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 2018 applications closed - applications to curators' workshop accepted till 15 April
Dear all, we received over 190 applications for the ISSP 2018 - very excited! The applications 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!
The applications will be evaluated by our partners from Calvert Magazine, YET and GUP Magazines and Format photography festival.
Our new year begins with a bittersweet announcement - the International Summer School of Photography will not be taking place in 2017. Due to major renovation work at our base, Pelči Castle, the ISSP team is taking the opportunity to recharge, regroup and focus on other ISSP projects. We will be back in 2018, energised and bursting with fresh ideas!
Meanwhile, we hope to see you at festivals throughout Europe, and do keep an eye out for ISSP International Masterclass applications opening in autumn!
The complete collection of the ISSP 2016 final works, created by 73 participants from 25 countries and 8 inhabitants of Pelči village, is online!
As part of the broader International Summer School of Photography 2016 programme, we invite you to the artist talks of two photographers - ISSP 2016 masters - Paolo Woods and Federico Clavarino in Riga. The event will take place August 16, 18.00, at the co-working space The Mill, Brīvības iela 33, free entry.
Otrdien, 16. augustā, plkst. 18.00 aicinām uz pazīstamo fotogrāfu Paolo Vudsa un Federiko Klavarino publiskām lekcijām - darbu prezentācijām. Vudss un Klavarino Latvijā viesojās, lai pasniegtu meistarklases vienpadsmitajā Starptautiskajā fotogrāfijas vasaras skolā (ISSP). Lekcijas notiks koprades The Mill, Brīvības iela 33, ieeja bez maksas.
We cordially invite you to the ISSP 2016 exhibition in Kuldīga featuring the works of 74 photographers from 25 countries and 8 Pelči village inhabitants, all created during the International Summer School of Photography 2016. Opening - Saturday, 13 August, 19.30!
Esiet mīļi gaidīti uz ISSP 2016 gala darbu izstādi, kurā būs redzami šā gada Starptautiskās fotogrāfijas vasaras skolas dalībnieku, 74 fotogrāfu no 25 valstīm un 8 Pelču vietējo iedzīvotāju darbi - fotogrāfijas, video, instalācijas un skulptūras, kas tapušas septiņu tematisku darbnīcu ietvaros. Atklāšana - sestdien, 13. augustā plkst. 19.30!
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!
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!
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!
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.