Riga Photography Biennal & ISSP Gallery prize winner announced
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.”
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.
The participants of the new project "Middle Town: Picturing the Unspectacular" have been confirmed. The selected photographers are: Diāna Tamane, Iveta Vaivode, Ieva Epnere and Artis Silenieks from Latvia, Muge Yilmaz, Volkan Kiziltunc, Yigit Tanel Kacar and Zeynep Beler from Turkey, Nico Baumgarten from Germany, Michela Palermo from Italy, Karolina Wojtasik from Poland and Andris Feldmanis from Estonia. Congratulations guys!
ISSP Skola sadarbībā ar Latvijas Fotogrāfijas muzeju aicina uz tikšanos ar fotogrāfu Ēriku Lusito (FR): “Pēc dzelzs priekškara. Padomju impērijas mantojums – pagrimuma semiotika” piektdien, 3. februarī, plkst. 18:00, Latvijas Fotogrāfijas muzejā.
Aicinām ISSP draugus, draugu draugus, un draugu draugu draugus apmeklēt pirmo vēsturē ISSP "Garage Sale" - fotogrāfiju izpārdošanu šī gada 28.decembrī no plkst 17:00 - 21:00. Tava dalība atbalstīs ISSP darbību 2012.gadā!
Dear friends, we are glad to announce an open call for applications for a new project that we will be implementing with our Turkish partners and Dutch agency Paradox in 2012! The project Middle Town: Picturing the Unspectacular will involve 12 photographers from Latvia, Turkey and other EU/neighboring countries and offer two workshops, in Turkey and in Latvia (ISSP). Applications open till 15 January 2012.
Jauniem fotogrāfiem, kam interesē konceptuāla un eksperimentālā fotogrāfija! Izsludināta pieteikšanās uz 3 nedēļu foto-rezidenču programmu Berlīnē: EIN Lab: Interact! No Latvijas var piedalīties četri dalībnieki. Pieteikumus gaidam līdz 31.12.2011.
Dear friends, our yearly happening is approaching - the opening of the ISSP Exhibition in Riga!
Traditionally, a selection of ISSP final works will be exhibited at Goethe Institute. The Opening event is on Thursday, 20 October at 18:30. We will also be presenting the ISSP 2011 catalogue and releasing a short ISSP 2011 documentary by Ģirts Raģelis. All the ISSP students, friends and family are welcome!