Sutkus studied journalism at Vilnius State University (1958-63).
In 1980 president of the presidium of Photography Art Society of Lithuanian SSR, Vilnius has been very active with that organization since he became a member in 1969; he was vice-president for several years, beginning in 1974, and president of their Organizational Committee. From 1960 to 1962 Sutkus was on the staff of the weekly Literatùra ir Menas in Vilnius, and from 1962 to 1969 he was on staff of the magazine Tarybinè Moteris, Vilnius. Sutkus was a worker at Ezerèlis Peatery from 1956 to 1958.
He was a member of the Fédération Internationale d'Art Photographique (FIAP).