The Lithuanian Press Photographers Club is pleased to present the 11th International Festival of Photojournalism VILNIUS PHOTO CIRCLE.
A PHOTOGRAPHERS’ WEEKEND will be held in Vilnius on December 8-9, 2017, during which lectures, tutorials and a conference will be delivered and the Festival prizes provided by main sponsor FUJIFILM will be awarded.

The creators of the best ten ‘Circle of Life’ contest stories will be exhibited during the Festival and published in the Photo Circle journal and are (in alphabetical order): Younes Mohammad Abdolrahman, Abir Abdullah, Maxim Dondyuk, Tadas Kazakevičius, Heba Khamis, Anna Miroshnichenko, Fausto Podavini, Younes Khani Someeh Soflaei, Vlad Sokhin, Sadegh Souri.

The creators of two stories choosed by Festivals’ organisres will be exhibited during the Festival and published in the Photo Circle journal and are (in alphabetical order): Oscar B Castillo, Hannes Jung.

The creators of the best three stories of the ‘Homework’ contest (for young photographers), which will be exhibited during the Festival and published in the Photo Circle journal are (in alphabetical order): Anastasia Evsinekina, Danil Usmanov, Yarin del Vecchio.


AGENDA (preliminary)
Registration to presentations and Conference will start November 28, 2017. Entrance to Awards Ceremony event is free.

Registration form 


December 8, FRIDAY

GALLERY 555 (T. Ševčenkos str. 16F)

17.00 – 21.00 Individual presentations by finalists of the Festival contest's:

'The Circle of Life' (in alphabetical order): Maxim Dondyuk “Battle Of Ilovaisk”, Anna Miroshnichenko “Ana Loves You”, Fausto Podavini “Omo Change”, Younes Khani Someeh Soflaei “Angels Burned”, Younes Mohammad Abdolrahman (to be confirmed);

'Homework': Tutor: Eugenijus Barzdžius. Finalists (in alphabetical order): Anastasia Evsinekina “Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained”, Danil Usmanov “Night Shift”, Yarin del Vecchio “Zeri Tale”;

Lattitude55: Gretė Tvarkūnaitė “Myth Of Utopia”;

Guests: Mojtaba Abdoulrahimkhan “Iranian Press Photography” (to be confirmed), Oscar B. Castillo “Venezuela: The Collapse Of A Dream”.

December 9, SATURDAY

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART (Konstitucijos ave. 22)

11.00 – 18.00 Conference 'PhotoJournalism Boundaries'

11.00 - 12.00 Lars Boering (WPP) “The Past, Present and Future of Visual Storytelling”

Abstract: From the history of photography, to contemporary issues seen through the lens of World Press Photo Contest winners, this presentation considers the current and future state of visual storytelling.


Photographer's Presentations:

12.00 - 12.30 Hannes Jung “How Is Life?”

12.30 - 13.00 Tadas Kazakevičius “Soon To Be Gone”

13.00 - 13.30 Heba Khamis “Banned Beauty”


13.30-15.00 Lunch


15.00 - 16.00 David Campbell (WPP) “Are we flooded with images? Making sense of news photography in the 21st century”

Abstract: With trillions - yes, trillions - of images being made every year, and billions - yes, billions - of them being shared on social networks, it seems like people the world over are drowning in a flood of pictures of their own making. But is this an accurate account of our global visual economy? What does all this mean for ethics and how professional image makers and storytellers operate? And what impact does all this have on the photography of news?


16.00 - 17.00 Henrik Kastenskov (DMJX) "Why we fail - and what photojournalism can do about it”

Abstract: Don’t post that one yet though. I’m working on it and it can definitely be better ;)


17.00 - 18.00 Roundtable Discussion

Participants: Lars Boering (moderator), David Campbell, Henrik Kastenskov, Heba Khamis, Jonas Staselis, Berta Tilmantaitė, Laura Urbonavičiūtė.

Presentation times are subject to change.


19.30-21.00 Night slide show with the Awards Ceremony
(Entrance free)

Sponsors and Partners: Fujifim, eLoftHOTEL, Epson, KOPA printing house, 15min.lt, Lithuanian Council for Culture, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius City Municipality, Galery 555, UAB „Taurakalnis“, National Association of Journalists' Creators.

Looking forward to seeing you in Vilnius,
Lithuanian Press Photographers Club
If you have any additional questions, please contact us by e-mail: photocircle@pressphoto.lt
or by phone: Jonas Staselis +37069921807  https://www.facebook.com/groups/268278949866950/

“Galery 555″ is located in the environment of hotel:
eLoftHOTEL http://www.elofthotel.lt/en/about-us/
T. Ševčenkos str. 16F, Vilnius 03111, Lithuania

Konstitucijos ave. 22, LT-08105 Vilnius, Lithuania

Universiteto str. 3, 01513 Vilnius, Lithuania