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.

Artist talks: Arnold van Bruggen, Anoek Steketee

You are cordially invited for an artist talk by Arnold van Bruggen and Anoek Steketee Creating through Collaboration - stories on slow journalism & modern documentary on 5 May 18:00. The talk is organised in cooperation with SSE Riga as part of Riga Photomonth 2016. 

Aicinām uz Arnolda van Brugena un Anūk Steketē publisko lekciju Radīt sadarbībā - stāsti par lēno žurnalistiku un moderno dokumentālismu 5. maijā plkst .18:00. Pasākums tiek rīkots sadarbībā ar SSE Riga Rīgas fotomēneša ietvaros.

10 years - 10 photographers

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.

#ISSP10 instagram takeovers

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/ 

ISSP 2016 Applications open!

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! 

ISSP turns 10

Ladies and gentlemen, association ISSP has just turned 10 years old! // Biedrībai ISSP ir 10 gadu!