Artist: Gunārs Binde, Pēteris Korsaks, Vilhelms Mihailovskis, Leonīds Tugaļevs, Varis Sants, Juris Kmins – Latvia
A group of famous and acknowledged Latvian photographers, Gunārs Binde, Pēteris Korsaks, Vilhelms Mihailovskis, Leonīds Tugaļevs, Varis Sants and Juris Kmins united under the company “Dizaina Manufaktūra” and organized the photo campaign “Cēsnieks 2006”. Its main goal was to portray people during the anniversary celebration of the Latvian town Cēsis 800 anniversary celebration.
“The main emphasis of the particular project was placed on people and the elements that surrounded the person. The aim of this project is to create and to form the testimony about the people of the present time.”
The attention paid to those who participated in the campaign reminds of a noble gesture from the ancient times’ culture, when only noblemen and prosperous townsmen could afford to order their portrait.
These photos will reveal the future generations what the 21st century residents looked like, what they wore, how behaved, and possibly will stir up the imagination exactly in the same way as it happens to us now, when we see the photos taken in the beginning of the 20th century.”