"A good photo is one that you look at for more than a second." (H·C·B)


About Photography

Robert Rutoed's series "Decisive Moments" is part of Kaunas Photo 2012 central exhibtion "About Photography". It will open on September 6, 2012 at the most important venue for contemporary art in Kaunas, Mykolas Žilinskas Art Gallery of the National M.K.Čiurlionis Art Museum and be open to public until October 14, 2012.

Kaunas Photo is the largest annual photo art festival in the Baltic states, started in 2004. The 9th edition of Kaunas Photo festival starts on September 4-8, 2012.

The objective of the exhibition is to reflect the trends of transition in contemporary photography and allow the audience to go through structured insights on what is happening to photography in the past decade. In order to make the exhibition as comprehensive as possible, a global call for works was announced and about 200 proposals were received.

Photo: Pavel Maria Smejkal

Photo: Erikas Ovčarenko

Photo: Fernando Penim Redondo

Kaunas Photofestival
Decisive Moments
Image from the series:
Decisive Moments

Mykolas Žilinskas
Art Gallery

Nepriklausomybės a. 12
LT-44311, Kaunas

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 11–17


The Decisive Moment.
Henri Cartier-Bresson’s famous quote and its elitist claims for photography stands diametrically opposed to today’s continual democratisation of the medium.

As a result of the rapid development of digital photography using cameras and mobile phones, today more images are being captured than ever before. The internet with its platforms such flickr or facebook are being used to disseminate these images by the billion, like a big-bang. In consequence, in view of this current flood of images, a further quote from Bresson – "A good photo is one that you look at for more than a second" - appears to be obsolete.

The series Decisive Moments pushes the originators of these images into the spotlight, just as they are absorbed in their own personal decisive moment.

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