benas gerdziunas (lt)
I come from a background in Architecture and Planning, from where I decided to venture into photojournalism. My first professional experience came from Occupied Palestinian Territories, Israel and Jordan. I spent six months working on individual projects and covering news – weekly Palestinian protests and various feature stories.
This experience led me to establish contacts with Kauno Diena, one of the major daily newspaper in Lithuania. In the subsequent trips to Ukraine, I’ve produced frontline reports, features and also contributed to photo agencies, which were published in local, regional and international press.
I hope to build on story telling skills and in the long term, be able to successfully connect people in the middle of important global events with an audience.