Saulius Žiūra (Lithuania)

The life of fishermen in Nida 

The organisers’ choice 

Visitors see the little resort town of Nida as a place for relaxation, entertainment and romantic strolls along the embankment of the Curonian Lagoon. But for local fishermen, the Curonian Lagoon is just a part of their everyday life, a source of their income. By autumn, the visitors leave this oasis of serenity, while the life of the fishermen in Nida goes on. 

Saulius Žiūra was born in Vilnius in 1970. In 2004 I graduated in economics at Vilnius Pedagogical University. I am a member of the Lithuanian Press Photographers’ Club, the Lithuanian Journalists’ Union and of the Lithuanian Photographers’ Association. I have worked as a press photographer since 2005; as a photographer for the photo agency Baltijos fotografijos linija (from 2005 to 2007); and as an art editor and photographer for the magazine Fortuna Privata (from 2007 to 2009). At present, I work as a photographer for Vilnius City Municipality. 

Awards:

2014 –Winner in the European Year category, the Lithuanian Press Photography Contest

2013 –Winner in the Life category, the Lithuanian Press Photography Contest

2011 –Winner of the 1st and 3rd Prizes, Contest The Land of Basketball

2010 –Winner in the Story category, the Lithuanian Press Photography Contest

2009 –First place, Contest Let’s Get Acquainted

2009 –Colleagues’ Prize, the Lithuanian Press Photography Contest

2008 –Best portrait, Contest Women in Aviation

2007 –Winner in the Portrait category, the Lithuanian Press Photography Contest