Romualdas Požerskis was born on July 7, 1951 in Vilnius. He attended Kaunas Polytechnic in 1969–1975. From 1980 he started working as a free photographer and prepared photographs for the Lithuanian and foreign press. Since 1993 he has been working as a lecturer of Vytautas Magnus University, Arts Institute – he reads lectures of photography aesthetics and history.

R. Požerskis started taking photographs from 1964 by the camera given by his father. From 1976 he is a member of the Lithuanian Union of Art Photographers; from 1989 – an honourable Lithuanian artist; in 1990 – winner of the Lithuanian national cultural and arts prize; in 2005 he was awarded with the knight’s cross for “Merits to Lithuania”.

Major works

Victories and Defeats (1974–1976); At a Hospital (1976–1982); Old Towns of Lithuania (1974–1982); Village Festivals (1974–1994); Gardens of Memory (1977–2004); The Last Shelter (1983–1990); Muses (1988–2001); Road of Lithuania’s Independence (1988-1992); Mirage’s Dossier (2002– 2003); The Little Alfonsas’ Miseries and Joys (1992–2005).

One-man exhibitions

Galeria Fotografiki, Poznan, Poland, 1976; House of Photography, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 1979; Galeria Fotografiki, Bialystok, Poland, 1979; Mala Galerija, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, 1981; Photography Gallery, Vilnius, 1982; Old Towns of Lithuania, Exhibition Palace, Vilnius, 1983; Kek in de Kök Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia, 1983; Photography Gallery, Usti nad Labou, Czechoslovakia, 1983; Photography Gallery, Kaunas, 1984; Fotohof Galerie, Zalcburg, Austria, 1985; Bavarian Institute of Photography, Munich, Germany, 1985; Helsinforser Platz Galerie, Berlin, Germany, 1988; Broerenkerk te Zwolle Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1990; Photography Gallery, Vilnius, 1990; Galerija 4, Cheb, Czech Republic, 1995; Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, USA, 1996; 1975–2000 Photographs, Prospektas Photo Gallery, Vilnius, 2000; Lithuanian Fight for Freedom. 1988–1992, Photography Museum, Burghauzen, Germany, 2002; The Little Alfonsas’ Miseries and Joys, KI Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2003; Heritage Discovery Center Museum, Heritage, USA, 2003; Lithuania – Land of Worries and Joys, The Norwich Arts Council, Norwich, USA, 2003; Opera Theatre, Ostrava, Czech, 2005; Gardens of Memory, House of Commerce, Hamburg, Germany, 2005.

Group exhibitions

Photography Center, Stockholm, Sweeden, 1985; Photography Museum, Helsinki, Finland, 1987; UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 1987; Photography of a Different Spirit, Komorna Galerija, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, 1987; Galerija 4, Cheb, Czechoslovakia, 1987; General San Martin Photography Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1988; Photography Gallery, Cheb, Czechoslovakia, 1988; Comptoir de la photographie Galerie, Paris, France, 1988; L’Anne de l’Est, Musee d’ Elyse, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1990; Alex Gallery, Vashington, USA, 1990; Photography Festival, Arles, France, 1990; Fiolet en Dreaijer Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1990; Memory and Intuition. Modern Lithuanian Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Lodz, Poland, 1990; Exhibition of the Baltic Photography, Photography Museum, Helsinki, Finland, 1992; Aspects of Lithuanian Photography, IFA Galerie, Berlin, Germany, 1992; Das Gedächtnis der Bilder: Baltische Photokunst heute, Stadtgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel; Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany; Latvia Exhibition Hall, Riga; Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius; Galerie Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; State Academy of Arts, Gdansk, Poland; Nikolaj Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1993–1994; The Light of Everyday from Lithuania, Dortmund, Germany, 1994; Galeria Fotografii, Lodz, Poland, 1994; Vitality and Changes in Lithuanian Photography, Gahlberg Gallery, Chicago, USA, 1995; Contemporary Lithuanian Photography, Jozef Sudek House of Photography, Prague, Czech Republic, 1999; Contemporary Lithuanian Photography, Month of East European Photography. House of Culture, Bratislava, Slovakia 1999; LUMO 2001. Passion, Jyveskiule, Finland, 2001; How Are You?, Prospektas Photo gallery, Vilnius, 2001; Self-Esteem. Lithuanian Art ‘01, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, 2001; City, Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia, 2002; Festival of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, 2002; Body in Baltic Art, Giedrė Bartelt Galerie, Berlin, Germany, 2002; Lithuanian Insights: Photography from 1960 till our Days, Leinwandhaus Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2002; Decades of Lithuanian Photography. 1945–1990, Contemporary Art Center, Vilmius, 2002; Das Baltische Fotolinse, Schloss Holligen, Bern, Switzerland, 2003. Tomorrow will not be yesterday, along with Eugenijus Butėnas, M. K. Čiurlionio Gallery, Chicago, USA, 2003; LT/LV, along with Andrej Grant, Mencerdorf museum, Riga, Latvia, 2004; Lithuanian artists' exhibition ART-LT, art from Lithuania, ABC Treehouse Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland, 2004; International exhibition-project White as Snow, Red like Blood, Giedrė Bartelt gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2004; International project of photography: Lithuania, 24 hours, Modern Art Centre, Vilnius, 2004.


Lithuanian Union of Art Photographers, Vilnius; Museum of Photography, Šiauliai; Museum of Finnish Photography, Finland; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; Musee Reattu, Arles, France; Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius; International Center of Photography, New York, USA; Museum of Photography, Burghauzen, Germany; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.


Žalgiris Men (with R. Rakauskas), Vilnius, 1987; The Feast Day/ Lithuanian pilgrimages, Chicago, USA: Loyola University Press, 1990; Romualdas Požerskis. Trobles and Joys, exhibition catalogue, Kaunas: Lithuanian Union of Art Photographers, 2000. Romualdas Požerskis. Memory Gardens – Kaunas: Arx Baltica, 2005.