International Photography Symposium. NIDA 2018


International Photography Symposium. NIDA2018
September 4-9, 2018

Nida culture and tourism information center “Agila”, Taikos str. 4
VAA Nida Art Colony (E. A. Jonušo str. 3)

Lectures, workshops, exhibition openings, photo-books and open-air projections in public spaces will take
place during the International Photography Symposium “Nida 2018: Meeting Photography”. A photography competition Photographing Nida is organized together with the Nida Culture and Tourism Information Centre. One photographer will be awarded a Neringa Mayor Prize.

Monday, Sept. 3. Workshops

Elina Brotherus (09.04-09.06) 13.00 – 17.00 or different if agreed individually
Gintautas Trimakas (09.03-09.06) 13.00 – 17.00 or different if agreed individually
Valentina Abenavoli (Akina Books) (09.04-09.06) 13.00 – 17.00 or different if agreed individually

Tuesday, Sept. 4. Opening day

13.00 – 17.00 Registration (Nida culture and tourism information center “Agila”, Taikos str. 4)

18.00 International Photography Symposium. NIDA2018 opening. Neringa Mayor Prize Award

Opening of photography exhibition “New Tools in Photography: From Google to the Algorithm”. Curator Paul Paper. (VAA Nida Art Colony, E. A. Jonušo str. 3)

20.30 Opening party: ievaie, Birutės alėja, Paul Paper (Zuikio daržas, Nida-Smiltyne rd. 7a) 

Wednesday, Sept. 5. Fake or Fiction

10.00 Virginijus Kinčinaitis. Crisis of truth in the world of fakeness
11.00 Natalija Arlauskaitė. Tales of the instant: family photographs in documentary film
12.00 Skaidra Trilupaitytė. Cultural processes between institutions and surprises (lecture moved from 09.08)

16.00 „Kassel Dummy Book Award“ book exhibition opening. (VAA Nida Art Colony, E. A. Jonušo str. 3)

17.00 Artists talks:
Agnieszka Rayss / Sputnik Photos (Poland)
Akvilė Anglickaitė
Dalia Mikonytė ir Adomas Žudys
Ege Kanar (Turkey)

21.00 Nida-OFF program (Zuikio daržas, Nida-Smiltynė rd. 7a)

Thursday, Sept. 6. (Self)Reflection

10.00 Laima Kreivytė. Selfreflections in the photography and video art of M/A\G/M\A artists
11.00 Agnė Narušytė. The Architecture of Lingering War in Everyday Life: Photography and the Double Time of Military Apparatus
12.00 Tomas Pabedinskas. Restless travelers: personal album or “national heritage”?

16.00 Vytautas Balčytis Photography Exhibition (Curonian Spit History Museum, Pamario str. 53)

17.00 Artists talks:
Elina Brotherus (Finland)
Dragana Jurišič (Ireland)
Ieva Baltaduonytė (Lithuania/Ireland)
Street Level Photoworks video program (Scotland)

21.00 Evening projection – works of competition winners of topic “Savistaba /Self-reflection” (Zuikio daržas, Nida-Smiltynė rd. 7a)

Friday, Sept. 7. Story-research-book

10.00 Sebastian Hau. The space between, photography and books (Cosmos books, Arles, France)
11.00 Valentina Abenavoli. Photobook Market, How are you? (Italy / Turkey)
12.00 Hester Keijser. The main point of making a book…  (Olandija)

14.00 Gintautas Trimakas workshop presentation (VAA Nida Art Colony, E. A. Jonušo str. 3)

17.00 Artists’ talks:
Julia Borissova (Russia)
Maria Kapajeva  (Estija/DB) - winner of projection competition on “Self-reflection”
ConversationMindaugas Ažušilis ir Eglė Deltuvaitė
ConversationVioleta Bubelytė, Laima Kreivytė, Darius Vaičekauskas

22.00 Evening projections by the Lighthouse of Neringa.

Saturday, Sept. 8. Gallery-space-institution

10.00 Tuula Alajoki. Presenting the portfolio (Finland)
11.00 Tal NisimIndie in the context of cooperative galleries in Israel  (Israel)
12.00  Discussion. Where does the gallery start and when does it end? Moderator Aistė Kisarauskaitė (Home-Gallery “Trivium”). Participating: Vilma Mačianskaitė (Contour Art gallery, Vilnius), Tal Nisim (Indie Photography Group Gallery, Israel), Gintaras Česonis (Kaunas Gallery, Lithuanian Photography Association), Dainius Liškevičius (Vitrina Gallery, Vilnius).

16.00 Artists talks:
Alvydas Donėla
Miko Waltari (Finland/Lithuania)
Alba Zari (Thailand/ Italy) – winner of projection competition on “Self-reflection”
Yannis Stournas (Greece)

18.00 Closing of Symposium. Awards of the contest “Photographing Nida 2018”

21.00 Closing party. (Zuikio daržas, Nida-Smiltynė rd. 7a)

Sunday, Sept. 9. Klaipėda exhibitions and event.

Retrospective photography exibition of Aleksandras Dapkevičius “Based on the real world” . Curator – Danguolė Ruškienė. Exhibition will take place in Klaipėda District Public Library of I.Simonaitytė gallery “13 L” from 30th of August till 29th of September.

Group Photography Exhibition Chronometers”. Participating: Remigijus Treigys, Dainius Liškevičius, Algimantas Kunčius, Coolturistės, Aurelija Maknytė, Eglė Ridikaitė, Liudas Parulskis, Aleksas Andriuškevičius, Ričardas Šileika, Ginrautas Trimakas, Valentyn Odnoviun, Remigijus Pačėsa ir kt. Curators: Agnė Narušytė and Gintaras Zinkevičius.

KKKC - Klaipeda Culture and Communication Center (Didžioji Vandens str. 2, Klaipėda)
Special preview of the exposition with curators September 9th at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Exhibition open: 2018 09 14 – 11 04

Klaipėda Photography Gallery (KKKC Didžioji Vandens str. 2, Klaipėda)
Edward Sheriff Curtis photography exhibtion „Shadow Hunter“
Curators: Darius Vaičekauskas and Eglė Deltuvaitė
Exhibition open: 2018 08 03 – 09 09

Every day from Sept. 5th to 8th at 11.45 – 14.00 you will be able to take a picture at Ričardas Šileika improvised studio next to Nida culture and tourism information center “Agila”, Taikos str. 4.


During the symposium three master classes will take place led by Elina Brotherus, Gintautas Trimakas and Valentina Abenavoli (Akina Books). Registration is till the August 19th by e-mail:

Registration to Elina Brotherus workshop is till July 31st by e-mail: More here:

Photobooks will be sold in Nida cultural center “Agila” (Taikos str. 4) through the event.

For more information about books write to

The info-center will be located at the same place.

Info-center open: September 5-8, 9.30-13.30 and 16.30-19.00

FREE ENTRANCE for members of Lithuanian Photographers Association, students of Photography and Media departments (have a valid student card), Neringa citizens.

The event has the ENTRANCE FEE – 30 euros. All tickets you can buy after registering in this on-line form.
The entrance fee during the event will increase to 40 euros (payments accepted just in cash). Day tickets will not be issued.

Tickets for participants of the workshops (except Elina Brotherus) will cost 45 euros and for students – 15 euros. Please send your ticket copy to register to your chosen workshop to Registration deadline for workshops 2018 08 19.

FOR STUDENTS: please come with a list of your group. It will make the registration process much easier.

IMPORTANT! On arrival to the event you need to be accredited (Nida KTIC „Agila“, Taikos str. 4) and take your bracelet. Please have valid student or other ID’s. You can do that September 4th 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m., September 5th at the info center in Nida KTIC „Agila“. If you arrive later please go directly to the info-center.

As a participant you can enter all events: lectures, workshops (if registered), artist talks, film screenings, opening/closing parties. Restaurants and cafes marked in a printed program will have discounts for food and drinks (with accreditation bracelet).

Few moments from last year meeting NIDA2017

The organizers reserve the right to change the program at any time.

International Photography Symposium. NIDA 2018Gintare Krasuckaite