Alvydas Vaitkevičius



              Born on 29 04 1942 in Girininkai, Kaunas district. Member of Lithuanian Photographers Association since 1982, status of the artist was given in 2005. From 1960 to 1965 was studying in Kaunas Iinstitute of Politechnics . From 1985 to 1994 worked as a teacher in Lithuanian Photographers Association Kaunas School of Photography. From 1991 to 2007 Vytautas Magnus university, Faculty of Arts lecturer. From 1994 to 2010 Vytautas Magnus University newspaper Vytautas Magni photographer, at the same time, from 1994 to 2014 photographer for the university. Author of articles on photography, author of review and catalogue and book texts. Now retired.

              In photography school and Vytautas Magnus University Faculty of Arts had lectures on Artistic Photography history and Lithuanian photography courses, has seminars and internships on Artistic Photography. As a result, after few years dissertations on photography was written (by Agnė Narušytė, Vaida Almonaitytė – Navickienė, Tomas Pabedinskas). Later dissertations on photography was written by Margarita Matulytė, Vytautas Michelkevičius. After that the number pf Lithuanian original Photography critical, philosophical articles, books, photgraphic monographies – albums, that while studying in Vytautas Magnus University Gintaras Česonis, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas. Irma Stanaitytė ir Jurgita Remeikytė were attending lectures by A. Vaitkevičius. These students continued their studies in Vilnius Academy of Arts and now works in Vilnius Academy of Arts lecturers.

              In 2005 Agnė Narušytė wrote “Isn’t it possible that A.Vaitkevičius was the first one ho starter giving lectures on history of world and Lithuanian photography and gave the passion to do so to many others”

              Thanks to this kind of activity in 2016 was released 800 pages book by Agnė Narušytė ir Margarita Matulytė „Lietuvos fotografijos istorija iki 1945 m.“ (Lithuanian photography to 1945”)

              Alvydas VaitkevičiusViktorija