Riga Photography Biennal & ISSP Gallery prize winner announced

Annija Muižule. From the series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’, 2016-2018

Congratulations - the Riga Photography Biennial and ISSP Gallery Award ‘Seeking the Latest in Photography!’ has been presented to Annija Muižule (Latvia) for her series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’. We're excited to show Annija's exhibition at the ISSP Gallery next spring!

Congratulations also to Reinis Lismanis, who received the special prize - an opportunity to publish his "Trial and Error" series as a photography book with NoRoutine Books!

This is the third year the Riga Photography Biennial’s Award for young Baltic photographers has been presented. The RPB received 53 applications from photographers from the three Baltic States. 15 artists were selected during the first round. The jury nominated 10 finalists who will be invited to participate free of charge in the RPB’s Off-year Programme 2019 Portfolio Review: from Estonia – Aap Tepper, Mari-Leen Kiipli, Hedi Jaansoo; from Lithuania – Vytautas Kumza, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte; from Latvia – Reinis Lismanis, Annija Muižule, Georgs Avetisjans, Paula Jansone and Annemarija Gulbe. 

The award was presented by an internationally renowned jury - Michael Biedowicz (DE), photo editor and owner of Pavlov’s Dog Gallery; Iveta Gabaliņa (LV), programme director of the ISSP Gallery; Jonatan Habib Engqvist (SE), curator and writer; Sten Ojave (EE), curator at Center For Contemporary Arts, Estonia; Paul Paper (LT), artist and curator; Daiga Rudzāte (LV), editor-in-chief of ‘Arterritory’ culture portal and director of INDIE culture project agency; Amelie Schuele (DE), exhibition manager Unseen; Mitch Speed (CA/DE), artist and art critic; Diāna Tamane (LV), artist and RPB Award winner 2018.

The jury commented on the award-winning series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’: “Annija Muižule presents a humorous and critical analysis of contemporary photography, where the artist researches the commodification of images and interplays between images and words. This is done through a conceptually clear and remarkably simple gesture of looking at how emotions are expressed through stock images, as well as the indexical signs provided by jpg names. By focusing on the interaction between suppliers and our expectations, her work acts as an inquiry into the role of contemporary photography. It is a pertinent observation of how these images not only represent but also create the way we understand the world.”

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!

ISSP 2013 Prints Auction

Attention! The online ISSP 2013 Prints Auction is open from 5 December until Tuesday 10 December 21:00 GMT (23:00 Latvian time) - acquire beautiful prints from more than 55 photographers and support ISSP activities in 2014! 

RIGA SELF/PORTRAITS

Aicinām rīdziniekus piedalīties kopīgā galvaspilsētas portreta veidošanā! / We have unveiled the project of creating a contemporary portrait of Riga through the eyes of its residents and artists. 

Baltā nakts 2013

Baltajā naktī rādīsim ISSP 2013 noslēguma darbu projekcijas LU Botāniskajā dārzā, pasākuma "Šķūnis" ietvaros. Laipni lūgti!

ISSP izstāde Kuldīgā / ISSP Exhibition in Kuldīga

We cordially invite everyone to the opening of the ISSP 2013 Final works exhibition on 10th August in Kuldīga Arts hall! / Laipni lūgti ISSP 2013 noslēgumu darbu izstādes atklāšanā 10.augustā Kuldīgas Mākslas namā! 

ISSP 2013 vakaru programma

Ik vakaru no svētdienas 4.augustam līdz piektdienai 9.augustam ISSP mītnē Pelčos, Kuldīgas novadā notiks unikālas ISSP meistaru lekcijas un prezentācijas ISSP vakaru programmas ietvaros. Tradicionāli, ISSP vakaru programma ir atvērta visiem fotogrāfijas interesentiem bez maksas - laipni lūgti!

 

ISSP 2013 evening talks

Traditionally, the ISSP evening programme will be open to all photography lovers - free of charge! Every evening starting from Sunday, 4 August, till Friday, 9 August, we will offer a series of fascinating presentations and artist talks by ISSP masters, participants and invited guests at the ISSP campus in Pelči /Kuldīga. On Saturday, the 10th, everyone is invited to the opening of the exhibition of ISSP final works at the Kuldiga Arts Hall and the screening of participants' works at Kuldīga open air cinema.