For nearly a decade, Lithuania-American photographer Andrew Miksys has documented the culture of Lithuania's village discos. Fascinated by the crumbling, post-Soviet spaces, Miksys found them to be the perfect spots to photograph youth culture in the Eastern European nation.
"I was quite fascinated by all this debris of a dead empire," Miksys wrote. "It seemed like a perfect backdrop to make a series of photographs about young people in Lithuania, a crumbling past and the uncertain future of a new generation together in one room."
Miksys has gathered 45 of these images, including this photograph taken in Pajuodupis, Lithuania in 2004, into a self-published book expected to be available this fall. Read more about the project here.>