1991-2021. Two photographers in their thirties. 30-year interval. 30 photos.

Two shutter button presses. Two completely different images.

Occupation/Freedom. Analog/Digital. Father/Son.

I remember why we are free. Therefore, looking at the photos taken by my father in January 1991 during the events in Lithuania, I stood there after 30 years, in January 2021, and made another shot.

Let us remember and cherish the freedom for which Lithuanian Freedom Defenders were killed in the fight against Soviet aggression.

Photographers:

1991 - Vladimiras Azanovas

2021 - Jurijus Azanovas.

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Lyone Fein
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2 days ago

Amen, brother.

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Lyone Fein
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2 days ago

This one is very different!

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GC
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13 hours ago

Joseph Kony, uh what’s that now?

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Jake Heykoop
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1 day ago

these are so different.

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Mimi M
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1 day ago

Memorial is gone :'(

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Laurel Smith
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9 hours ago

The old photos are why my grandma never wanted to return to Lithuania. She lived through WWI & left ASAP after. She was an American citizen but grew up in Lithuania. She was born in September 1906. Her father died in a coal mine in early 1907. Her mom took her back to Lithuania, thinking her money would go farther. She married a drunk/farmer. Grandma lived to 100 years, 8 months to the day. They used to hide in the forest near their orchard. Soldiers would come up behind them, signal shhhhhh & ambush the army walking on the road in front of their farm. Grandma knew the soviets would have changed things too much. She had traveled to the Russian oblast where we adopted our kids! She knew Königsberg. Yes, now Kaliningrad. Our daughter was in Sovietsk, on the Neman River. She saw our photos & said, I’m happy I have American grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Kit Tan
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2 days ago

'To Free Lithuania!'

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Lyone Fein
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2 days ago

Amazing

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Eglė Bukauskaitė
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2 days ago

Those are not trash in fron of the Parlament - it's barricades

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marie elle
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1 day ago

I am from Vienna and I have the feeling, that we, as a society, are taking peace and democracy for granted and we so easily forget, how fragile and precious it is. Thank you for building awareness.

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A.J Milne
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1 day ago

and now, it's a library

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Mimi M
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1 day ago

Again - no memorial...

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Gabriel Abberton
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2 days ago

what building is this?

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Robert Bailey
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2 days ago

What are those things sticking out of the pyramid?

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DungeonQuestPlayer
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2 days ago

what is this place?

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DungeonQuestPlayer
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2 days ago

is the kid on the left being mugged?

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Lyone Fein
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2 days ago

So brave of your father to take photos while the tanks were rolling in.

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Susie Swearingen-Kamachi
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2 days ago

Amazing photos thank you for sharing.

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Mimi M
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1 day ago (edited)

Sad about the memorials being gone (both the formal and the informal marking of where people died)... But otherwise very touching. Btw, here's a great (and instructive) meme about the fragility and preciousness of freedom and democracy: 1spm26.jpg 1spm26.jpg

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