Born in Riga, Latvia, on March 22, 1966 Latvian, resides in Riga, Latvia

1973 - 1984 Riga Secondary School No.3
1986 - 1991 University of Latvia, Faculty of Journalism, specialization in photo journalism
1989 - 1990 Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism, photo journalism courses

Post-graduate education
1990 Business News course at Reuters, London, Great Britain
1995 Seminar of "Nordisk informasjonskontor": "Newspaper design and layout"
1998 Reuters workshop, London, Great Britain
1998 Photo journalists program of European journalism Centre in Maastricht
1999 "Images that hurt: an ethical approach to photo journalism", Maastricht, Belgium

Solo shows
1994 "Latvia", together with Aivars Liepins, Arvada Latvian Center, USA
1996 "Private images", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1996 "People of Latgale", Latgale Culture and History Museum, Rezekne, Latvia
1996 "People of Latgale", Parliament of the Republic of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Group exhibitions

1991 "Latvian Press Photo of the Year", Museum of the History of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
1992 "AFI exhibition", Reitern's House, Riga, Latvia
1995 Exhibition - contest of Young Latvian Journalists, Riga, Latvia
1996 "Latvian Time", art museum "ARSENALS", Riga, Latvia
1996 "Foto Parade", art museum "ARSENALS", Riga, Latvia
1997 "Latvian Fuij Preses Photo", foto club "Riga", Riga, Latvia
1998 "Latvian Press Photo 1997", cinema cafe "Andaluzijas suns", Riga, Latvia
1998 "Living Space", gallery of the Latvian Artists Union, Riga, Latvia
1998 "From the Novelties of the Museum ", Latvian Museumt of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1998 "Latvian Contemporary Photography", Slovensky rozhlas, Atrium, Bratislava, Slovakia
1998 "Latvian Contemporary Photography", National Assotiation of Lithuanian Photographers, Vilnius, Lithuania

Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
Private collections in Latvia, Denmark, the USA, Sweden

Participation in workshops, photo projects and campaigns
1996 - 1998 Photo project "Living Space", Latvia - Austria

Reviews/ bibliography
1996 "A person and techniques: private images", P.Bankovskis, "Diena" mewspaper, 05.01.1996, Riga, Latvia
1996 "Images of Latvian Contemporary History"", V.Auzins, "Laiks" newspaper, 21.02.1996, USA
1998 "Contest of Latvian Press Photographers", "Diena" newspaper, 21.05.1998, Riga, Latvia
1998 "Znotins - Photographer of the Year" , I.Puke."Diena" newspaper, 22.05.1998, Riga, Latvia

In newspapers "Padomju Students", "Darba Balss", "Latvijas Zeme", "Latvijas Jaunatne", "Labrit", "Diena"

Since 1991 Latvian Journalists' Society
Since 1996 Association of Professional Photographers of Latvia

Work experience

1988 - 1989 Newspaper "Padomju Students", photographer Newspaper "Darba Balss", photographer
1989 - 1990 Latvian State News Agency LETA, photographer
1990 - 1991 Latvian State News Agency LETA, picture editor
1991 - 1993 Picture agency AFI (founded jointly with Ints Kalnins and Aivars Liepins)
1993 - 1995 Newspaper "Labrit", photographer 1995 Newspaper "Diena", photographer

Latvian Museum of Photography
Marstalu iela 8, Riga, LV -1050, Latvia
e - mail : (Vilnis Auzins)

Latvian Museum of Photography
Compiled by Vilnis Auzins
Translation from Latvian: Andra Piebalga
Computer print: Andra Piebalga 18.08.1998
Updated: 26.10.1998