ISSP is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a new publication - the ISSP 10 postcard set showcasing some of the best new Latvian photography by 10 emerging artists, friends and contemporaries of ISSP.
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.”
And the birthday celebrations continue! To kick off our eleventh year, we have asked 10+1 great photographers from around the world - our friends, students and tutors - to take over ISSP's instagram for a week with a view of their everyday life and artistic practice. First up - Valentino Bellini in Palermo, Sicily! Follow: www.instagram.com/issp_latvia/
Dear friends! Finally, our new website is up and ISSP 2016 is OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS! Awaiting a brilliant turnout again - this time with Anouk Kruithof, Paolo Woods, Federico Clavarino, Jason Evans, Alejandro Chaskielberg and Taiyo Onorato!
August 6 - 14 in our lovely Kuldīga. Deadline for applications - 8 May!
In cooperation with SSE Riga Centre for Media Studies, we are happy to invite Baltic photojournalists and documentary makers to apply for a free 3-day workshop with Arnold van Bruggen and Anoek Steketee "Long-term Documentary Projects: how to make an impact, find an audience and get the best results"! Application deadline already next week!
No 29. aprīlim - 4.maijam ISSP Skolas programmas ietvaros Rīgā notiks grāmatu veidošanas darbnīca ar Nico Baumgarten - vienreizēja iespēja uztaisīt savu fotogrāmatu! Darbnīcā ir dažas brīvas vietas, interesentus aicinām pieteikties līdz 10.aprīlim!
Some free places at a great photobook making workshop with Nico Baumgarten from 29 April till 4 May in Riga! Applications accepted by 10 April!
The final exhibition of the ISSP International Masterclass 2015/2016 is open in Kuldīga until 14 April! Projects created by 21 photographers from 12 countries working under year-long supervision by masterclass mentors Aaron Schuman, Andrei Polikanov and Yuri Kozyrev.
Next week we are in Kuldīga, for the concluding sesion of the ISSP International Masterclass 2015/2016. We invite the interested public to join us for the lectures of the visiting experts on 16 and 17 March, and for the Opening of the participants' final works Exhibition on 19 March!
Nākošnedēļ laipni lūgti pievienoties mums Kuldīgā uz vakaru lekcijām un izstādes atklāšanu!
We are pleased to announce the call for applications for Kuldīga Photography Residency 2016 - 3 places available for this August for two international aritsts and one artist from Latvia! Applications are invited until 15 April!
Priecājamies izsludināt Kuldīgas Fotogrāfijas rezidenci 2016 - pieteikumus gaidām līdz 15.aprīlim!
Dear all, we are preparing some nice surprises for the next edition of the summer school. The ISSP 2016 will take place in Pelči, Kuldīga on 6 - 14 August! We will announce applications in March, please stay tuned!