We are very excited to announce that in 2019 the International Summer School of Photography will be moving to a new location and introducing its first thematic edition - Photography and the World!

Dates: 12 – 20 July 2019
Location: Zaļāsmuižas pils Grünhof, Jelgava District, Latvia

The six ISSP workshops will explore the role and position of photography in relation to political activism, ecology/environment, community engagement and the ritual/spirituality. The event will be a horizontal learning experience involving not only photography and visual art experts but also resource persons from other fields – activists, writers, environmental scientists, visual anthropologists. Together, the participants will try to answer questions like - What role can art/ photography play in relation to the events and processes happening in the world? What are the ways art can contribute to the societies we live in? What is the role of the photographer – as a professional, an activist, a member of the community, a responsible human being?

More information: issp.lv/en/education/summer-school/2019/about

Information on workshops and experts coming soon! Call for applications will be announced in January - February 2019.

Paul Hansen in Riga

Just before his talk at Splendid Palace in Riga, Paul Hansen, the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2012, speaks about the mission of the press photographer and what comes first.

World Press Photo izstāde atklāta!

World Press Photo izstāde Rīgā ir atklāta un gaida apmeklētājus Sv. Pētera baznīcā līdz 2.jūnijam! 
Te neliels aizkulišu video no izstādes tapšanas svētdienas naktī:

ISSP applications closed

Dear all, the ISSP 2013 application process is successfully closed - we have received 254 applications from over 40 countries, thank you all! The ISSP International Jury - photographers Alnis Stakle (LV) and Alexander Gronsky (RU/LV), and Chief Editor of GUP Magazine Erik Vroons (NL) - start to work this week. The results of the selection process will be known by the end of May. 

Jaunums - www.worldpressphoto.lv!

Kamēr Amsterdamā svin pirmās World Press Photo 2013 izstādes atklāšanu, līdz WPP atklāšanai Rīgā paliek tikai 2 nedēļas! Izstādes ietvaros Rīgā viesosies WPP Gada fotogrāfijas balvas iegūvējs Pols Hansens un citi izcili fotožurnālisti. No šodienas darbojās jaunā Rīgas izstādes mājaslapa www.worldpressphoto.lv!
 

ISSP 2012 flashbacks

While the ISSP 2013 is in preparation, here are some flashbacks from the fabulous 2012 edition! Big thanks for all involved! 

Aicinām piedalīties radošā darbnīcā Bolderājā!

23. un 24. martā projekta "Rīgas paš/portreti" ietvaros Bolderājā notiks radoša darbnīca "Pašportreti un ģimenes foto-arhīvs" ar mākslinieci un pedagoģi Eva Voutsaki (Grieķija/ Lielbritānija). Aicinām piedalīties Bolderājas iedzīvotājus vecumā 50+!

World Press Photo izstāde būs Rīgā

No šī gada 14. maija līdz 2. jūnijam, pirmo reizi kopš 1991. gada, "World Press Photo" izstāde būs apskatāma arī Rīgā, Sv. Pētera baznīcā. / The World Press Photo exhibition is visiting Riga for the first time since 1991. See it from May 14 - June 2 at St. Peter's Church.