Paulius Makauskas, a native of Palanga, graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts with a degree in audiovisual arts, and has worked as a film photographer and in advertising for many years.  He has participated in group reportage and creative photography exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad.

In 2020, the artist became the winner of one of the most prestigious photography competitions in the world, the International Photography Awards.  In total, more than 13 thousand works from more than 120 countries were submitted to the competition.  Paulius Makauskas’ series New Seas won first place in one of the main categories of analog photography and at the same time was among the 13 best candidates for the IPA 2020 Photographer of the Year award.