Stanislovas Žvirgždas. Photographs from 2010 to 2016
Panoramic view of Vilnius. 2012
Wind. Sprūdė (Šaukštelis) hill fort
Telšiai district, 2011
Alytus hill fort. 2015
The exhibition “Stanislovas Žvirgždas. Photographs from 2010 to 2016” is open from 6 October to 13 November 2016 at The New Arsenal, Arsenalo Str. 1.
Stanislovas Žvirgždas, a photographer, historian of photography and translator, was born in Balbieriškis on 13 September 1941. From 1960 to 1961 he studied history in Vilnius University. From 1961 to 1965 Žvirgždas was a political prisoner. In 1972 he graduated from Moscow Correspondence People’s University of the Arts (ZNUI). He is a member of the Union of Photographic Artists since 1972, and an honorary member since 2001. From 1972 to 1992 Žvirgždas worked at the Union of Photographic Artists as a master-level photographic artist. From 1992 to 1996 – chairman of the Union of Photographic Artists, from 1996 to 2013 – executive secretary of the board. From 1992 to 1996 – a member of the LATGA-A board. From 1999 to 2008 – chairman of the board of the Press, Radio and Television Foundation, from 2009 to 2010 – chairman of the Press Committee of the Foundation; from 2001 to 2005 – chairman of the panel of experts in photography of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. From 2003 to 2010 he taught photographic art at the Vilnius Design Teaching Centre. From 2007 to 2011 – a member of the Culture and Art Council of the Ministry of Culture. From 2011 – a member of the Committee for National Culture and Art Awards. From 2013 – a member of the Lithuanian Council for Culture. From 2001 to 2005 – a representative of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) in Lithuania. In 1988 the International Federation of Photographic Art accorded him the distinction of Artiste FIAP (AFIAP), in 1992 – Excellence FIAP (EFIAP), and in 2004 – Master FIAP (MFIAP). A participant of 300 national, 500 international photographic exhibitions, a winner of more than 220 various awards, held 115 solo exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. A jury member in various local and international photographic competitions. The author of more than 360 publications on the history and theory of photography and translations in Lithuanian newspapers and magazines.
In 2016 the photographic artist Stanislovas Žvirgždas donated his creative heritage – more than 11 thousand negatives and 500 photographic prints – to the National Museum of Lithuania.