Faculty of Postgraduate studies

Ieva Mazūraitė - Novickienė

Dissertation theme "Lithuanian Photography in the 1980's and 1990's: Changes in the Notion of Photography Media". Supervisor doc. dr. Agnė Narušytė

The research made in thesis is on the period of Lithuanian photography when alongside the established tradition of documentary photography in the eighties and nineties of the 20th century appeared the tendencies that demonstrated new approach towards the photography media. In order to make a survey on the transformation of media perception in the discourse of Lithuanian photography the following aspects are analyzed: the conception of media and it’s changes in the critical theory of photography; social and cultural assumptions that influenced the changes in conception of the media; and the directions of the expansion in media perception that took place in Lithuanian photography. The aim of the research is to find out how the changes of artistic expression eventually determined the shift in media perception and its appliance in artistic practice both formally and conceptually; as well as to reconsider in these terms the artworks of the avanguard photographers of the time.