School is My Home

by Virgilijus Sonta

Release Place Kaunas, Lithuania
Release Date 2018
Writer: Adam Mazur
Printer: Kopa
Printrun 500
Original Price 28.00 AFN
Subform Photobook
Topics Children
Themes Children of Special Needs, School, Boarding School, Childhood, Innocence
Methods Photography
Content Virgilijus Šonta’s (1952–1992) series introduced in the publication Mokykla – mano namai (The School Is My Home) was created in the schools for special needs children in the period 1980 to 1983. These photographs were first introduced to the public during the 1983 contest Gintaro kraštas for the Baltic countries in Šiauliai. Virgilijus Šonta was awarded the main prize. However, the representatives from Moscow did not approve the series that depicted topics inconvenient to the political regime of the time. A courageous move by Šonta to make sensitive topics that were concealed in the society public cemented his position as a persistent, rebellious artist who refused to play by the rules of others.
Language Lithuanian, English
Work Creation Date 1980 – 1983
Format Softcover
Binding Perfect Binding
Dimensions 22.0 × 27.0 × 1.7 cm
Weight 660 gram
Pages 136