Antanas Sutkus, born 1939 in Lithuania, usually works with different series of portraits in black and white. His imagery is soft and warm and he can be compared to both Cartier-Bresson and Brassai. He was a recipient of the Lithuanian National Price for Culture and Arts and is also a co-founder of the Lithuanian Association of Art Photographers.
He is internationally famed for his iconic images of Jean-Paul Satre and Simone de Beauvoir, who visited Lithuania in 1965 and are captured with the white sand in Nida as a natural backdrop. Another well known series is Lithuanian People, a still ongoing project.
Sutkus work is represented in collections such as: The National Library of France, The Art Institute of Chicago, The International Center of Photography in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.