In 2022, two European cultural institutions, The Centre de l’audiovisuel (CNA) in Luxembourg and The Kaunas Photography Gallery in Lithuania, joined forces to create a collaborative project that bought together a group of international artists to explore the notion of humanists photography. Twenty-three artists, four authors, three mentors and the designer were invited to be part of this crossing borders project. The project took the form of two separate residencies held at the Kaunas Photography Gallery and the CNA during May and June. Led by Jim Goldberg in Kaunas, Emma Bowkett and Naoise O’Keeffe in Dudelange, the residencies provided a platform for an exchange of ideas and discussions about the artists’ work: how their work relates to today’s world and how contemporary photographers can still find meaningful and inventive ways to present what means to be human.
Edited by Gintaras Česonis, Gintarė Krasuckaitė, Justė Litinskaitė, Céline Offermans, Michèlle Walerich in collaboration with Emma Bowkett, Naoise O’Keeffe, Jim Goldberg, and Nicolas Polli
Artists: Laurianne Bixhain, Marie Capesius, Ankita Das, Patrick Galbats, Kata Geibl, Anne-Sophie Guillet, Marie Smith, Anne Speltz, Indrė Urbonaitė, Severina Venckutė, Ieva Baltaduonytė, Máté Bartha, Sébastien Cuvelier, Karolina Gembara, Kseniya Halubovich, Tadas Kazakevičius, Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė, Massao Mascaro, Artūras Morozovas, Bruno Oliveira, Agnieszka Sejud, Karolina Wojtas, Ana Zibelnik
Essays by Michael Baers, Taous R. Dahmani, Margarita Matulytė, Adam Mazur
Design Atelier CIAO, Nicolas Polli
Printed by BALTO print, Lithuania
Co-published by Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA) and Kaunas Photography Gallery, 2022