After a year-long creative break, the International Summer School of Photography (ISSP) is back with some fresh shifts in the programme! Alongside four workshops with some of the cutting edge voices in contemporary photography, we are very pleased to introduce our first ever workshop for PHOTOGRAPHY CURATORS as well as the ISSP RESIDENCY - an opportunity for individuals to work on their projects at their own pace using all the input the ISSP Campus can provide. We are excited to be back ……

ISSP 2018 took place from 28 July – 5 August 2018, featuring workshops by Jason Fulford, Lisa Barnard, Salvatore Vitale & Protick Sarker, Yumi Goto & Jan Rosseel, Natasha Christia, as well as a new on-campus ISSP Residency. 

Selected participants - ISSP 2016

We are delighted to announce the list of the ISSP 2016 selected participants - 73 photographers from over 25 countries of the world! Thanks a lot for our great experts team - Louise Clemens (Format Festival), Salvatore Vitale and Paola Paleari (YET Magazine), Ann-Christin Bertrand (C/O Berlin) and Anastasiia Fedorova (The Calvert Journal) for helping us through the evaluations! We are looking forward for confirmations and for seeing you in Latvia soon!  

ISSP 2016 Applications open!

Dear friends! Finally, our new website is up and ISSP 2016 is OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS! Awaiting a brilliant turnout again - this time with Anouk Kruithof, Paolo Woods, Federico Clavarino, Jason Evans, Alejandro Chaskielberg and Taiyo Onorato!
August 6 - 14 in our lovely Kuldīga. Deadline for applications - 8 May! 

ISSP 2016 - dates

Dear all, we are preparing some nice surprises for the next edition of the summer school. The ISSP 2016 will take place in Pelči, Kuldīga on 6 - 14 August! We will announce applications in March, please stay tuned!

ISSP 2015 Short Movie

Sweet bits of summer for you to enjoy during the cold winter - flashbacks from ISSP 2015 are here! The beautiful video was filmed and edited by Katrina Sauskina.

ISSP 2015 final works online

We are happy to present the final works produced by the ISSP 2015 participants this August in Kuldīga - photography series, books and videoworks from 73 participants and 9 youngsters from Kuldīga district! See the complete collection at the Final works galleries on this website and in vimeo!

ISSP 2015 Final Exhibition

We cordially invite all photography lovers to explore the results of the ISSP 2015 - the 10th anniversary edition - at the Final Exhibition in Kuldīga! The group show of ISSP participants' works will be on display until September 20 in Kuldīga Arts Hall. Welcome!

ISSP 2015 - Evening Programme

The ISSP 10th Anniversary Edition will offer a series of fascinating evening presentations and talks by the masters and participants at the ISSP campus in Pelči, Kuldīga district from Sunday August 2 until Saturday August 8. The evening programme is free of charge - all photography lovers are welcome!

ISSP 2015 - workshop for local youth - participants

We are pleased to announce the participants for "Into the Wild", a workshop for local youth run within the ISSP 2015 by Vincen Beeckman (BE) and Vika Eksta (LV).

Priecājamies paziņot dalībnieku sarakstu fotodarbnīcai vietējiem jauniešiem "Ceļojums uz..", ko vadīs Vincens Bēkmans (BE) un Vika Eksta (LV)!

ISSP 2015 - selected participants

The list of ISSP 2015 selected participants is online - congratulations to 73 photographers from 23 countries! Unfortunately we could not offer places to many more qualified applicants - the waiting list is pretty impressive. We are looking forward to confirmations and to meeting everyone in August!