Gunars BINDE

Born in Aluksne district, Latvia, on December 12, 1933. Resides in Riga, Latvia

Education
1941 - 1950 Beja Elementary School
1950 - 1957 Priekuli Vocational School of Agriculture, electrician
1957 Beginning of a photographer's career
1961 - 1963 Journalists House, lecture course in photo journalism, Moscow, USSR
1991 Latvian Academy of Arts, lecture course "Photography" by Boris Mangolds (USA)

Solo shows
1959 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Aluksne Museum of Local Studies and Art, Aluksne, Latvia
1961 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", House of Culture, Valmiera, Latvia
1965 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Photo Club, Tallinn, Estonia
1967 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Photo Club, Kaunas, Lithuania
1969 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Novosibirsk, Russia
1969 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Tbilisi, Georgia
1969 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", DCP, Denmark
1970 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Ceramics Art School, Behin, Czechoslovakia
1971 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Linz, Austria
1972 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Hamburg, Germany
1972 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", exhibition hall "Kiek in de Kok, Tallinn, Estonia
1972 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Gdansk, Poland
1972 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Bulgaria
1973 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Photo Club, Chelabinsk, Russia
1975 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Photo gallery, Poland
1977 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Siauliai, Lithuania
1978 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Moscow, Russia
1978 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Dubna, Russia
1978 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Vilnius, Lithuania
1979 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", St. Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia
1979 "Gunars Binde. Photographs. Nudes", Daugava Museum, Latvia
1979 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Klaipeda, Lithuania
1981 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Novosibirsk, Russia
1981 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", City Exhibition Hall, Cheboksari, Russia
1983 "Gunars Binde. Photographs", Kazan, Russia
1992 "Collection", exhibition hall "Kiek in de Kok , Tallinn, Estonia
1993 "Retrospection", Latvijan Photoartists Society, Photo House, Riga, Latvia
1993 "Collection of One Model", photo club "Riga", Riga, Latvia
1994 "Flight", Journalists' House, Riga, Latvia
1994 "A Blow With a Camera", Dole History Museum, Latvia
1995 "Nine Months", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1998 "Flight", gallery "Mozums", Riga, Latvia

Group exhibitions
1964 Vsetin, Czechoslovakia
1965 "Our Time", 3rd All-Union contest - exhibition, Viborg House of Culture, Leningrad, USSR
1965 "Contemporaries", 1st All-Union contest - exhibition of photo portraits, Zaporozhye, Ukraine
1966 Argentina
1967 40 exhibitions in art galleries of different countries
1967 7th Annual Exhibition Of Photo Club "Riga", Printers' Club, Riga, Latvia
1968 35 exhibitions in art galleries of different countries
1968 8th Annual Exhibition Of Photo Club "Riga", Printers' Club, Riga, Latvia
1968 "Woman", Latvian Foreign Art Museum, Riga, Latvia
1969 25 exhibitions in art galleries of different countries
1970 "Best 10 European Photographers", different European cities
1977 "Internationaal Fotosalon", Koninklijke club BP, Antwerp, the Netherlands
1977 "Interpressfoto", Moscow, USSR
1978 "Invited Photographers", Insbruck, Austria
1979 "World's Best 10 Photographers", Krakow, Poland
1980 Exhibition of Photo Club "Riga", Photo Club "Riga", Latvia
1983 "1er Salon International D'Art Photographique", Pithiviers, France
1984 "21e Challenge Mondial 1984", Esh, Luxemburg
1991 "Cameras & Comrades", Art Museum, Santa Barbara, USA
1992 "Stepping out of Line", Ganser Art Gallery, Millersville, USA
1992 "Stepping out of Line", Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, USA
1992 "Stepping out of Line", Area Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Portland, USA
1993 "Stepping out of Line", International Images Gallery, Sewickley, Pittsburgh, USA
1993 "Stepping out of Line", Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, USA
1996 "FotoParade", Contemporary Art Museum "Arsenals", Riga, Latvia
1997 "Photography from Latvia", "Fotogalerie Wien", Vienna, Austria
1997 "New Photography from Latvia", gallery "FotoForum West", Insbruck, Austria
1998 "Living Space", gallery of the Latvian Artists Union, Riga, Latvia
1998 "Latvian Contemporary Photography", Slovensky rozhlas, Atrium, Bratislava, Slovakia
1998 "Latvian Contemporary Photography", National Association of Lithuanian Photographers, Vilnius, Lithuania

Collections
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
V. Hengl's Photography Room, Austria
Private collections in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, the United States, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Russia, Poland

Slide shows
1993 "Stepping out of line", originals from the collection demonstrated by Boris Mangolds, project curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1995 "Higashikawa Photo Festival", Higashikawa, Japan
"The Role of Photography in the Preservation and Creation of National Culture in Latvia", speech by Vilnis Auzins
1995 Congress of American Latvian Artists Association, Pittsburg, USA
"Latvian Contemporary Photography", lecture by Vilnis Auzins
1995 Latvian Parish House, Rockville, USA
"Latvian Contemporary Photography", lecture by Vilnis Auzins
1995 University of Southern Maine, Portland, USA
"The Role of Photography in the Preserving of National Culture", lecture by Vilnis Auzins
1996 Symposium "The Art of Today", Bratislava, Slovakia
"The Role of Photography in Latvian Culture", lecture by Vilnis Auzins
1997 Hochshulle frangevandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
"Latvian Photography. History and the Present", speech by Vilnis Auzins

Reviews / bibliography
1965 "Gunars Binde", "Liesma" magazine, No. 1/65, Riga, Latvia
1973 "Literatura un Maksla" newspaper, March 1973, Riga, Latvia
1978 "Literatura un Maksla" newspaper, March 24, 1978, Riga, Latvia
1982 "Spire in Paris", text by K.Zalenieks, "Dzimtenes Balss" newspaper, March 1, 1982, Riga, Latvia
1982 "Photo and Cinema", text by Eve Arulane, "Molodjozj Estonii" newspaper, May 29, 1982, Tallinn, Estonia
1985 "Latvian Photo Art: History and the Present", P.Zeile, "Liesma" magazine, Riga, Latvia
1992 "Stepping out of Line", catalogue, text by Boris Mangolds and Robert Lowing, Milersville University, USA
1992 "Touring exhibition of Latvian Photographers...", text by Eleonora Sturma, "Laiks" newspaper, September 2, 1990, USA
1993 "Menace to Photography", text by Daiga Kalnina, "Briva Daugava" newspaper, October 30, 1993, Jekabpils, Latvia
1993 "Gunars Binde - Anniversary Exhibition in Aluksne", text by Daina Sinelnikova, "Diena" newspaper, December 30, 1994, Riga, Latvia
1994 "Do Geniuses Live Too Long", text by Baiba Tjarve, "Labrit" newspaper, August 8, 1994, Riga, Latvia
1995 "9 Month in Dreams and in Reality", text by Vilhelms Mihailovskis, "Baltijskaja Gazeta" newspaper, March 24, 1995, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Photo -94: Symptoms and Perspective", text by Evalds Lacis, "Izglitiba un Kultura" newspaper, March 27, 1995, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Gunars Binde. Tatjana. Anna.", text by Anda Rozukalne, "Labrit" newspaper, March 28, 1995, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Tanja and Gunars Binde's Festivity of Waiting", text by Peteris Korsaks, "Vakara Zinas" magazine, March 28, 1995, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Photographers Encyclopedia International", Michel+Michele Auer, Switzerland, CD-ROM, http:/www.livre.net/ides,PMDC, France
1997
"Bilder" magazine, No. 133, Vienna, Austria
1997 "The First-night of Latvian Photography in Vienna", Vilnis Auzins, "Diena" newspaper, July 14, 1997, Riga, Latvia
1998 "Flight by Gunars Binde", Ieva Lejasmeijere, "Literatura. Maksla. Mes." newspaper, September 17-24, 1998, Riga, Latvia

Publications
1965 "Liesma" magazine, No. 1/65, Riga, Latvia
1965 - 1968 "Photography Year-Book", Fountain Press, Great Britain
1970 - 1973 "Almanac Photo 70" - "Almanac Photo 73", "Planeta", Moscow, Russia
1973 "Literatura un Maksla" newspaper, March 1973, Riga, Latvia
1978 "Literatura un Maksla" newspaper, March 24, 1978, Riga, Latvia
1978 - 1982 "Almanac Photo 78" - "Almanac Photo 82", V.T. Stigneyev, "Planeta", Moscow, Russia
1983 "Encyclopedia (1828-1983)", M. Auer, Switzerland
1984 "Searching for the Point of Matter", text by Gunars Binde, "Draugs" magazine, No. 1/84, Riga
1985 "Creative Photography", Sergey Morozov, Planeta, Moscow
1986 "Photo Masters of Soviet Latvia", "Liesma", 1989 "Almanac Photo 70" - "Almanac Photo 73", "Planeta", Moscow, Russia
1990 "Poetics of Photography", V.I. Mihailovich, V.T. Stigneyev, Iskysstvo, Moscow
1994 "Labrit" newspaper, August 8, 1994, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Baltijskaja Gazeta" newspaper, March 24, 1995, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Labrit" newspaper, March 28, 1995, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Vakara Zinas" magazine, March 28, 1995, Riga, Latvia
Publications in magazines "Lehti Kamera" (Finland), "Foto Et Cinema" (France), "Fotografie - 64" (Czechoslovakia), "Fotografia" (Poland), "Fotografie (East Germany), "Foto Magazin" (West Germany), "Leica" (West Germany), "Grossbild Tehnik " (West Germany), "Australian Photography" (Australia), "Fotografie" (Austria), "Foto" (Hungary), "Vitvornictvo Foto Film" (Czechoslovakia), "Foto Kino Revie" (Yugoslavia), "Foto" (Sweden), "Maksla" (Latvia)

Affiliations
Since 1964 Photo Club "Riga"
Since 1989 Latvian Photoartists Society

Work experience
1957 - 1959 Head of Aluksne Power Station, Latvia
1960 - 1964 Theatre lighting-man 1964 Riga School of Applied Arts, teacher of photography
1977 Daugava Museum, photographer 1994 Ministry of Defense, Republic of Latvia, photography expert

Agent
Latvian Museum of Photography
Marstalu iela 8, Riga, LV -1050, Latvia
e - mail: lvfoto@lanet.lv (Vilnis Auzins)

© Latvian Museum of Photography,
Compiled by V.Auziņš
Translation from Latvian: A.Piebalga
Computer print: A.Piebalga
March 28, 1997
Updated: October 28, 1998