ISSP Evening Programme in Kuldīga

The talks will be held in English at Kuldiga Art School. Free entrance. 

Lekcijas notiks Kuldīgas Mākslas skolā angļu valodā. Ieeja brīva.

Tuesday 12 March
20:00 Doris Gassert, Curator, Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH)
"SITUATIONS and Post-Photography"
Doris will speak about the SITUATIONS programme at Fotomuseum Winterthur, and about what is sometimes referred to as „post-photography“ - a reflection on current changes within photographic culture and the expansion of photographic media in reaction to digital media and technologies.

Doris Gassert is Research Curator at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, where she co-curates SITUATIONS, runs the blog Still Searching… and is responsible for Fotomuseum’s publications. With SITUATIONS, a research lab and exhibition format that investigates current changes in photographic media and culture, she helps develop Fotomuseum’s program and understanding of post-photography. She holds a PhD in media studies from the University of Basel, Switzerland, where she teaches media aesthetics, with a focus on the intermediality and epistemology of photography and the politics of representation.

Wednesday 13 March
20:00 Aron Morel, Publisher, Founder of Morel Books (UK)
"Positions on books and publishing"
The talk will cover a number of key points in relation to the photobooks - the importance of content, different types of publishing, the pros and cons of self-publishing vs cooperating with the publisher, finding the money and other key elements to take into account when making a book.

Aron Mörel is a London-based non-profit independent publisher specializing in limited edition photo and art books. Mörel’s intimate and playful while respectful collaboration with artists is what defines his collections best. Mörel Books is “the final step in an artist’s process and encourages the artist to engage in the conception, design, and feel of the book.” Morel looks at books and artists democratically - with a constant output of established artist as well as emerging artists - including the likes of Antony Cairns, Alix Marie, Thomas Ruff, Boris Mikhailov, Marie Angeletti, Corinne Day to mention a few.

Thursday 14 March
20:00 Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director, East Wing Doha Gallery (Qatar-Berlin)
“Whats next? - professionalizing artistic practice"
The talk will cover the key aspects important for the artists who wish to 'clean up their act' and professionalize their practice. Such as 'How do curators work?', 'How does one approach a gallery?', 'How should an artist use social media to promote their works?', 'How to make use of workshops and other events like portfolio reviews, festivals and art fairs?' As well as practical tips on printing editions and copyright issues involved in posting works on the internet.

Peggy Sue Amison is Artistic Director of East Wing; a platform for photography, founded in Doha, Qatar. She is also an independent producer, exhibition curator, consultant, collaborator, editor and writer. Peggy Sue was the former Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre, a multidisciplinary non profit artist residency and exhibition programme in Ireland; one of the founding Board Members of Belfast Photo Festival, N. Ireland; and long-term collaborator with Picture Berlin, an artist residency in Germany. Her curatorial practice has taken her to the UAE, Ireland, China, Germany, Denmark, Poland and the USA. Throughout her career first as an artist, and then as an artistic director, curator and producer, Peggy Sue has first-hand experience of the challenges facing artists and organisations and strives to address these issues in her work, championing emerging and established artists and colleagues internationally.

On Saturday 16 March at 18:00 everyone is invited to the opening of the final Exhibition of the works created by the Masterclass participants and the guided tour by the authors! The exhibition will be open at Kuldīgas Mākslas nams until 7 April.

Supported by/ Atbalsta: Kuldīgas Novada Dome, Kuldiga Art School / Kuldīgas mākslas skola, Kuldīga Artists' Residence

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!

Izsludina uzņemšanu ISSP Skolā 2014/2016

Līdz 28. jūnijām var pieteikties dalībai ISSP Skolas jaunajā kursā, kas sāksies 2014.gada septembrī! Pieteikumus gaidām no aktīviem fotogrāfijas interesentiem, kas vēlas paplašināt savu izpratni par fotogrāfijas mediju un iemācīties izteikties ar fotogrāfijas palīdzību, veidojot personiskus autorprojektus.
 

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!

Self Publish Riga winners announced!

Self Publish Riga contest results announced! Congratulations to Top Ten and the winners - Alessia Bernardini (“Becoming Simone”), Mafalda Rakoš, Iuna Vieira& Raphael Reichl (“3rd Generation”), Līva Rutmane (“Chomsky”) and Alvaro Deprit (“Dreaming Leone”), as well as Antalis Award recipients Luīze Pētersone (“House in the woods”) and Anna Volkova (“Temporary need”)!

SELF PUBLISH RIGA programme

The programme of talks and presentations for SELF PUBLISH RIGA, one of the central events of the Riga Photomonth 2014, is online. On 9 - 11 May, Riga will host over 15 international guests speaking about photobooks and self/publishing, 9 book collections, shortlisted dummies from the Self Publish Riga contest and a pop-up bookstore - a festival within the festival!

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!