ISSP 2019 "Photography & the World" edition is focused on reflection and discussion, questioning the role of photography in the world today and trying to determine various ways art can contribute to society. The main components of the programme are individual and group work in one of the six workshops, contributions from invited guests in the form of lectures and talks, and evening presentations by ISSP tutors and participants. One afternoon will be dedicated to portfolio reviews with all the ISSP tutors and guests.
Invited contributors (the list is not exhaustive):
- Duane Michals - "Photography and Spirituality" (via skype)
- Julian Stallabras - lecturer, writer, curator - "War and Photographic Speed"
- John Jordan - activist, founder of Re-Claim the Streets - "Art and Activism in the age of the Anthropocene: a handful of principles of creative resistance"
- Arab Image Foundation
- Forensic Architecture (tbc)
- Ariella Azoulay - author, filmmaker, theorist of photography and visual culture (tbc)
ISSP 2019 will conclude with a day-long open conference containing elements of a pop-up exhibition, a performance, installation, and a manifest. A special publication will be produced on the campus by a dedicated editorial team - Nico Baumgarten, Nicolas Polli and the writer/editor (tbc).
The ISSP daily schedule is nothing short of intense. A usual day at the campus will consist of a morning lecture by one of the invited experts, work in your workshop, evening talks and presentations by ISSP tutors and fellow participants, all complemented by getting to know colleagues from around the world and enjoying the natural surroundings of the campus. Every morning early birds will be able to undertake in various physical activities offered by volunteers. Come evening, we will open the legendary ISSP bar, run by the team and volunteers. After the final day-long conference, we will conclude the camp with a joint roundup on what we have learned and where we can go from here.
ISSP 2019 opening: 12 July 3 pm
ISSP 2019 closure & departures: 20 July 6 pm
Daily schedule coming soon.