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.

ISSP 2013 selected participants

Here we go - the list of selected ISSP 2013 participants is out (pending confirmations) - 72 photographers from 26 countries, 5 continents! We thank all the 254 who applied and the Jury for their hard work... there are many more very good applications in the waiting list... All the applicants must have received notification by email by now - if you haven't got one, check your spam folder!

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. 

ISSP 2012 flashbacks

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

ISSP 2013 dates

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! 

Baltā Nakts 2012

Šo sestdien ISSP 2012 gala darbu projekcijas tiks demonstrētas divās lokācijās Rīgā: Kaņepes Kultūras centrā un Valdemāra pasāžā.
Laipni lūgti!

 

Jodi Bieber on ISSP

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

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.