About us

ISSP is a non-commercial education and networking platform for emerging photographers, based in Latvia and acting internationally. ISSP offers highest-quality informal education programmes for photographers and creates new ways to promote cross-border exchange of ideas in the art of photography.

Since its establishment in 2006, ISSP has yearly run the International Summer School of Photography, initiated education and exchange programmes and projects, curated a number of exhibitions and publications, established a contemporary photography education programme in Latvia, and, most importantly, gathered a thriving community of young photographers in Latvia and internationally - our students and tutors come from over 30 countries around the world. 

In 2018, we launched a new exhibition and events space for contemporary photography in Riga - the ISSP Gallery.