Riga Photography Biennial & ISSP Gallery prize shortlist announced

Reinis Lismanis. From the series Trial and Error. 2016 – ongoing.

The Riga Photography Biennial and ISSP Gallery announces 15 nominees for Seeking the Latest in Photography! Award 2019! Congratulations to Georgs Avetisjans (LV), Jurgis Gecys (LT), Veronika Gorbačova (LV), Annemarija Gulbe (LV), Aksel Haagensen (EE), Hedi Jaansoo (EE), Paula Jansone (LV), Mari-Leen Kiipli (EE), Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte (LT), Vytautas Kumza (LT), Eliis Laul (EE), Reinis Lismanis (LV), Annija Muižule (LV), Zanda Puče (LV), Aap Tepper (EE).

The award winner will be announced on November 15 and  will be offered a solo exhibition during the Riga Photography Biennial’s Off-year programme in April 2019 at the ISSP Gallery (Berga Bazārs, Riga). Several other prizes will also be awarded, including the possibility for up to 10 applicants to participate in the portfolio review of Riga Photography Biennial’s Off-year programme in 2019 free of charge.  Gytis Skudžinskas un Vilma Samulionyte (LT), founders of NoRoutine Books, will select one of the participants for their own award – an opportunity to publish a photo book.

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

Applications for Jan Grarup masterclass

We are pleased to invite applications for the masterclass by Jan Grarup "Keep it simple: the Essence of Photojournalism" on 24-26 May 2013. A photojournalist with over 20 years experience from the world's gravest conflict zones, Jan won his eighth World Press Photo award this year and will be in Riga as part of the World Press Photo exhibition education programme. Applications accepted till 10th May!
 
 

ISSP 2012 flashbacks

While the ISSP 2013 is in preparation, here are some flashbacks from the fabulous 2012 edition! Big thanks for all involved! 

European Borderlines - project results

The multimedia of the European Borderlines project results is finally online - take a look at the work of 12 photographers from Latvia, Turkey, Iceland and Portugal! 

Aicinām piedalīties radošā darbnīcā Bolderājā!

23. un 24. martā projekta "Rīgas paš/portreti" ietvaros Bolderājā notiks radoša darbnīca "Pašportreti un ģimenes foto-arhīvs" ar mākslinieci un pedagoģi Eva Voutsaki (Grieķija/ Lielbritānija). Aicinām piedalīties Bolderājas iedzīvotājus vecumā 50+!

World Press Photo izstāde būs Rīgā

No šī gada 14. maija līdz 2. jūnijam, pirmo reizi kopš 1991. gada, "World Press Photo" izstāde būs apskatāma arī Rīgā, Sv. Pētera baznīcā. / The World Press Photo exhibition is visiting Riga for the first time since 1991. See it from May 14 - June 2 at St. Peter's Church.

 

ISSP 2013 dates

Happy New year everyone! We are glad to inform that ISSP 2013 will take place on 3-11 August in Kuldīga. The call for applications will be open from the end of March until the beginning of May 2013. More information to come, stay tuned! 

Happy holidays

Wishing you all a happy green beginning of the new world...

Purchase ISSP publications online!

Dear friends, we are very happy that the online purchase system for ISSP publications is finally up and running! Starting from today, you can order the 2013 Planner as well as all other ISSP publications online at our website. Its easy: order through this site, pay by PayPal and the postman will bring it directly to your door!