Raimo LIELBRIEDIS

Born in Ogre, Latvia on December 11,1962, latvian, lives in Ogre, Latvia

Education
1970 - 1981 Ogre Secondary School
1978 Beginning of photographer's career
1983 - 1985 Riga Technical School No. 34, specialty: photographer

Solo exhibitions
1990 "First Solo Exhibition", photo club "Riga", Riga, Latvia
1990 "My World", gallery "Mala Galeria Fotografiki", Torun, Poland
1997 "My Blues", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1998 "750 nm ", gallery "Mozums", Riga, Latvia

Group Exhibitions
1987 "Amberland", Tallinn, Estonia
1989 "150 Years of Photography", exhibition hall "Latvija", Riga, Latvia
1989 "5th International Photo Exhibition", Peking, China
1990 "Amberland", Klaipeda, Lithuania
1991 "Fotogruppen No Name", Langelande Museum, Rudkobing, Denmark
1992 "Vigex '92", Geelong, Australia
1993 "Lielbriedis & Sadurskis", Menczendorff's House, Riga, Latvia
1996 Annual Exhibition of the Ogre Photo Club, Ogre History and Art Museum, Ogre, Latvia
1996 "The Last", 3rd Latvian Exhibition of Young Photographers Latvian Photo Artists Society, Photo House, Riga, Latvia
1996 "Photo Project Latvia - Denmark", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1996 "Latvian Time", Art Museum "ARSENALS", Riga, Latvia
1997 "Ballet", contemporary art exhibition, Riga Stock Exchange, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Photo Project Latvia - Denmark", gallery "Fynsk Udstillingsbygning for Kunst og Design", Odense, Denmark
1997 "Latvian Contemporary Photography", Photography Museum, Shiauliai, Lithuania
1998 Exhibition of the Ogre Photo Club, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
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
Ogre History and Art Museum, Ogre, Latvia
Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
Private collections in
Poland, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland

Major series
"My Blues"
"750 nm"

Participation in workshops, photoprojects and photo campaigns
1989 Workshop by the Polish Photographic Society, Wapienne, Poland
1995 Photo campaign "A Day in Ogre--95", Ogre, Latvia Curatorial experience

Curatorial experience
1998 Exhibition of the Ogre Photo Club, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia

Slide Shows
1989 Workshop by the Polish Photographic Society, Wapienne, Poland
1995 "Heritage of Photographers. The Past and the Present.", Siauliai Photography Museum, Siauliai, Lithuania
"The principles and philosophy of formation of the Latvian Photography Museum", speech by Vilnis Auzins
1995 "Higashikawa Photo Festival", Higashikawa, Japan
"The Role of Photography in the Preservation and Creation of National Culture in Latvia", speech by Vilnis Auzins
1996 Symposium "The Art of Today", Bratislava, Slovakia
"The Role of Photography in Latvian Culture", lecture by Vilnis Auzins
1997 Hochshulle fr angevandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
"Latvian Photograpgy. History and the Present", speech by Vilnis Auzins

Reviews/ bibliography
1994 "99% of Feelings", Didzis Pakalns, magazine "Latvija - Baltijas Valsts", No. 2/1994, Riga, Latvia

Publications
1991 "Fotogruppen NO Name", exhibition catalogue, Denmark
1993 "Alt om Foto & Video" magazine, No. 6/1993, Denmark
1994 "Latvija - Baltijas Valsts" magazine, No. 2/1994, Riga, Latvia

Affiliations
1985 - 1995 Photo Club "RÓga"
1995 Photo Club "Ogre", president

Work experience
1985 - 1987 Institute of Solid-State Physics, University of Latvia, photographer
1988 - 1990 Newspaper "Rigas Balss", photo reporter
1990 - 1994 Publishing company "Typorex", photographer
1994 - 1995 magazine "Latvija - Baltijas valsts", photographer
1995 - 1996 MTG (digital graphics), photographer
1996 - 1997 LNT&J, photographer
1997 Firm "Baltijas Foto Serviss", courier since
1997 Free-lance photographer, "Portfolio" founder, director

Agents
1 Raimo Lielbriedis
A.K. 13, Ogre, LV-5001, Latvia GSM: 9217132
e - mail: raimo@apollo.lv
2 Latvian Museum of Photography
Marstalu iela 8, RÓga, LV -1050, Latvia
e - mail: lvfoto@lanet.lv (Vilnis Auzins)

© Raimo Lielbriedis
Latvian Museum of Photography
Translation from Latvian: Andra Piebalga
Computer print: Andra Piebalga
October 31, 1998