Grimaces of the Weary Villages

by Rimaldas Viksraitis


Photographs: Rimaldas Viksraitis

Text: Rimaldas Viksraitis, Martin Parr

Publisher: Anya Stonelake/White Space Gallery

80 pages

Pictures: 47 black and white illustrations

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-0955739460

Price: 34

Comments: Softcover; English

With a goat's head here and a pig's head there, Grimaces of the Weary Village is like Old MacDonald's Farm hitting the slaughterhouse. Shot in Lithuania, it is an unglamorous portrayal of life on the farm, a series of portraits of Viksraitis' fellow villagers, people who "...bear their cross without grumbling about their lot."

Cats, dogs, ducks and chicken mix with the crutches and wheelchairs of the village's more elderly residents. Pigs are slaughtered and bicycles are fixed as the poultry wanders in and out of the numerous parties that feature in the book. And it's the parties that lie at the heart of village life, parties where smoking, drinking and a groping of breasts are the main, and perhaps the only, attraction.


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Grimaces of the Weary Villages

by Rimaldas Viksraitis


Photographs: Rimaldas Viksraitis

Text: Rimaldas Viksraitis, Martin Parr

Publisher: Anya Stonelake/White Space Gallery

80 pages

Pictures: 47 black and white illustrations

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-0955739460

Price: 34

Comments: Softcover; English

With a goat's head here and a pig's head there, Grimaces of the Weary Village is like Old MacDonald's Farm hitting the slaughterhouse. Shot in Lithuania, it is an unglamorous portrayal of life on the farm, a series of portraits of Viksraitis' fellow villagers, people who "...bear their cross without grumbling about their lot."

Cats, dogs, ducks and chicken mix with the crutches and wheelchairs of the village's more elderly residents. Pigs are slaughtered and bicycles are fixed as the poultry wanders in and out of the numerous parties that feature in the book. And it's the parties that lie at the heart of village life, parties where smoking, drinking and a groping of breasts are the main, and perhaps the only, attraction.


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Grimaces of the Weary Villages

by Rimaldas Viksraitis


Photographs: Rimaldas Viksraitis

Text: Rimaldas Viksraitis, Martin Parr

Publisher: Anya Stonelake/White Space Gallery

80 pages

Pictures: 47 black and white illustrations

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-0955739460

Price: 34

Comments: Softcover; English

With a goat's head here and a pig's head there, Grimaces of the Weary Village is like Old MacDonald's Farm hitting the slaughterhouse. Shot in Lithuania, it is an unglamorous portrayal of life on the farm, a series of portraits of Viksraitis' fellow villagers, people who "...bear their cross without grumbling about their lot."

Cats, dogs, ducks and chicken mix with the crutches and wheelchairs of the village's more elderly residents. Pigs are slaughtered and bicycles are fixed as the poultry wanders in and out of the numerous parties that feature in the book. And it's the parties that lie at the heart of village life, parties where smoking, drinking and a groping of breasts are the main, and perhaps the only, attraction.


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