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.”

Skolas izlaiduma darbi 2013

Priecājamies un lepojamies paziņot, ka publicēta jauna mājaslapa www.isspskola.lv ar ISSP Skolas absolventu gala darbiem - 10 pašizdotām fotogrāfijas autorgrāmatām. NB! līdz piektdienai 21.06. pieņēmam pieteikumus Skolas jaunajām mācību kursam 2013-2015!
Check out 10 self-published photobooks created by ISSP school graduates on the brand new website www.isspskola.lv!

Kuldiga artist residency 2013 - call for applications!

In cooperation with Kuldīga District Council, we are inviting applications for a new artist residency in Kuldīga this August. Photographers and artists working with photography are invited to apply by June 12!

Skolas izlaidums un Atvērto Durvju diena 5.jūnijā

Trešdien, 5. jūnijā, plkst 18:00, aicinām visus ISSP draugus, radus un interesentus uz Skolas Atverto Durvju dienu - 2. kursa izlaidumu un gala darbu prezentāciju, kā arī Pagalma Svētkiem! 

Pieteikšanās ISSP Skolai 2013/2015

Izsludinām pieteikšanos ISSP Skolas jaunajā mācību kursā 2013/2015! Ja Tu padziļināti interesējies un nodarbojies ar fotogrāfiju un vēlies paplašināt savu izpratni par fotogrāfijas mediju, gūstot pieredzi no Latvijas labākajiem speciālistiem, Skola ir domāta Tev! Pieteikumus pieņēmam līdz 21.jūnijam. 
  

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!

Paul Hansen in Riga

Just before his talk at Splendid Palace in Riga, Paul Hansen, the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2012, speaks about the mission of the press photographer and what comes first.

World Press Photo izstāde atklāta!

World Press Photo izstāde Rīgā ir atklāta un gaida apmeklētājus Sv. Pētera baznīcā līdz 2.jūnijam! 
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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. 

Jaunums - www.worldpressphoto.lv!

Kamēr Amsterdamā svin pirmās World Press Photo 2013 izstādes atklāšanu, līdz WPP atklāšanai Rīgā paliek tikai 2 nedēļas! Izstādes ietvaros Rīgā viesosies WPP Gada fotogrāfijas balvas iegūvējs Pols Hansens un citi izcili fotožurnālisti. No šodienas darbojās jaunā Rīgas izstādes mājaslapa www.worldpressphoto.lv!