The ISSP 2012 final exhibition in Kuldīga will remain open to the public until 8 September! Come visit!
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.
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!
The ISSP programme is now online. We are looking forward for 4th August!!
Uzmanību! Meklējam divus brīvprātīgus palīgus digitālās laboratorijas darba nodrošināšanai ISSP 2012 laikā! Pieteikšanās - līdz 13.jūnijam.
We are delighted to announce the selection of ISSP 2012 participants - 73 photographers from 24 countries of the world! The jury had a truly difficult job of choosing among a multitude of diverse and talented applicants. We couldn't accept everybody we would like to take - there are over 50 qualified candidates in the waiting list! The participants list will be updated as we receive people's confirmations.
The ISSP 2012 Applications desk is now officially closed! We received 238 applications from 42 countries, 6 continents!! We are a little amazed and honored by such attention. The applications will be evaluated by a committee of invited experts - Inese Baranovska, Andrejs Grants, Alnis Stakle and Arnis Balčus. The results of the evaluation will be available in the first week of June.
We are delighted to announce that the call for applications for ISSP 2012 is now open! This year, ISSP again will offer an opportunity to work together with a great range of excellent masters: Arja Hyytiainen, Phillip Toledano, Jodi Bieber, Hellen van Meene, Christian Caujolle, Bas Vroege and Hans van der Meer. The deadline for applications is 8th May 2012. The results of participants' selection will be known in the beginning of June.
Whilst in preparation for the 2012 ISSP edition, we have just completed the short ISSP 2011 video.
Sweet summer vibes!...
Dear all, for your information, the International Summer School of Photography will this year take place in Kuldiga on 4-12 August 2012. We are in process of putting together the programme. Applications will be announced as usual around end of March - stay tuned & check this site a little later.
Happy New Year! By the way, ISSP 2011 portfolio was named Best of 2011 by Dutch GUP Magazine - Guide to Unique Photography!