Tadas Kazakevicius

documentary photographer

born 1984

based in Vilnius, Lithuania







Tadas Kazakevicius is Lithuanian born documentary and editorial photographer residing in Vilnius, Lithuania. As an author he is mainly focused and interested in its humanistic direction – individuals and their stories as the principal subject of his photography.


His series ‘Soon to be Gone’ (2014 – 2018) and ‘Between Two Shores’ (2018 – 2020) became recognised in numerous awards like World Press Photo, Leica Oskar Barnack, ZEISS, LensCulture Exposure awards. His work was featured in the British Journal of Photography and was exhibited in Jimei x Arles (China), Xposure (UAE), Les Photaumnales (FR), Nuit de la Photo (CH) photography festivals. He held a solo exhibition ‘Soon to be Gone’ at Lithuanian National museum in 2021 and an album dedicated to the series was released in late 2020.


His work was exhibited in many locations including Germany, France, China, United States, United Kingdom, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan and featured in numerous international online platforms.


He’s an active author and in the meantime works on several extensive series dedicated to the themes of industrial worker and faith.



2023 Sony WPA. Shortlist (Professional section, Portfolio).

2022 Foam Paul Huf Award. Nominee.

2020 World Press Photo. 3rd prize in portrait stories category.

2020 Lithuanian Photographers Association prize.

2020 ZEISS Photography Awards. Finalist.

2020 LUMIX Festival N°7. Finalist.

2019 Leica Oskar Barnack Awards. Finalist.

2018 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards. Finalist.

2018 LT Press Photography Awards. Golden Frame + colleagues award.

2018 ZEISS Photography Awards. Finalist.

2017 Lithuanian Ministry of Culture Young artist award.

2017 Vilnius Photo Circle. Finalist.

2017 International Photography Awards. 2nd place non-pro editorial.

2017 RPS International Photography Exhibition 160. Finalist.

2017 LensCulture Exposure Awards. Juror’s Pick.

2017 Sony WPA. Shortlist (Open section, Portraiture). National award.

2014 LT Press Photography Awards. Golden Frame award.



TIME, The Guardian, Financial Times, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, Monocle, Le Monde.



2023 Solo exhibition ‘The Snows of Yesteryear’. EU Parliament. Brussels, Belgium.

2023 Solo exhibition ‘Ode to the Last Working Man’. ‘Skaičiukai’ factory. Tauragė, Lithuania.

2023 ‘Soon to be Gone’. Bucharest Photofest, the 8th edition. Bucharest, Romania.

2023 ‘Lithuania. Two Centuries of Photography’ group show. Krakow, Poland.

2023 ‘Not All of Them. Portraits of War Refugees’. National Art Gallery. Vilnius, Lithuania. (with Antanas Sutkus and Artūras Morozovas).

2022 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. Vilnius, Lithuania. (with Antanas Sutkus).

2022 ‘Uncoverings. The Search for Identity in Lithuanian Photography’, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Taichung, Taiwan.

2022 Solo exhibition ‘Soon to be Gone’. Photography museum. Šiauliai, Lithuania.

2021 Solo exhibition ‘The Snows of Yesteryear’. Lithuanian Photographers association gallery. Vilnius, Lithuania.

2021 ‘Uncoverings. The Search for Identity in Lithuanian Photography’, The Museum of Photography. Seul, South Korea.

2021 ‘Horizons of Luxembourg’ at Annexe22. Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

2021 Solo exhibition ‘Soon to be Gone’. 1905 Art Space. Shenyang, China.

2021 Solo exhibition ‘Soon to be Gone’. The National Museum of Lithuania. Vilnius, Lithuania.

2021 Xposure International Photography Festival. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

2020 Nuit de la Photo, 9th edition. La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

2020 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival 2020. Xiamen, China.

2020 World Press Photo travelling exhibition. Worldwide.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.

2019 Leica Oskar Barnack Awards. New School of Photography. Berlin, Germany.

2019 Power of the Image festival. Datong, China.

2019 The Rise of Eastern Culture / Another Dimension festival. Bialystok, Poland.

2018 LensCulture Emerging Talents. Klompching Gallery. New York, United States.

2018 Les Photaumnales festival. Le Quadrilatère Gallery, Beauvais, France.

2018 Kaunas Photo festival. Kaunas, Lithuania.

2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.

2017 RPS International Photography Exhibition 160. London, United Kingdom.

2017 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.

2017 FotoFest Kosice. Kosice, Slovakia.

2014 Kaunas Photography Gallery. Kaunas, Lithuania.

2013 Fotosommer Stuttgart. Stuttgart, Germany.



The National Museum of Lithuania archive.



2020 Soon to be Gone.



2022 Lithuanian Council for Culture grant for continuation of ‘After the Mass’ series.

2021 Jonas Dovydėnas grant for continuation of ‘Ode to the Last Working Man’ series.

2019 Lithuanian Council for Culture grant for continuation of ‘Last Year’s Snow’ series.

2017 LATGA grant for developing ‘Diverse Lithuania’ series.

2015 Lithuanian Council for Culture grant for continuation of ‘Soon to be Gone’ series.



2023 LRT ‘Perspektyva’Safelight paper,

2022 Photographic Bandwidth, 7 meno dienos , aikštėje.lt, lrytas.lt

2021 BooooooomDUMMY magazinebernardinai.lt, AnywhereBlvd, Literatūra ir menas

2021 Nowhere Diary, LikeLove&Share magazine, The Independent Photographer, LRT radio, LRT news

2020 Musée Magazine, World Press Photo, Deep BalticLRT “Stambiu Planu”LRT OPUS radio, Abstract Stylist

2020 8diena, LRT radio, EEP Berlin, TheSouthWestCollective, PHOTONEWS magazineGraine de Photographe

2019 Leica Fotografie International LOBA Special Edition, What do people do? magazine, Moteris magazine

2019 Leica Oskar Barnack Awards, IgnantThisispaperLensCulture, LRT, ClickMagazine, WPO (ZEISS awards)

2019 British Journal of Photography, February issue, 2019. United Kingdom.

2018 8dienabernardinai.lt.

2017 Lensculture, World Photography Organisation, fotoroom.co, P3 (Portugal), bernardinai.ltFK magazine, 370 Magazine.

2016 Deepbaltic.com, mullitover.cc, boredpanda.com

2015 mediaforumas.lt

2014 photographylife.com, kulturpolis.lt , Lamų Slėnis magazine No.33, Lithuania.

2013 Foto magazine No.2 (30), Lithuania.

2012 ethnotraveler.com, Fotografija magazine No.2 (25), Lithuania.