Photographs: Rimaldas Viksraitis
Comments: Black hardcover, 240 x 170 mm. First edition, 2012. Black and white photographs. In very good condition. Copy signed by the photographer.
Rimaldas Viksraitis is best known for intimate documentary photographs of rural life in Lithuania. They depict with humour the 'ease' of the customary laid back alcohol use in the daily lives of the people portayed, which are in fact far from funny.
Viksraitis himself says about his subject: "They bear their cross and do not grumble about their fate."
If you have nothing, and there is no hope for improving your mere existence, then you at least have your body at your disposal. Travelling on his bicycle, Viksraitis takes artistic, uncomplicated and carefree nude photographs. For in the field, the open air, naked, everyone is the same.
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