Eugenijus Barzdžius [æu:geŋ’jʊs bɑrz’dʒus], was born in Šiauliai city, Lithuania. At the moment based in Lithuania.

In 2017 graduated from MA Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths College, the University of London.

In 2013 graduated from BA at the University of Wales, Newport, U.K., Documentary Photography course, with the prize-winning the final project ‘Harvest of Wetland.

In 2002 graduated from BA Academic Art and Graphic Design course at Šiauliai University, Lithuania.

Successfully graduated Šiauliai city Children’s evening art school alongside secondary school.


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2020 10 27 – Selected at Life Framer competition Humans of the World Editors’ Pick.

2016 06 20 – Self-published book ‘Harvest of Wetland’ was honourably mentioned at Moscow International Foto Awards in category: Book-Documentary.

2013 10 – Self-published book ‘Harvest of Wetland‘ won 3rd place in the International Photography Awards (IPA) of 2013’s competition, in documentary (self-published) non-professional category.

2013 09 13 – Eugenijus Barzdžius was awarded in International Photography Awards (IPA) of 2012’s competition and was awarded: Honorable Mention in People – Lifestyle category for the winning entry ‘Ora et Labora. Palendriai’.

2013 05 28 – The winner of PDN Photo Annual 2013 in the student’s category. The project ‘Harvest of Wetland‘ is also the receiver of the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography.

2012 03 28 – One of four photography students from the University of Wales, Newport that won the University’s Reginald Salisbury Travel Award, U.K.

2011 04 10 – 2nd runner up at contest in Portrait category for “The Best Photograph of Groups” at WPPB 2011, Riga, Latvia.

2000 11 24 – Prize winner at the photography contest ‘Posūkis‘ at Šiauliai university art gallery, Lithuania.


Exhibitions / publications:

2023 07 27 – Participant of the group exhibition Exhibition ‘Overseeing 6 Ares. Collective Gardens‘ at National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania. 

2022 09 16 – Solo exhibition at Markthalle Basel, Switzerland.

2021 04 – Presented by Kaunas Photo festival for the official program in Usimages 2021 photo festival with the support of the Diaphane association, Photographic Center in Hauts-de-France, Creil, France. One minute for one photograph from the series is here.

2020 09 25 – Solo exhibition, installation of Plastic up to the roof [LDPE (low-density polyethylene)] at Jamaika hostel, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2020 08 27 – Solo exhibition, installation LDPE (low-density polyethylene) at Zubovai Palace as part of Šiaulių Naktys festival, Šiauliai, Lithuania.

2018 02 – Chosen to attend the 6th annual New York Times Portfolio Review.

2018 02 18 - A part of my project ‘Vask‘ on the cover and a few shots inside of Danish Sociology magazine in the issue 2017/no. 3.

2017 09 02 – Solo exhibition at Gallery F as part of the Kaunas Photo Festival 2017 official program, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2017 02 – The member of the jury for the Lithuanian Press Photography 2017 competition.

2017 01 27 – Solo exhibition at the Šiauliai University art Gallery, Šiauliai, Lithuania.

2016 11 16 – Solo exhibition at the National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2016 11 03 – A selected photograph was screened at Tate Modern together with other finalists of UrbanPhotoFest Open 2016, London, U.K.

2016 06 23 – Artist talk at International Visual Sociology ConferenceLillehammer University, Norway.

2016 05 31 – Participant in a group exhibition ‘Picture This. Approaches to visual research‘ at The Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Canada.

2016 03 10 – Participant of a group exhibition ‘Urban Pause‘ at Laurie Grove Baths, Goldsmiths College University of London, U.K.

2015 12 22 – The presentation of a printed exhibition catalog at Kaunas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2015 11 28 – Solo exhibition at Kaunas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2015 11 – Included in the ‘Discoveries‘ section in an annual yearbook published by the Lithuanian Photographers Union.

2015 08 25 – Personal exhibition of the conceptual documentary project, that was executed and exhibited at the bar “Dėvėti“, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2014 09 – Portfolio in Lithuanian photography magazine ‘Fotografija‘ (Nr.1 [28] 2014).

2014 09 05 – Part of Celebrating Europe exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery, Lithuania. Curated and produced by Kaunas Photography Gallery, the exhibition is an outcome of the European collaboration project European Prospects.

2014 06 05 – Selected for the official Copenhagen Photo Festival 2014 program.

2014 04 – Part of the official selection for 2014 Frames at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.

2014 04 03 – Part of the group exhibition ‘New Folder‘ by new members of the Lithuanian Photographers’ Union at Prospektas gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2014 01 – Published multilingual photo book ‘Ora et Labora. Palendriai, visual narrative exploring Benedictine monastery life at Palendriai, Lithuania.

2014 01 – E. Barzdžius’ photograph was used for the ‘Museum In The Dock‘ book’s hardcover about the Danish Maritime Museum in Helsingør, Denmark.

2013 11 27 – Officially became a member of the Lithuanian Photographers’ Union.

2013 11 27 – Part of a selected group of photographers representing Lithuanian photography at Les Boréales festival, Caen, France.

2013 08 – Publication in Vice Magazine, The first Danish issue.

2013 07 – Selected by Crain Kalman Gallery for Cream: A Graduate Showcase 2013 in Brighton, the U.K. with the following exhibitions at the University of Brighton Grand Parade Galleries and at the Brighton Dome.

2013 06 – A publication in British Journal of Photography (Volume 160 Issue No 7813), U.K.

2013 06 – A publication in Photo District News (Volume XXXIII Issue 06), USA.

2012 03 29 – Participated in group exhibition ‘Moments from Birštonas Jazz 2010’ at Birštonas Jazz 2012 festival, Lithuania.

2011 09 04 – Project ‘Killing time’ selected for Kaunas Photo Festival 2011 exhibition, Lithuania.

2010 12 01 – Participated in a group exhibition ‘Open shop‘, Newport, U.K.

2003 09 01 – My mail-art works were exhibited at the Šiauliai art gallery in a collaborated project for artists who have left their native town, Lithuania.

2003 05 29 – Personal exhibition in gallery Rozbrat Poznan, Poland.

2003 04 24 – Participated in the international Sigismund Urban MAIL ART project ‘Self portray’ Berlin, Germany.

2003 04 12 – Participated in ‘Keistas menas’ exhibition at Šiauliai art gallery, Lithuania.

2002 09 15 – Participated in the international Sigismund Urban MAIL ART project Tattoo’ in Berlin, Germany.

2002 05 23 – One of the curators and participants of a group exhibition ‘Kas tau gatvė?‘ at Šiauliai gallery of art, Lithuania.

2002 03 15 – International MAIL ART project “Kaukė”, Antanas Mončius house museum in Palanga, Lithuania.

2001 10 06 – Participated in a group exhibition of Šiauliai city photographers at the Museum of photography, Šiauliai, Lithuania.

2001 04 18 – The second personal exhibition of photography at Šiauliai university art gallery, Lithuania.

2000 04 23 – The first personal exhibition of photography at Šiauliai university art gallery, Lithuania.

1999 10 14 – Participated in a group exhibition ‘Kitsch’ at Šiauliai university art gallery, Lithuania.