On his poetic images, Vilnius-based photographer Tadas Kazakevičius shows the special bond shared by the Curonian Spit, Europe’s largest sand dune, and its inhabitants. The nearly 100 kilometers long peninsula lying on both Lithuanian and Russian territory separates the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea, and was also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000.
The coastal and woodland areas form a unique and special landscape, which has been shaped by the communities living in it. The photos portray the vulnerability of the land, and stand as a witness of the tender relationship shared by man and nature. Exposed to wind and tides, the bond between the inhabitants of the spit and their environment seems so powerful that it may even shield them from all threats.