The Public Secrets is a collection of urban experiences. The geography of these experiences spans both the city’s nightlife (as well as what’s left behind the scenes) and private spaces which provoke and, often, dictate specific actions. The city is a setting that produces situations, in which one can participate and, by participating, change the contours of this space, at least in the sense of perception and seeing.

The author captures the environment (the city and its people) in a distinctive manner that is intimate, subjective and minimal. These are poignant sensations, charismatic characters, public stories and private truths. Yet the photographer never violates privacy, as, while being a participant and witness of events, he focuses on eloquent details of the situation. Vivid shots become an individual phenomenological study comprising scenes from the backstage of culture and everyday life, which are as crucial for getting a comprehensive and genuine view of the city as is its official, façade image.



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Edited by Visvaldas Morkevičius and Aušra Trakšelytė. Words by Stefanija Jokšytė (page 96). Designed by Tom Mrazauskas. Duotone and colour separations by Raimundas Austinskas. The paper is 285 g/m2 Fedrigoni Woodstock Blu Intenso and 150 g/m2 Lessebo Design Smooth Natural. 32 x 22.5cm / 96 pages. Printed and bound by Kopa, Kaunas.

Self-published in 2015. ISBN 978-609-408-773-8. © Visvaldas Morkevičius, 2015. This publication was made possible through the support of Deividas Soloveičik, Simona & Valdas Petreikis.


Selected as one of the winning books in the Paris Livre Circulation(s) Festival.
Book art contest 2015, Awarded as most beautiful book @ Artistic and documentary photography publications theme
Featured Dazed and Confused
GUP magazine book review
FK magazine, The Best East European Exhibition in 2015
The Calvert Journal featured Public Secrets as one of the most beautiful photo book from the new east.
Included to ‘Discoveries‘ section in annual yearbook "Lithuanian Photography Yesterday and Today 2015"
BOOK DU JOUR, SELF PUBLISH BE HAPPY
"Public Secrets" was awarded with 1st prize of Kaunas Photo Festival portfolio reviews.
Interview about me and "Public Secrets" for OST SEE magazine


Bookshops:
Tipi-Bookshop, Brussels
Motto, Berlin
XYZ Books, Lisbon
Claire de Rouen books, London (Signed copies)
Donlon books, London
Ti Pi Tin, London
Einer Books, Oslo
Kaunas Gallery, Kaunas
Le Plac'Art Photo, Paris (Signed copies)
Ofr., Paris
Bolderāja, Riga
Livraria Madalena, Rio de Janeiro
Livraria Madalena, São Paulo
Flotsam books, Tokyo
Prospekto galerija, Vilnius
Užupio keturiolika, Vilnius
FRENDO. Bookshop of ideas, Vilnius
Humanitas, Vilnius
Mint Vinetu, Vilnius

Events:

2016
September 2nd - 24th, Pamenkalnio gallery, Solo exhibition, Vilnius
9 June – 31 July, Athens Photo Festival photobook exhibition @ Benaki Museum, Athens
May 26th INTIMITÉ / IDENTITÉ / RÉALITÉS CONTEMPORAINES, Group Exhibition @ More Than A Gallery, Paris
May 12-15th SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2016 Exhibiton, Riga
March 30th Book signing @ Claire de Rouen Books, London
February 28th Book signing @ Vilnius Book Fair, Kaunas Gallery stand
Januray 29th-06th @ Panke, Exhibition, Berlin

2015
November 11-14th @ Polycopies, BOOK SIGNING 12th 19:00, Paris
November 4th @ ARÖK photo club, Vilnius
September 18-20th @ Unseen photo fair, Amsterdam (Tipi-Bookshop)
September 17th @ Arts printing house, Vilnius (Book launch and exhibition)
September 11-13th @ Wiels Art Book Fair, Brussels (Tipi-bookshop)
September 8th @ Motto, Berlin (Book launch)



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All pictures from book is available in prints. ( Giclée prints, edition of 10 (per life, doesn't matter what kind of size) Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 g paper, signed). In pictures of exhibition you see 100x70cm, framed prints. for more information please get in touch personally by email hello@visvaldas.com