An important stage of Lithuanian photography is associated with the name of Adaukto Marcinkekevičius – liberation from the stereotypes formed by totalitarian ideology and a turning point in a more modern expression. However, this assessment is based only on a few works of the photographer and poor facts from his activities, so marcinkevich's role in the development of Lithuanian culture in the Soviet era was partly mythological, because to justify recognition, understand the extent of creation, develop a portrait of personality is possible only by disposing of the creator's archive. A number of examples of lost or destroyed heritage are known– when the opportunity to know is lost, an important episode of history remains murky. However, Marcinkevičius was destined to return and dispel doubts.
The publication of Marcinkekevičius' first book was inspired by his relatives, especially his archival son, who decided to finally open up the photographer's creative legacy to the public and make sense of it. The concept of the album and its visualization were determined by a collection of works, and consists of 5 original prints signed in 1954, about 110 photographs and about 1370 negatives by the author in 1955-1959. The set is great – after all, accumulated in a few years of short, albeit intensive work: Adauktas died twenty-three."