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“SPOT” at FotoNoviembre festival, on LENS by the New York Times and official page

International students making fun of frequent landings to Istanbul Ataturk airport at the embankment of the Marmara Sea, Istanbul, Turkey, IST. 2016


is the newest series from the travel’AIR project by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas. The documentary work explores the realm of plane watching. The first and the core part of the travel’ AIR project was dealing with travelers, people in airports and airplanes. SPOT is about the people on the ground. It is those people who instead of watching football or going fishing, gather around airports and watch airplanes. The start of the project was promising encounters with people armed with telephoto lenses, but soon it became clear that those only make the tip of the iceberg. In the long run, a good dozen of reasons to watch planes showed up.

The progress of the series from 2015 lead Mindaugas Kavaliauskas to visit a number of airports in numerous countries, different continents. Among those are Lisabon (Portugal), Aucklands (New Zealand), Barcelona (Spain), Vilnius (Lithuania), Houston (Texas, USA, 2 airports), Warsaw (Poland), Berlin (Germany), Riga (Latvia), Geneva (Switzerland), Toulouse (France), Atlanta (Georgia, USA), Frankfurt (Germany), Paris (France, 3 airports), Copenhagen (Denmark), St. Maarten island.

FotoNoviembre exhibition

SPOT, the newest part of the travel’AIR project by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, exploring the realm of plane watching, premieres in an international exhibition at FotoNoviembre biannial festival of photography in Tenerife, Spain. The exhibition is open to audience in Santa Cruz, Círculo de Bellas Artes de Tenerife from November 9 to December 3, 2017.

Círculo de Bellas Artes de Tenerife
Calle del Castillo, 43. Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tel: 922 256 496
Hours: M-F from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 17:30 to 20:30. / Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 to 14:00.

New York Times LENS publication

On November 14, 2017 the SPOT series is for the first time published as the post of the day for the world-wide audience on LENS, photography portal of the New York Times, with an article by Jordan Teicher. This is the second publication of works from the travel’AIR project on LENS. The first one came out on February 16, 2016. – home page for SPOT

The SPOT series can be explored on the official site of Mindaugas Kavaliauskas Photography.

Flyvergrillen – childrens’ and plane watching kingdom near Copenhagen Kastrup airport, Denmark, CPH. 2017