Arnis Balcus (1978, Riga/Latvia) is a Latvian photography and video artist. Balcus lived and worked in his home town before moving to London, United Kingdom in 2004. He took an MA course on photography at University of Westminster from 2004 to 2005. He is exhibiting his work since 1994, but emerged internationally in 2003 with the photographic series Myself, Friends, Lovers and Others. Using snapshot aesthetic the series were showing the everyday of contemporary Latvian youth. In May 2009 Arnis Balcus showed his new series Amnesia at Riga Art Space. In the photographs he was staging various social rituals that have disappeared from the everyday life in Latvia due to political and economical changes in the past thirty years. From January 2011 he is the chief editor of the main Latvian photography magazine - FK Magazine.