25 June 2013 marks 20 years since the litas was introduced in Lithuania after restoring its independence. To mark this occasion, the Bank of Lithuania’s Money Museum with the Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers and Lithuania’s Press Photographers Club organised an exhibition-competition “Money in Photographs II”. It featured 50 photographs, selected from the 400 photographs presented for this competition, which introduce the picturesque, intriguing world of money. The peculiar approach to money demonstrated at the exhibition by the artists of different styles and generations is perfect proof that money can be an artistic object. The geography of the creations is very broad — the photographs were taken not only in our country, but even the farthest corners of the world. The jury, set up from representatives of the Bank of Lithuania and the Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers, selected for 1st place the photograph “Still life with LTL 200” (2013) by Stanislovas Bagdonavičius, 2nd place — “First donations for Sąjūdis” (1988) by Virgililijus Usinavičius. 3rd place went to even three photographers: “Atodangos” (2013) by Jolanta Klietkutė, “Banknote counterfeiting is prohibited by law” (2010) by Modestas Patašius and “The other life of money” (2013) by Monika Uldukytė. The Bank of Lithuania’s encouragement prize was presented to V. Usinavičius for his cycle of 6 photographs “End of talonas” (1992).
Prospekto Gallery (Gedimino pr. 43, Vilnius)
25 June–5 July 2013
The first exhibition “Money in Photographs” was held by the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania jointly with the Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers in 2002, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Bank of Lithuania. 45 authors from various regions of Lithuania participated in the exhibition. A catalogue of the exhibition with selected 164 works was published.