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 2014 final exhibition

We cordially invite all photography lovers to explore the results of the ISSP 2014 at the final Exhibition in Kuldīga! The group show of ISSP participants' works will be on display until September 14 in Kuldīga Arts hall. Opening: Saturday, 9 August, 7pm - welcome!

ISSP 2014 - evening programme

Traditionally, the ISSP will offer a series of fascinating evening presentations and talks by the masters and participants at the ISSP campus in Pelči, Kuldīga district from Sunday August 3 until Saturday August 9. The evening programme is free of charge - all photography lovers are welcome!

ISSP laikā notiks foto-darbnīca Pelču jauniešiem

ISSP vasaras skolas laikā Pelču internātskolā notiks fotogrāfijas darbnīca Pelču jauniešiem "Mans Stāsts". Darbnīca tiks integrēta ISSP pasākumā un tās dalībnieki apgūs fotogrāfijas pamatus, mācoties izteikties par sevi un pasauli ar attēlu palīdzību, radot personiskos foto stāstus. Darbnīcas rezultāti tiks izstādīti ISSP gala izstādē Kuldīgas Mākslas namā.

ISSP 2014 participants announced

The list of selected ISSP 2014 participants is online - a fascinating group of 73 from 28 countries! Congratulations!! The list is pending participants' confirmations, there are many more qualified candidates in the waiting list. We will contact everyone by email in the coming days. Looking forward for amazing August!

ISSP Skolas izlaiduma izstāde MISFITS

ISSP Skolas otrais izlaidums ir klāt! Izstāde MISFITS ar desmit jauno autoru līdzdalību Kaņepes centrā no 28.maija līdz 8.jūnijām. Esat aicināti uz izstādes atklāšanu trešdien 19:00 Kaņepes Kultūras centrā!

ISSP applications closed

The applications for the ISSP 2014 are closed. We received over 200 applications from around 40 countries. The evaluation committee for this year are photographer Alnis Stakle (LV), Editor of FK Magazine Arnis Balčus (LV), Editor of GUP Magazine Erik Vroons (NL) and director of PhotoIreland festival Angel Luis Gonzalez Fernandez (IE). Selection results will be known in the beginning of June!

ISSP 2014 - masters & workshops

We are very pleased to announce the ISSP masters for this August: Adrian Kelterborn, Antonin Kratochvil, Mark Steinmetz, Simon Norfolk, Yurie Nagashima, Rafal Milach and Ania Nalecka! More information in masters&workshops. Call for Applications will be open from the end of March - follow this website for more information!

ISSP 2014 - save the dates!

Dear friends, the dates for this year ISSP are 2 - 10 August and we will announce call for applications in the end of March as usual. Location unchanged - Pelči, Kuldīga!