Happy New year everyone! We are glad to inform that ISSP 2013 will take place on 3-11 August in Kuldīga. The call for applications will be open from the end of March until the beginning of May 2013. More information to come, stay tuned!
ISSP 2019 - first thematic edition!
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.
Dārgie draugi! Priecājamies, ka ilgi lolotā ideja īstenojusies un ISSP katalogs ir pārtapis par skaistu iknedēļas dizaina Plānotāju! Jauna izdevuma prezentācija 14.novembrī plkst 19:00 Birojnīcā! / We are very happy that our long-term idea has come to life - the presentation of the new 2013 Weekly Planner will take place on 14 November in Birojnīca!
News from sunny Istanbul: the complete collection of books and videos created within the Middle Town project will be featured at DEPO Istanbul from 2 to 4 November 2012!
Piektdien, 2.novembrī aicinām uz tikšanos ar autoru Fotogrāfijas muzejā: vācu fotogrāfe Sibylle Fendt stāstīs par "Gertneru ceļojumu“ un citām savām dokumentālo portretu sērijām!
20.oktobrī plkst 16:00 aicinām uz norveģu fotogrāfa Mortena Andersena darbu prezentāciju, kas sniegs ieskatu mākslinieka autor projektos un mākslas un fotogrāfijas pasaulē aktuālajā neatkarīgās izdevējdarbības (self-publishing) kustībā.
A complete collection of the ISSP 2012 participants' final works is online in the galleries of this website and on vimeo!
Jodi Bieber on ISSP (29 August 2012):
A magical space for students' struggle, growth and realisations in their photographic development with a lot of fun in between. The passion of the ISSP team carried through to all of us allowing amazing bonds to blossom. PLEASE invite me again!
Phil Toledano on ISSP (28 August 2012):
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from ISSP, but I was suprised on all counts. The level of the students, and their ability AND desire to go beyond what they were used to. I was surprised by the intensity of the experience - how quickly we became a close-knit community, and by how much I got out of it. I was quite sad, when it was all over.
The ISSP 2012 final exhibition in Kuldīga will remain open to the public until 8 September! Come visit!
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 ISSP 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. Take a look at the full programme of evening events and start planning your visit to Kuldīga!