The complete collection of ISSP 2011 final works with a new soundtrack, specially selected for this purpose by djSnobo, is now online!
Call for Applications - International Summer School of Photography 2018
Dear friends, the applications for the ISSP 2018 are now open! After a year-long creative break, the International Summer School of Photography is back with some fresh shifts in the programme! ISSP 2018 will take place from 28 July – 5 August 2018 in Kuldīga, featuring four cutting edge workshops by Jason Fulford, Lisa Barnard, Salvatore Vitale & Sarker Protick, Yumi Goto & Jan Rosseel, a special workshop for photography curators with Natasha Christia, and a brand new on-campus ISSP Residency! See complete programme here. We are excited to be back and look forward to receiving applications by 30 March!
Dear friends, our yearly happening is approaching - the opening of the ISSP Exhibition in Riga!
Traditionally, a selection of ISSP final works will be exhibited at Goethe Institute. The Opening event is on Thursday, 20 October at 18:30. We will also be presenting the ISSP 2011 catalogue and releasing a short ISSP 2011 documentary by Ģirts Raģelis. All the ISSP students, friends and family are welcome!
David Bate on ISSP (28 September 2011):
ISSP 2011 was a great experience for me, as I am sure for everyone else who did it. I was amazed at the energy of the event... This is no doubt a 'hothouse environment' which enables passion to turn into production, and production into a critical dialogue and thinking with those who also love photography. Beautifully organized, wonderful location, light and sounds, a real summer treat.
Marcos Lopez on ISSP (13 September 2011):
... Fue mi mejor experiencia como maestro en mas de 20 años de trabajo en America Latina y Europa. Creo que los duendes y los elfos del bosque nos ayudaron. Alta calidad humana y artistica. Un excelente grupo organizador, de alumnos y de maestros. Sin duda tiene todos los elementos para ser considerada muy pronto la mejor escuela de Europa. Para mí ya lo es.
Arno Rafael Minkkinen on ISSP (7 September 2011):
To answer the famous question one gets later in life - where and with whom did you study - I can’t imagine ISSP students not reflecting back instantly on this amazing time of magical learning, creative abandon, intrepid risk taking - and moonlight dancing - not to mention the endless waterfalls and epiphanies of Kuldiga, the perfect location for it all. I know I would. Com’on, I was a student too!
Claudine Doury on ISSP (2 September 2011):
ISSP is unique, its not surprising that participants apply from all over the world. One week of non-stop creativity in the middle of the forest. All made possible because of the incredible energy of the ISSP team. Special thanks to my students, it was an amazingly talented and lovely group.
You are cordially invited to the exhibition of ISSP 2011 final works in Kuldīga! The Opening and the screening of gala-works at Kuldiga open-air cinema are on Saturday, 13th August, 19:00. The exhibition is open to public till 2 October 2011.
The ISSP 2011 Evening programme will present exciting series of presentations and talks by teachers and guests - every evening 20:00, starting from 7 August till ISSP Exhibition Opening on 13th August. The evening talks are open to visitors free of charge - all lovers of photography are welcome.
Dear ISSP applicants, today we have sent email notifications to all, both selected and unselected applicants, informing about the results and the next steps for selected participants. But it looks like some of them may be stuck in spam filters! In case you have not received information on the selection results, check your spam storage first. If you still havent got the news, write to us at email@example.com ! Nice weekend to all!
Good morning! The process of careful ISSP participants selection is now completed, and the list of the 60 photographers who will be offered places in Workshops 1-5 is online! Together with the Borderlines workshop, ISSP 2011 will host 72 photographers from 24 countries of the world. The list will be adjusted pending participants confirmations. We will inform all the applicants by email shortly.
Ok the ISSP applications desk is now officially closed! It looks really exciting!! 163 applications from 35 countries of the world, finally South America is on ISSP map!! :)
The results of the selection process will be available by the beginning of June.