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An Intimate Look Inside The Lithuanian Disco Scene

In his book "DISKO" photographer Andrew Miksys documents Lithuanian teens in village clubs. The project captures an astonishing mixture of Soviet-era debris and a hopeful new generation.

Posted on March 13, 2014, at 2:31 p.m. ET

From 2000–2010 Andrew Miksys photographed youth in village clubs along the back roads of Lithuania. Most of the venues Miksys explored are located in Soviet-era Houses of Culture where he sometimes found gas masks, Lenin paintings and other discarded remnants of the Soviet Union. As a Lithuanian-American from Seattle, he was intrigued by the history of the discos and the teenage culture in these European post-war communities. The images portray a new hopeful generation in a swirl of uncertainty, fog, and disco lights.

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Photographs by Andrew Miksys from the book "DISKO".

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