The ISSP International Masterclass is a year-long international mentorship and networking programme for emerging photographers. The programme offers thematic classes with some of the greatest tutors we have worked with, as well as invited industry experts. 24 selected participants develop their artistic and documentary projects using the guidance of the tutors and support of the international group of peers. The participants meet together during three physical workshop sessions - two in Latvia and one in Sicily, with regular online feedback in between. The programme is meant for both self-taught photographers and recent graduates from academic programmes, who wish to pursue an extended project and take their work to the next level.

Masterclass 2018/2019: Peter Bialobrzeski and Clare Strand & Gordon MacDonald (coming up)
Masterclass 2016/2017: Phil Toledano and Simon Norfolk (completed)
Masterclass 2015/2016: Aaron Schuman and Andrei Polikanov & Yuri Kozyrev (completed)

- Events, Exhibitions

ISSP International Masterclass 2016/2017 exhibition in Kuldīga

The final session of the ISSP International Masterclass 2016/2017 has just been completed in Kuldīga, and the projects by 20 photographers from 13 countries, mentored for a year by Phillip Toledano and Simon Norfolk are on show for the first time in Kuldīga Arts Hall! The Exhibition is open until 19 November!  

ISSP Starptautiskās meistarklases 2016/2017 noslēguma izstāde, kas ietver 20 meistarklases dalībnieku radītas sērijas, video darbus, fotogrāmatas un instalācijas, tapušās gadu gara internsīva radoša procesa rezultātā, ir atvērta Kuldīgas Mākslas namā līdz 19.novembrim! 

ISSP Masterclass evening talks in Kuldīga

An exciting programme of evening talks by our special guests Emma Bowkett, Teun van der Heijden, Lars Willumeit and The Cool Couple will be open to the public in Kuldīga as part of the final session of the 2016/2017 ISSP International Masterclass!

Visu nedēļu Kuldīgā piedāvājam aizraujošu vakara programmu ar fotogrāfijas jomas ekspertiem, bet sestdien aicinām uz ISSP Starptautiskās Meistarklases 2016/2017 izstādes atklāšanu Kuldīgas Mākslas namā. 

ISSP Masterclass evening talks in Kuldīga: Norfolk, Toledano

We're starting a new cycle of the ISSP International Masterclass, and as part of its first session in Kuldīga, a series of talks and presentations by the tutors and participants are open to all photography lovers, free of charge!

Sākam jaunu ciklu ISSP Starptautiskajai meistarklasei - tās pirmās sesijas ietvaros, interesentiem ir iespēja apmeklēt programmas pasniedzēju un studentu lekcijas un prezentācijas. Pasākumi ir bez maksas!

Call for Applications - ISSP International Masterclass 2016/2017

We are very happy to announce the second cycle of the ISSP International Masterclass - a year-long programme with some of the best tutors we have ever worked with. The 2016/2017 programme with Simon Norfolk and Phillip Toledano will start in October 2016 and host three sessions in Kuldīga, Latvia and Palermo, Sicily! 
Applications deadline - 1 July 2016 at www.ISSPmasterclass.com!  

ISSP International Masterclass exhibition MIXTAPE

Till 2 June we invite to see the exhibition of five alumni of the ISSP International Masterclass - Ieva Raudsepa, Emanuele Camerini, Ulrike Schmitz, Merlin Nadj-Torma, Salvatore Vitale MIXTAPE, curated by Aaron Schuman - opening on 13 May at 20:00 at K.K. fon Stricka Villa!

Līdz 2. jūnijam aicinām apskatīt ISSP Starptautiskās meistarklases absolventu iztādi MIXTAPE, kurā apskatāmi Ievas Raudsepas (LV), Salvatores Vitāles (IT/CH), Emanueles Kamerīni (IT), Ulrikes Šmites (DE) un Merlinas Nadj-Tormas (DE) - darbi. Izstādes kurators - Ārons Šumans (UK). Atklāšana 13. maijā plkst. 20:00 K.K.for Stricka villā! 

ISSP International Masterclass open programme in Kuldīga

Next week we are in Kuldīga, for the concluding sesion of the ISSP International Masterclass 2015/2016. We invite the interested public to join us for the lectures of the visiting experts on 16 and 17 March, and for the Opening of the participants' final works Exhibition on 19 March! 

Nākošnedēļ laipni lūgti pievienoties mums Kuldīgā uz vakaru lekcijām un izstādes atklāšanu!