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.

Fotogrāfijas rezidence Kairā

Priecājamies izziņot pieteikšanos rezidencei Kairā, Ēģiptē, starptautiskā projekta Alternative Storytelling ietvaros! Pieteikties aicināti Latvijas fotogrāfi un mākslinieki, kas izmanto fotogrāfiju. Pieteikšanas termiņš: 31. marts.

ISSP 2016 - dates

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!

ISSP 2015 Short Movie

Sweet bits of summer for you to enjoy during the cold winter - flashbacks from ISSP 2015 are here! The beautiful video was filmed and edited by Katrina Sauskina.

Flâneur Residency in Riga

We are pleased to announce the Flâneur Residency in Riga - two places for European photographers/ artists working with photography will be available in April - May 2016! Applications are open until 3 January!

ISSP 2015 final works online

We are happy to present the final works produced by the ISSP 2015 participants this August in Kuldīga - photography series, books and videoworks from 73 participants and 9 youngsters from Kuldīga district! See the complete collection at the Final works galleries on this website and in vimeo!