An Accidental Record of History: Dialogues in Silver

An Accidental Record of History: Dialogues in Silver

"This series combines photographs made by my father in the 1980s and pictures made by me as a response 30 years later."Continue Reading →

Nine Months of Deep Baltic, or See You in September

Nine Months of Deep Baltic, or See You in September

Deep Baltic is taking August off while we work on a few big changes to the site, but we hope you’ll be back for more in September. In the meantime, we…Continue Reading →

Dillwyn Smith: Through Daugavpils’ Windows to Rothko

Dillwyn Smith: Through Daugavpils’ Windows to Rothko

The artist Mark Rothko was born in 1903 in Daugavpils, today the second-largest city in LatviaContinue Reading →

Experimental and Extraterritorial: Riga’s Russian-Language Orbita Group

Experimental and Extraterritorial: Riga’s Russian-Language Orbita Group

For almost 15 years, the Orbita group of Riga-based Russian-speaking poets have been redefining Russian-language poetry in Latvia.Continue Reading →

Gradually Fading Beauty: Early Estonian Computer Art

Gradually Fading Beauty: Early Estonian Computer Art

Over the 25 years since the restoration of its independence, Estonia has become well-known internationally for its technological advancement – it was the first country in the world to bring in…Continue Reading →

Kaunas Art Deco: Reminders of Lithuania’s Modernist Interwar Capital

Kaunas Art Deco: Reminders of Lithuania’s Modernist Interwar Capital

"Kaunas’ Art Deco interwar modern architecture is unique to Kaunas, because it’s not a direct copy of French or German architecture."Continue Reading →

Return to Kražiai: Small-Town Lithuania and a Mysterious Discovery

Return to Kražiai: Small-Town Lithuania and a Mysterious Discovery

In 2000, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, a Lithuanian photographer, found himself in Chicago...Continue Reading →

Neighbours but Not Relatives: Translating Between Estonian and Latvian

Neighbours but Not Relatives: Translating Between Estonian and Latvian

Despite an almost identical history over the last few hundred years, Estonians and Latvians speak very different languagesContinue Reading →

Europe’s Slow-Burn Surprise Package: A Guide to Estonian Music

Europe’s Slow-Burn Surprise Package: A Guide to Estonian Music

"I'm from a land called secret Estonia. Nobody knows where it's at."Continue Reading →

The Way We Lived Then

The Way We Lived Then

"To stay alive, to survive, took the greatest effort. It was the one activity that we all engaged in."Continue Reading →

Appreciated at Last? Latvia’s Visionary Artist Hardijs Lediņš

Appreciated at Last? Latvia’s Visionary Artist Hardijs Lediņš

Who was Hardijs Lediņš and why was he so important for Latvian art and music?Continue Reading →

Fiction – This Is Not My Sky

Fiction – This Is Not My Sky

"Mama,” Cathy murmured into Maria's ear, “why did you give me away?”Continue Reading →