As every year, the ISSP evening programme is open to all photography lovers - free of charge! 
Every evening starting from Sunday, 5 August, till Friday, 10 August, we will offer a series of fascinating presentations and artist talks by 2012 masters and invited guests. On Saturday, the 11th, everyone is invited to the Opening of ISSP exhibition at the new Kuldiga Town Exhibition Hall and screening of participants final works at the open air Goldingen cinema.
 

7 evenings of photography in Kuldīga/Pelči
5 – 11 August 2012

Sunday, August 5
20:00 - 23:00
- Project “Middle Town: Picturing the Unspectacular” - work in progress
- Talk and presentation of Paradox projects by Bas Vroege (Director of Paradox, NL) 
- Artist talk - Hans van der Meer (NL)

Monday, August 6 
20:00 - 21:30 Part I: artist talk - Arja Hyytiainen (FIN) 
21:45 - 23:15 Part II: “An unfortunate tour through the mind of Mr Toledano” - artist talk, Phil Toledano (US) 

Tuesday, August 7
20:00 - 20:30 project "Visual narratives: European Borderlines" - results preview (tbc)
20:30 - 22:00 “Between darkness and light” - artist talk, Jodi Bieber (ZA)

Wednesday, August 8
20:00 - 21:30 Part I: artist talk - Hellen van Meene (NL)
21:45 - 23:15 Part II: presentation of New Dutch Photography Talents by Erik Vroons (Chief Editor, GUP Magazine, NL)

Thursday, August 9
20:00 - 23:00 Focus on Photography Festivals today - Discussion with interventions led by Bas Vroege (Director of Fotografie Biennale Rotterdardam 1988 - 1992):
- Lodz Fotofestiwal today - Marta Szymanska (Programme director of Lodz Photography Festival, Poland)
- Lessons learned from Photo Phnom Penh - Christian Caujolle (Director of Photo Phnom Penh, Cambodia) 

Friday, August 10 
20:00 - 22:00 presentations of ISSP participants’ works (projects prior to ISSP)

Saturday, August 11 (in Kuldīga)
19:00 - Opening of the ISSP 2012 Exhibition at Kuldīga Town Exhibition Hall *
22:00 - Screening of ISSP final works at Kuldīga Open air cinema*
 

NB! Guests are responsible for the entire logistics of their stay and should take care not to disturb the work of the ISSP workshops.

All evening presentations take place at Pelči boarding school, Pelči, Kuldīga district.

Locations in Kuldīga on 11th of August:
Exhibition - Kuldiga Town library, 1905.gada iela 6
Open air screeneing - “Goldingen Cinema” next to Kuldīga District museum, Pils iela 5

Theo Elias / Hiro Tanaka artist talk

Trešdien, 6. jūnijā, plkst. 18:00 ISSP Galerijas telpās notiks ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieku Teo Eliasa (Theo Elias, Zviedrija) un Hiro Tanakas (Hiro Tanaka, Japāna) autorvakars.

 ISSP is happy to host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Theo Elias (Sweden) and Hiro Tanaka (Japan) on Wednesday 6th of June 6PM at the ISSP Gallery.

ISSP Skolas absolventu 2018 izstāde TAPT PĀRTAPT

30. maijā plkst. 19.00 aicinām uz ISSP Skolas 2018. g. absolventu izstādes "Tapt pārtapt" atklāšanu! Izstāde ir šā gada Rīgas Fotomēneša notikums un līdz 22. jūnijam būs apskatāma jaunajā radošajā kvartālā Tallinas ielā 6.  

Autori: Annemarija Gulbe, Elizabete Džeina Rubene, Elīna Semane, Mareks Gaidamovičs, Matīss Galzons, Tīna Zariņa, Viktorija Halilova.

ISSP 2018 - selected participants

We are happy to announce the list of selected participants for ISSP 2018 - an impressive group of emerging photographers and curators from over 30 countries of the world! We are super grateful to our evaluation experts - Paola Paleari (YET Magazine), Katherine Oktober Matthews (GUP Magazine), Lisa Premiyak (The Calvert Journal) and Louise Clemens (Format Festival) for helping us in the tough task of choosing amongst almost 200 high quality applications! Looking forward for confirmations and for seeing you in Latvia this summer! 

SELF PUBLISH RIGA talks & presentations

SELF PUBLISH RIGA publiskās lekcijas un prezentācijas notiks 12. maijā no 12.00-18.00 ISSP Galerijā. Dalībnieki: Liza Šteina, Anne Golaza, Antuāns Žakū, Dīters Noiberts,  Valentina Abenavoli, Alekss Bočeto, Huanans Rekena.

SELF PUBLISH RIGA talks & presentations will take place May 12 12.00-18.00, ISSP Gallery. Participants: Lisa Stein (UK), Anne Golaz (FI/CH) & Antoine Jaccoud (CH), Dieter Neubert (DE), Alex Bocchetto and Valentina Abenavoli, Akina Books (IT), Juanan Requena (ES).

Venēcijas arhitektūras biennāles kuratoru stāstījums ISSP Galerijā

25. aprīlī, plkst 18.30 ISSP Galerija un "Together and Apart" kuratoru komanda aicina uz sarunu vakaru. Latvijas paviljona Venēcijas arhitektūras biennālē kuratoru stāstījums “Daudzdzīvokļu nami Latvijas ainavā” sniegs ieskatu izstādes gatavošanas procesā un pievērsīsies fotogrāfijas nozīmei tajā. Latvijas paviljonam Venēcijā fotogrāfiju sērijas ar daudzdzīvokļu namiem veidojuši Ieva Raudsepa un Reinis Hofmanis. 

ISSP 2018 applications closed - applications to curators' workshop accepted till 15 April

Dear all, the applications to ISSP 2018 are now officially closed, the only exception being a special workshop for curators "Curating Photography: A Laboratory of Ideas, Projects and Practices" by Natasha Christia - applications for this workshop are still accepted until 15 April 2018! We received over 190 applications for the ISSP 2018, to be evaluated by our dear partners from Calvert Magazine, YET and GUP Magazines and Format photography festival - very excited!

Artist talks in Kuldīga - March 2018

Nākošnedēļ Kuldīgā norisināsies ISSP Starptautiskās meistarklases sessija - aicinām uz lielisko programmas pasniedzēju un dalībnieku atvērtām lekcijām un darbu pezentācijām Kuldīgā no 12. - 15. martam!  

As part of the ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019 first session in Kuldīga, talks and presentations by programme tutors and participants are open to all lovers of photography and image-based art from 12 to 15 March! 

Innocent Gestures. Artist talk by Rafal Milach

Sestdien, 17. februārī, plkst 15.00 ISSP Galerija aicina uz tikšanos ar izstādes “Džentelmeņu pirmais maršs” autoru Rafalu Milahu.

An artist talk by Rafal Milach on Saturday 17 February 3pm at the ISSP Gallery in connection with his exhibition “The First March of Gentlemen”.

Call for Applications - International Summer School of Photography 2018

After a year-long creative break, we are happy to announce the call for applications for the International Summer School of Photography 2018! Coming back with fresh shifts in the programme, ISSP 2018 will feature cutting edge workshops with Jason Fulford, Lisa Barnard, Salvatore Vitale & Sarker Protick, Yumi Goto & Jan Rosseel, a special laboratory for photography curators with Natasha Christia, and a brand new on-campus ISSP Residency! ISSP will take place 28 July – 5 August 2018 in Kuldīga. Applications open till 30 March! 

ISSP atklāj jaunu telpu fotogrāfijai Rīgā / ISSP to open a new photography space in Riga

16. februārī ar Rafala Milaha izstādi durvis vērs jauna, biedrības ISSP veidota fotogrāfijas medijam veltīta telpa Berga Bazarā - mājvieta Latvijā vienīgajai laikmetīgās fotogrāfijas izstāžu zālei. 

On February 16, ISSP is opening a new space dedicated to contemporary photography in the Bergs Bazaar, Riga, launching with Rafal Milach's exhibition "The First March of Gentlemen".