Saturday February 10th, 2018

Featured in Blur Magazine

BLUR is a PC and tablet-friendly PDF magazine devoted to creative photography, unburdened of ads, technical info or equipment reviews. The artistic message of photography is our main interest and we try to keep that focus on each of the 200+ pages we publish bimonthly. We strive to uncover and promote creative photography with a strong author’s seal, regardless be it professional or amateur work. We don’t care about the theme of the photo, only its general visual identity. If we consider it good, we want to show the world.

The works from the series “Somnia” by Mindaugas Gabrenas were published in the issue #59 of the Magazine.

For more info: https://blur-magazine.com/portfolio/issue-59/

Wednesday January 17th, 2018

Solo show in Robin Rice Gallery

The philosophy of the Robin Rice Gallery, based in New York City, is to offer clients beautiful, timeless images that will engage the viewer, titillate the senses and transform the total atmosphere of a space. With her expert placement and collaborative work style, the Gallery helps privately owned homes as well as commercial spaces reach their visual potential by merging the past with the present while keeping the client’s mission intact. Robin Rice has a natural instinct to read her clients needs succinctly.

The Robin Rice Gallery is pleased to present a photographic exhibition by Mindaugas Gabrenas. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, January 17th from 6pm to 8pm. The show will run through February 25th.

In this exhibition, Mindaugas Gabrenas invites us to reflect on the poetics of place through his lyrical and surrealist imagery. His hand-printed silver gelatin prints reveal abandoned regions, wild coasts and strange territories from Lithuania to Scotland to America. As a scientific innovator, he uses unique techniques and unconventional materials in order to create his whimsical, dream photos.

In “Spinning The Wheel”, stars trace the sky in a curved motion and meet the water below creating a sense of the infinite.  As Gabrenas explores and captures landscapes through very long exposures, he actually meditates and reflects on the world around him encouraging his viewers to imagine themselves within the landscapes and dream with him.

In another image “Dream About an Empty House”, that was taken in Lithuania, we see a young girl from behind in a red polka dotted dress as she faces an abandoned home. Using his handmade camera he constructed by merging two cameras—a Kiev 88 and a Kodak Duaflex II. The viewfinder of the Duaflex serves as an additional filter on the lens of the Kiev 88, which is fixed to its body with several macro rings. Before shooting the film, he wraps it in black rye bread and waits several days for the mold to grow onto the film. The combination of these two techniques creates a sense of motion around the central figure.

“Alternatives”, our invitational image, pulls us into Gabrenas’ world. The focused close-up and abstracted view of train tracks distorts a familiar shape into a strange and unusual form. The tracks lead you in the distance, a blurry city of New York. The ironic lack of human life in New York City conveys a mystifying sense of place.

In “Something With a Head”, we’re taken to the Lithuanian seaside where silhouetted figures stand on sand dunes watching the central figure jumping off into the distance. This image is part of his “Dreamscapes”; a series of “dream projections” where the artist uses a light-leaking camera called Kiev 88 and expired Svema 64 film to give the photography a dusty and blurry quality.

Born in Lithuania, he has been influenced by a myriad of artists’ techniques including the graceful elegance of Masao Yamamoto and the intricate compositions of Michael Kenna. However, Henri Cartier Bresson has perhaps had the greatest influence on Gabrenas’ photographic process and the patience it entails.

For more info: www.robinricegallery.com/pastexhibitions/mindaugas-gabrenas-2018/

Sunday September 24th, 2017

Featured in Klassik Magazine

‘Klassik Magazine International’ is an international communications platform that gives us the opportunity to weave an international network in a very careful, truthful and detailed way. An exclusive international communication platform cultural network of artists, photographers, athletes, international chefs in the cultural and social avant-garde.

The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were published in the September’s issue of 2017.

For more info: www.klassikmagazine.com/mindaugas-gabrenas/

Sunday February 19th, 2017

Group Show in art KARLSRUHE 2017

art KARLSRUHE 2017 offers a wide variety of art, ranging from classical modern to contemporary art to around 50,000 expected visitors. More than 200 international galleries present their gallery program and one-artist-shows accompanied by a varied framing programme and the special presentation of a private collection.

In this year’s International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art, Galerie STP (Germany) presenting the works of Mindaugas Gabrenas from the series “Back to the City”.
More info: www.art-karlsruhe.de
Thursday December 22nd, 2016

Featured in L’Oeil de la Photographie

The Eye of Photography is the ultimate digital magazine where everything about photography is published daily, highlighted, discussed and archived for all professionals and amateurs to see.

Translated every day in English, French, and now Chinese, The Eye wants to be the indispensable search tool for all the who’s-who and what’s-what in photography, as well as a place of inspiration for all amateurs and photography lovers. It has already become the most trusted and recognized web based photography magazine read by all professionals around the globe.

The works from upcoming Mindaugas Gabrenas colour series ere featured in L’Oeil de la Photographie.

For more info: http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/fr/2016/12/17/article/159930885/mindaugas-gabrenas/

Sunday September 25th, 2016

Group Show in Galerie STP, Germany

There are events that shape the history, some may even alter its course. One of those is the 11th September 2001. In our collective memory, it has imprinted as 9/11. When you think of New York, you are inevitably reminded of the terrible scenarios that day. Unfortunately the picture, the perception of the city of New York is often reduced to this event. The aim of the exhibition “9/11-NY” isn’t exactly that.

In addition to the world famous pictures by photographer and former Magnum Chef, Thomas Hoepker of this memorable day, historical photographs and current pictures of the present, give us insights of the dazzling, fascinating metropolis of New York. Each of the exhibited photographers lets us participate in his experiences and shows us his view. Black and white art by Walter Schels, alongside with historical reportage photography by Michael Zibold, poetic images of the Lithuanian photographer Minaugas Gabrenas, modern interpretations of the Czech photographer Stepan Grygor, abstraction by Peter Konschake, the particular photographic style by Antonius and his adopted home, contemporary photography by Johanna Strauss or Daniela Risch.

Altogether the different snapshots are supposed to awaken the desire to discover this city. A town that embodies like no other the coexistence of cultures. A diversity that must be preserved.

The exhibition takes place in cooperation with the gallery Hiltawasky from Berlin and the infocus gallery in Cologne.

Wednesday June 1st, 2016

Featured in Ost SEE Magazine

Ost SEE is an online magazine with a focus on photography from the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
The works from Mindaugas Gabrenas diptych series “Back to the City” were featured in Ost SEE Magazine.
For more info: https://ostseemag.com/portfolio/mindaugas-gabrenas-back-to-the-city/


Sunday May 1st, 2016

Retrospective in Copenhagen

Selected works of Mindaugas Gabrenas from the series ‘Dreamscapes’ and ‘Back to the City’ will be showcased in Krebsen Gallery (Copenhagen) till the end of May.

April 29 – May 2ą, 2016

Open: Tuesday-Friday, 12 – 18pm, Saturday: 11am – 15pm.

Krebsen Gallery

Studiestræde 17A, 1455 Copenhagen K, Danmark

More info: http://galleri.krebsen.net/Current_art.html 

Monday April 25th, 2016

Featured in Monovisions

The interview and works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were featured in black&white photography magazine Monovisions.

For more info: http://monovisions.com/mindaugas-gabrenas-interview-with-fine-art-photographer/


Friday April 1st, 2016

Featured in Dodho Magazine

Dodho Magazine is an independent international magazine, born with the vocation to promote the work and projects of emerging photographers and professionals from all over the world. Since its launch in April 2013, Dodho Magazine has uncovered countless photographers and put their work in the spotlight of professionals in the photographic industry.

The dyptich project of Mindaugas Gabrenas “Back to the City” was spotlighted in the Magazine’s issue of 2016.

More info: https://www.dodho.com/back-city-mindaugas-gabrenas/

Friday December 18th, 2015

Featured in Adore Noir Magazine

Adore Noir is a (PDF) based fine art photography E-magazine which celebrates works in black and white. Each bimonthly issue features six photographers ranging from world renowned professionals to those just starting out.

Adore Noir celebrates this niche area of photography with outstanding photographs that will move you, inspire you and keep you coming back for more.  Each photographer’s idiosyncratic world view is glimpsed not only through their photos but also their interviews.

The series ‘Dreamscapes’ of Mindaugas Gabrenas was featured in the Magazine’s issue No. 29 (December 2015).

Sunday December 6th, 2015

2015 Holiday Print Sale

Four 40x40cm prints are available on sale:
1. ‘a woman ant three her man’, 2015;
2. ‘in line’, 2012;
3. ‘traceless’, 2015;
4. ‘winter fashion trends’, 2015.
each fine art giclée print is printed on hahnemühle photo rag fine art paper with edition of 30.
all pictures were taken with hasselblad 501cm/ilford delta 100, with the exception of no. 2 (kiev 88/kodak t400cn).
50% sale ends december 31, 2015 or if/when prints sell out.
please feel free to contact for more details.

Friday July 3rd, 2015

Photo exhibition “Back to the City”

Mindaugas Gabrenas‘ latest project Back to the City was created living in New York City and traveling around the US. Here author combines his passion for landscape and cityscape photography by mixing an American wild landscape with New York City cityscape. Presenting works in diptych Gabrenas is trying to reveal unexpected visual parallels between two antagonistic concepts: natura et urbi.
Actually there‘s no need to come back to nature to distance yourself from the outside world. Seems that even busy New York City streets has enough of seclusion and melancholy – concrete jungle can make you feel forgotten and lonely like in outermost Oregon coast. Nowadays extremely popular Rousseau’s concept back to nature here is rephrased intentionally – author aims to share with us his sympathy both for theapple-tree and for the Big Apple.
Back to the City is series of black&white diptych, all the pictures were taken between 2012-2014, using medium format film cameras.

Mindaugas Gabrenas (1977) is an amateur lithuanian photographer working worldwide and currently based in Lithuania. Author of a number of personal and group exhibitions in Canada, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Spain, UK and US, winner of various photo awards. His works were published in various photo magazines.
Last year his works were presented in International Festival of Photography PHotoEspaña (Madrid).
Author currently focuses on 6×6 black&white photography and works with medium format cameras varying from Hasselblad to plastic homemade.

Summertime Salon 2015 in Robin Rice Gallery, New York

The Robin Rice Gallery presented on June 24, 2015 the annual Summertime Salon, a photographic exhibition featuring the works of the gallery artists as well as a few newcomers.

The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were presented among other emerged and well known artists.

For more info:


Monday March 16th, 2015

Back to the SHOTS Magazine

SHOTS Magazine is an independent, reader-supported, quarterly journal of fine art photography in its 28th year of publication. SHOTS is known for its democratic presentation of work by a variety of photographers from around the world.

The first issue of 2015 explores the theme of Dreams by showcasing the captivating, dark, and otherworldly photographs of nearly 40 international photographers.

The work of Mindaugas Gabrenas “Yin&Yin” was featured in the issue No. 127.


Sunday October 19th, 2014

In PHotoEspaña

PHotoEspaña, International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts, set out to become a Festival generated by popular demand in 1998, and today it has earned its place as one of the most relevant visual arts events in the world.
PHotoEspaña is one of the central international forums for photography. Each year the Festival attracts more than six hundred thousand people and receives acclaim from prestigious critics, making it the most popular cultural event in Spain.
The XVII edition of PHotoEspaña was dedicated to Spanish Photography.
The series ‘Fantasma’ and some pictures from Spanish street shoots of Mindaugas Gabrenas were presented in the National Museum of Decorative Arts in Madrid from 4th of June till 27th of July.
For more info: http://www.phe.es/es/phe/exposiciones/4/openphoto/306/mindaugas_gabrenas

Thursday April 3rd, 2014

‘Dreamscapes’ in New York

Selected works from Mindaugas Gabrenas ‘Dreamscapes’ series will be exhibited in New York till the end of June.

April 2 – June 27, 2014

Open: Monday-Friday, 8am – 6pm

733 Third Ave, Manhattan, NYC

Friday March 14th, 2014

Featured in SHOTS magazine

SHOTS Magazine is an independent, reader-supported, quarterly journal of fine art photography in its 28th year of publication. SHOTS is known for its democratic presentation of work by a variety of photographers from around the world.

The work of Mindaugas Gabrenas “big. apple. tree” was featured in the issue No. 123, dedicated to The City.

Saturday March 1st, 2014

Exhibition in Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis

The Mpls Photo Center is where photo professionals and enthusiasts alike come together to work and learn, to discover and experience, to create, exhibit and become members of this unique community dedicated to photography and all its media and processes. The work ‘Not Enough’ of Mindaugas Gabrenas was selected as part of show “The Visual Narrative”, juried by Susan Burnstine.

Saturday January 4th, 2014

2014 Krappy Kamera Competition Award and exhibition in Soho Photo Gallery, New York

Soho Photo Gallery was founded in 1971 by a group of  New York Times photographers who wanted to create a venue for photography as fine art. In its 16th annual Krappy Kamera competition, juried by Jean Miele, the work “Yin&Yin” was selected for the group exhibition in Soho Photo Gallery (New York). During the show the work was selected as Audience Award winner.


For more info: http://www.sohophoto.com/participate/competitions/krappy-kamera/

Monday August 12th, 2013

Photo Democracy Award and exhibition in Chris Beetles Fine Photographs gallery

Photo Democracy, along with the Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, have launched a unique opportunity for 21 talented photographers. Judged by some of the industry’s most celebrated names, such as Steve McCurry and Michael Kenna, The Photo Democracy Award for Fine Art Photography aims to discover, celebrate and nurture talent by signing the winners to one of two specialist print sales galleries – Photo Democracy and Chris Beetles Fine Photographs itself.
The work ‘Casablanca’ of Mindaugas Gabrenas was selected for the exhibition in the Chris Beetles Fine Photographs gallery, London.
Friday August 2nd, 2013

3d Place Award and exhibition in Positive Negative Gallery, Vancouver

The 1st edition of the FotoFilmic global film photography competition has been a real success, drawing hundreds of submissions from around the world in assembling its massive 6-month ShortList of 90 film photographers and 270 selected works! The resulting exhibition, juried by no less than 9 established artists from 8 countries, represents a world celebration of the film medium’s undeniable presence, leading practices and persisting influence in contemporary photography at large.

The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were awarded for 3d Place and exhibited in Positive Negative Gallery in Vancouver, Canada.

For more info: http://fotofilmic.com/official-fotofilmic13-exhibition-prize-winners-honorable-mentions-announcement/


Wednesday June 26th, 2013

Exhibition in Robin Rice Gallery, New York

On June 2013 the NY Chelsea based Robin Rice Gallery announced SUMMERTIME Salon 2013, an annual photography exhibit featuring gallery artists as well as a few newcomers. This year’s show will be displayed until September 15th.

Marrying tasteful photographs with a common theme, Rice’s aesthetic captures the perfect image of summer. When one thinks of the summertime, a million different smells, sights, sounds, and memories manifest. The gallery does just that with its annual show, displaying a diversity of styles, themes, nuances, and artist techniques.

The work ‘Sandbox’ of Mindaugas Gabrenas was exhibited together with other 53 emerging and well known artists.

For more info: http://robinricegallery.com/pastexhibitions/summertime_2013/index_three.shtml

Friday June 14th, 2013

Exhibition ‘Kiti IV’ in Klaipeda, Lithuania

‘Kiti’ – is an annual project, dedicated to film photography, organized by Klaipeda’s department of the Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers.
The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were included into this year’s Analog Photography Exhibition ‘Kiti IV’, which took place 14th June-21th July in Klaipeda Photography Gallery, Lithuania.
For more info: http://www.durys.daily.lt/?lt=1375792895
Monday April 22nd, 2013

Featured Portfolio in Le Journal de la Photographie

Le Journal de la Photographie (formerly La Lettre de la Photographie) offers a daily coverage of the news of the world of photography (exhibitions, auctions, prints, books, shows…) with in-depth articles, practical informations, sharing and analysis.

The Journal is born with a dream : keeping in touch everyday with the international news of the world of professional photography via an unique source.

The portfolio of Mindaugas Gabrenas was featured by Elodie Mailliet Storm.

Elodie is Senior Director of Photography for Contour by Getty Images where she has overseen the high-end celebrity portraiture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle collection since 2006. Prior to joining Getty Images, Elodie was Director of Photography for portraiture and entertainment at Corbis. She is author of the book one2one, published by TeNeues and Kant entre Desespoir et Espéranceat L’Harmattan.

For more information: http://lejournaldelaphotographie.com/archives/by_date/2013-04-13/10199/mindaugas-gabrenas-dreamscapes

Monday April 15th, 2013

In PH Magazine

PHmagazine is monthly publication without prejudice, focused on the World of photography and open to everybody. PHmagazine strongly believes that good photography doesn’t necessary need “big” names on either side of the camera, the only criterion is quality.

The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were selected for the issue No. 30 dedicated to Landscape Photography (The Changing Landscape).

For more information: http://www.phmag.ca/magazine/the-changing-landscape/

Thursday February 21st, 2013

Interview in Bernardinai

The conversation with Mindaugas Gabrenas about photography was featured in Lithuanian internet news portal www.bernardinai.lt



Thursday February 14th, 2013

Group exhibition ‘Spurwechsel’ – 30 photographers Best of Zingst

The group exhibition of 30 selected artists from the Photofestival “Horizonte Zingst” will be presented in the vibrant Automobil forum Unter den Linden in Berlin, Germany, from 5th of February until 17th of March.

This exhibition presents the whole diversity of aspects dealing with mobility and the environment – in the present and in the future. 30 renowned photographers from Germany and other European countries are taking part with large-format photographic works.

The collection of images has been put together especially for Berlin: the artistic and documentary form of the exhibition expresses a thematic stand, and aims to be thought-provoking.

The work of Mindaugas Gabrenas “Not Enough”, from the series of ‘Dreamscapes’ will be presented.
Saturday February 9th, 2013

2nd Place Award in the TeraBella Media ‘Open Portfolio Review’

TeraBella Media offers the most effective mode of recognition for all photographic artists who desire to be actively viewed by the public. By providing an on-line presence with exhibition and display opportunities, today’s artists can be recognized by both critics and patrons alike.
An annual Open Portfolio Contest is the opportunity for emerging artists to show their best creations.
Participants of the Open Portfolio Contest 2013 were invited to submit images that best represent their own personal style.
The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas from the series “Dreamscapes” were awarded as the 2nd Place Winner.
Saturday January 12th, 2013

In Dahse Magazine

Dahse is a New York based publication showcasing creative inspiration in fashion art and design. The interview with Mindaugas Gabrenas was published in Dahse Magazine.

Mindaugas Gabrenas is a Lithuanian photographer who recently relocated to New York, and given what we’ve seen of his work so far, we’re quite pleased to have him. As an ambidextrous film and digital photographer, he is living proof that perhaps too much time is spent debating the merits of film vs digital photography. He proves that either can be used to communicate a vision with stunning results.

There is a distinct feeling of melancholy and isolation in his photography, accentuated by the frequent use of aged film and its distinct imperfections and blurs. This isolation somehow translates into serenity and calm, as though it is a welcome break from the madness of everyday life. Structures such as bridges, stairs, and trees form beautiful geometries in the composition of landscapes. People integrate into these landscapes in a poetic harmony that creates the mood of a fable. We had a chance to welcome Mindaugas and learn more about the photographer during a recent interview which follows.

For more information: http://www.dahsemagazine.com/photography-of-mindaugas-gabrenas/



Monday June 25th, 2012

„Dreamscapes“ – the dreams projections in photography


The 27th of June, at 17.30 at Vilnius Photography Gallery (Stikliu str. 4, Vilnius, Lithuania) the second personal exhibition of Mindaugas Gabrenas called “Dreamscapes” will be opened.

Dreamscapes” – is the black and white dream projection in photography or an intention to show in pictures what the unconscious is trying to tell us during the sleep. Without purity and brightness, but with frequent flashes of light, strange characters, visual garbage and impurities, antigravity, size and form illusion, the melancholic surreal.

Dreamscapes” is full of ephemeral mysticism. The cycle of 20 images seems to be so far away from the realism of traditional landscape. There are only real images in the pictures. No manipulation, no additional effects. Habitual photography technique creates special effects and very often – without the author’s intentions.

Dreamscapes” was created mostly using expired soviet “Svema” films, all pictures were taken in Vilnius, Kaunas, Nida, Dzukija (Lithuania) and seaside of Latvia.

The film, which had to be thrown into the trash twenty years ago is completely unpredictable. In very often cases, photos were taken in vain, because afte the darkroom process there were no any signs of image. But sometimes result was stunning and this attracted me for further experiments. Lately I understood why one or other effect appears and started to use it as an additional tool. I should say that these expired films and my old light leaking Kiev 88 camera are the co-authors that made my works much more interesting”, M. Gabrenas said.

The exhibition “Dreamscapes” in Vilnius Photography Gallery will be opened till 14th of July.

From the 16th of July till the 10th of August the works will be exhibited in Arts and Crafts Courtyard in Klaipeda (Baznyciu str. 4, Klaipeda, Lithuania).

In Fotoblur Magazine

Fotoblur Magazine is a community generated photography magazine where each quarter publishing the most inspiring photos submitted and selected by the photogrphers worldwide.

The work of Mindaugas Gabrenas (‚Monophobia‘) was selected for the Fotoblur Magazine Issue No. 14.

For more information: http://www.fotoblur.com/magazine

Sunday June 10th, 2012

Honorable Mention in 7th Black&White Spider Awards

Celebrating its 7th year, Black and White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers in a prestigious annual competition and globally webcast event, reaching photo fans in 154 countries.

With a collective Judging Panel of the world’s most recognized experts from TATE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, FRATELLI ALINARI, THE ART NEWSPAPER, BONHAMS of London and more, the Spider Awards is the industry’s most authoritative and important photographic event for black and white and mono art.

In the 7th Black and White Spider Awards the work of Mindaugas Gabrenas „Of Basketball and Other Demons“ was awarded as a Honorable Mention in the amateur „Silhouette“ category.

For more information: http://www.thespiderawards.com/gala/winners.php?x=a&cid=113

Saturday May 26th, 2012

Photofestival „Horizonte Zingst“, Germany

The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas will be presented in Photofestival ‚Horizonte Zingst‘ in Germany from 26th of May 2012 till 3th of June 2012.

Exhibition ‚State of Nature: Lithuanian Photography Review‘ analyses various photographic approaches to the nature and consists of several parts: nature in context, parts of nature, hidden in nature and memories of nature. From classical to contemporary, from black and white to colour, the nature is being rethought by photographers of different generations and different creative backgrounds.

For more information: http://www.erlebniswelt-fotografie-zingst.de

Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

Photo Seminar ‘Landscape Photography’ in Šiauliai

The photo club “The House of Photography” (“Fotografijos namai”) is the community of photography lovers, based in Šiauliai (Lithuania), engaged in trainings, exhibitions, courses, seminars, discussions and sharing of knowledge and ideas.

26th of May the Photo Seminar, dedicated to landscape photography will be held, the works and ideas of Mindaugas Gabrenas will be presented.

For more info: http://www.fotografijosnamai.lt/lt/foto/naujienos/273-seminaras_peizazas

Wednesday February 29th, 2012

In Blur

BLUR magazine is an international e-zine founded in 2007 with the mission to promote creative photography worldwide. It represents a meeting place for photographers, both prominent professionals and talented photographers, and photography lovers from around 180 countries.

BLUR magazine is published quarterly in an interactive PDF format, free of charge.

BLUR magazine is a completely voluntary project run by photography enthusiasts from Croatia, USA, Canada, and Germany.

In the 25th Blur Magazine issue, the work ‘A bit’ of Mindaugas Gabrenas was selected.


Wednesday December 21st, 2011

Exhibition of young Lithuanian photographers in Moscow

Selected works of Photo Contest ‘Debut 2010’ were presented in the gallery of the Russian Union of Art Photographers in Moscow.

The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were included in the group exhibition of young Lithuanian photographers in Russian capital.

Monday December 12th, 2011

The Yearbook of Lithuanian Photography 2011

Shifts in Lithuanian photography in the 21st century is the fifteenth yearbook of the Lithuanian Photography: Yesterday and Today ’11 series by the Lithuanian Photographers Association. It brings together both the established photographers of Lithuania and the young generation, who are still seeking recognition. The collection includes works by a wide range of Lithuanian photographers from such famous masters as Aleksandras Macijauskas, Algimantas Kunčius, Romualdas Rakauskas, Romualdas Požerskis and others.

The yearbook comprises 182 works by 81 photographers.

The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were selected for the yearbook of Lithuanian art photography 2011.

Friday October 14th, 2011

Photo exhibition ‘Special Offer’

‘Tarp’ is the only International Festival of Audiovisual and Experimental Poetry in Lithuania joining together interdisciplinary arts and poetry launched for the sixth time. Being launched every time in different unconventional spaces in the biggest Lithuanian cities, this year the Festival has been launched in contrasting spots of Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda and Šiauliai (in short, somewhere between galleries and underground) integrating film reviews, performances, exhibitions and poetry concerts.

In the framework of the Sixth Poetry Festival ‘Tarp’, the photo exhibition ‘The special offer’ was organised.

The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were selected for the exhibition.

Saturday October 1st, 2011

‘Fotokūdra 2011′ Photo Awards

The community of amateur photographs ‘Fotokūdra’ (www.fotokudra.lt) selected Mindaugas Gabrenas as the best landscape photographer of the year 2011.

The statue ‘Fotokūdra 2011′, made by lithuanian smiths Augustinas and Dominykas Povilenskai was awarded.

Friday July 1st, 2011

Photo Contest ‘Basketball Country’

The photo contest ‘Basketball Country’ was organised by the Lithuanian daily ‘Lietuvos rytas’. The purpose of the contest – to promote EuroBasket 2011, which was held in Lithuania.

The work ‘Of basketball and other demons’ by Mindaugas Gabrenas was selected as the second best contest image.


Thursday April 14th, 2011

The Baltic Biennale of Photography

The photography competition ‘Photomania 2011’ was held in the framework of the Fifth International Baltic Biennale of Photography.

The International Biennale Exhibition of Professional and Amateur Photography was initiated by the Kaliningrad Regional Public Organization of Photo artists. It has been held once in two years since 2003.

The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were selected for the photography competition ‘Photomania 2011’.

Wednesday January 12th, 2011

The album ‘Top 100’

The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were selected for the album of amateur photographers “Top 100”, that was published in the beginning of 2011.






Sunday December 12th, 2010

The Yearbook of Lithuanian Photography 2010

The yearbook by Lithuanian photo artists devoted to the theme Lithuanian visual heritage is not about place names, nor it is a list of Lithuanian manors and estates illustrated with photographs.

From classical to modern – it is a visual palette of works by sixty Lithuanian photographers.

The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were selected for the yearbook of Lithuanian art photography 2010.

Thursday November 25th, 2010

Photo Competition ‚Debut‘

The competition “Debut 2010”, organized by the Union of the Lithuanian art photographers invited amateur photographers to present it‘s art visions. 205 authors from various countries presented more than 1500 works. The competent jury selected 22 photographs. The exhibition ‚Debut‘ was opened in Vilnius 25th of November, 2010.

The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were selected and presented in the exhibition.

The best works were selected for the photo album debut, that was published in the end of 2010.

Friday September 10th, 2010

Kaunas Photo Star 2010 Competition

Kaunas Photo festival, organized yearly in Kaunas, Lithuania since 2004, has build its profile as the festival of premières, as a starting point for future stars of contemporary photography. Kaunas Photo Star is a competition open to all photographers regardless of their age, nationality, themes and styles of photography.

The works of Mindaugas gabrenas were selected for Kaunas Photo Star competition and presented for curators and publishers of photography from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and other European countries on September 10 and 11, 2010 in Kaunas.

Thursday August 19th, 2010

International Photo Contest ‚Photosophy‘

Second International Art Photography Festival in Vilnius In FOCUS 2010 presented the photo contest ‚Photosophy‘. The famous lithuanian philosopher Arvydas Sliogeris lended to the festival In Focus 2010 his new term ‚Photosophy‘, defining the relation between the light and photography. Festival organized the first open contest, where the 256 photographers from 17 countries participated.

The works of Mindaugas Gabrenas were selected, exhibited in the photo exhibition in Vilnius 19th of August, 2010 a published in the Photosophy Calendar 2011.


Monday April 12th, 2010

PHotoEspaña 2010 contest ‘Madrid is different’

The Canal Foundation and PHotoEspaña organised the contest ‚Madrid is different‘. From 12th April to 29th May, the participants rediscovered Madrid in photographs, showing new views of traditional customs and places, using humour irony and optimism as their tools.

Four photos of Mindaugas Gabrenas were selected for the open air exhibition in Canal Isabel II (Madrid).

Monday February 8th, 2010

First personal exhibition „Fantasma“

„Fantasma“ (latin “ghost, illusion”) – the first personal exhibition of Mindaugas Gabrenas. This series consists of 20 black and white digital pictures. The Project „Fantasma“ has started in 2006, while the author lived in Spain and was completed in 2009 with the pictures taken in France and Lithuania.

Blurry silhouettes, stagnant water, the rays of the sun penetrating scrolling clouds – this is a ghostscape with a postapocalyptical calmness. Without hysteria, aggression. No battle, reality, no actuality. The Man – an insignificant detail of the powerful landscape. The ghost, desired by consciousness – fantasma.

„Fantasma“ was exhibited in Vilnius (12-26 February, 2010), Kaunas (2-26 March, 2010), Birstonas (16 April-7 May, 2010), Klaipėda (11 June-11 July, 2010), Utena (13 July-August 11, 2010), Nida (13 August-7 September, 2010) and Alytus (9 September-10 October, 2010).

Sunday September 27th, 2009

‘Fotokūdra 2009’ Photo Awards

The community of amateur photographs ‘Fotokūdra’ (www.fotokudra.lt) selected Mindaugas Gabrenas as the best landscape photographer of the year 2009.

The statue ‘Fotokūdra 2009’, made by lithuanian smiths Augustinas and Dominykas Povilenskai was awarded.