Algimantas Kuncius was born in Pakruojis, Lithuania in 1939. he was at the core of the Lithuanian photography school in the 1960s and became one of the nine photographers to form a Lithuanian photography Union in 1969.
It was the first independent photography organization in the Soviet Union that gave photography an artistic status and allowed the photographers to take independent comissions. During the thaw, the work of agimantas Kuncius had a critical influence on Soviet photography as a whole. his series at the Seaside (1965-2014) and Sundays (1968-1985) are the essential photographic documentaries of the time.
The reminiscences, 1975 – 1987 and the Book of Clouds, 1985 – 2001 are more philosophical timeless observations. In 2010 the national gallery of art, a leading contemporary museum in Lithuania exhibited the Film notes, a unique film archive which he collected from 1979 to 1984.
Algimantas Kuncius lives and works in Vilnius.