearsheets above are taken from the beautiful „Fotografijas Ratas / Photo Circle“ Book that is released each year and contains all finalist stories of both competitions! Check the festival´s website for the next year´s competition here.