Juozas Budraitis is mainly known for more than a hundred roles in Lithuanian, Soviet and foreign feature films and telefilms. Although few know that he also revealed his talent in the art of photography.

In the beginning of 1960s, Juozas Budraitis started taking pictures. He would not let go of the camera on film set. In 1989, Budraitis joined the Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers, and since then, he has held exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad.

Exhibited photographs belong to the Golden Age of Lithuanian cinema. They capture prominent figures of those times: film directors Alimantas Grikiavicius and Vytautas Žalakevičius, actresses Ruta Staliliunaite and Vaiva Mainelyte, actors Bronius Babkauskas, Algimantas Masiulis, Donatas Banionis, artists Vytautas Kalinauskas, Valentinas Antanavičius, Vincas Kisarauskas.

The exhibition “My Films. 1960s–1980s” gathers photographs from Budraitis’ shootings in Russia, Estonia, and Latvia. They show beloved Soviet actors and film directors: Marina Neyolova, Irina Miroshnichenko, Rodion Nakhapetov, Yevgeny Leonov, Lembit Ulfsak, and Vladimir Basov.

With the support of Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in St. Petersburg