Self Publish Riga 2018 winners announced!

We're excited to announce the winners of the Self Publish Riga 2018 dummy contest! Congratulations to the prizewinners and Top Ten and a big thanks to all those who submitted their books - we received over 100 entries from 26 countries of the world. The complete shortlist of selected is on view at the ISSP Gallery as part of Self Publish Riga 2018 & Riga Photomonth until June 3 (the full list will also be published online soon).

First Prize - "Daffodil" by Bahadir Aksan (Turkey) 

The winner of the first prize will have their book published in colaboration with Kaunas Photography GalleryPrinting house KOPA and Antalis 

Jury Special Mention - "Y Minsk" by Alexey Naumchik (Belarus)

Best of Baltic - "Olga" by Zanda Puče (Latvia)

The author of the best dummy from the Baltic states will be awarded a free place at the International Summer School of Photography 2018 

Top 10:

“Treasure Island” by Aleksandra Kubos (Poland/Gemany)
“Eating Magma” by Elena Aya Bundurakis (Greece)
“RANDOM” by Jose Luis Carrasco (Spain)
“Simplex” by Ksenia Sidorova (Russia)
“An essay on the concave city corner” by Stijn Van der Linden (Belgium)
“Smoke” by Theo Elias (Sweden)
“Rhome” by Valentina Piccinni and Jean-Marc Caimi (Italy)

Full shortlist:

"Scum" by Agata Kalinowska (Poland)
"V.V.P. cult" by Alexander Chernavskiy (Russian Federation)
"Mzensk" by Anastasia Tsayder (Russian Federation)
"Hiding in the Sun" by Andris Fedotovs (Latvia)
"A Love Research" by Annemarija Gulbe (Latvia)
"The Space of a Feebleness" by Anton Vinogradov (Russian Federation)
"Triny " by Arimasa Fukukawa (Japan)
"Waiting Room" by Burak Ciritci (Turkey)
"Sinking Stone" by Cristiano Volk (Italy)
"M." by Ekaterina Anokhina (Russian Federation)
"You shall not make idols" by Elīna Semane (Latvia)
"Essential examination of a possible offense" by Elizabete Džeina Rubene (Latvia)
"on my (T) Own//Kendi Kentime" by Emre Akyuz (Turkey)
"Not Anymore" by Emre Erbay (Turkey)
"Waragi" by Florian Genz (Germany)
"So Close, Yet So Far" by Hengame Hosseini (Iran/Germany)
"City for the Blind" by Hieronymus Ahrens (Germany)
"Around 42nd and 7th" by Hiro Tanaka (Japan)
"In belief is power" by Hristina Tasheva (Bulgaria/Netherlands)
"Desentimental" by Inga Navickaite (Lithuania)
"running up that hill" by Izabela Nowak (Poland)
"46" by Jacek Fota (Poland)
"Selfitis" by Jeronimas Seibutis (Lithuania)
"pt. =====" by Jessica Raimondi (Italy)
"Retreat" by Kristīne Madjare (Latvia)
"Followers" by Linda Kletniece (Latvia)
"High Culture" by Marta Wodz (Poland)
"what battle, exactly?" by Mike Callaghan (Canada)
"She Looks 32" by Nora Vrubļevska (Latvia)
"Delta" by Oguz Karakutuk (Turkey)
"There's a Lion Near the River" by Rita Carvalho (Portugal)
"Paradise" by Sasha Kurmaz (Ukraine)
"6 not taken // You Deserve Hell" by Steffen Kloster Poulsen (Denmark)
"But so far I have not reached the trees" by Taisia Sharafutdinova (Russian Federation)
"Dissapearance" by Tomasz Laczny (Poland/UK)
"A Never Ending Story" by Viktorija Halilova (Latvia)
"Chimera" by Vladimíra Kotra (Czech Republic)

Thanks to our international jury:

Dieter Neubert - the Founder and Director of the Kassel Fotobookfestival and Founder of the Kassel Photobook and Dummy Awards,
Valentina Abenavoli - book designer, editor and publisher at Akina Books, currently based in Turkey,
Lisa Stein - London-based editor and writer specialising in photography. Managing editor at the Photocaptionist and assistant reviews editor at the Burlington Magazine,
Gintaras Česonis - director of Kaunas Photography Gallery, Lithuania,
Evita Goze - photographer, writer and curator of SELF PUBLISH RIGA.

SELF PUBLISH RIGA talks & presentations

SELF PUBLISH RIGA publiskās lekcijas un prezentācijas notiks 12. maijā no 12.00-18.00 ISSP Galerijā. Dalībnieki: Liza Šteina, Anne Golaza, Antuāns Žakū, Dīters Noiberts,  Valentina Abenavoli, Alekss Bočeto, Huanans Rekena.

SELF PUBLISH RIGA talks & presentations will take place May 12 12.00-18.00, ISSP Gallery. Participants: Lisa Stein (UK), Anne Golaz (FI/CH) & Antoine Jaccoud (CH), Dieter Neubert (DE), Alex Bocchetto and Valentina Abenavoli, Akina Books (IT), Juanan Requena (ES).

SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2018 - submit your photobook dummy!

We are happy to announce the third edition of the SELF PUBLISH RIGA photobook dummy contest! Exciting news – this year we have teamed up with Kaunas Photography Gallery, printing house KOPA and Antalis LT &Antalis LV to publish the winning dummy! Additionally, the author of the best dummy from the Baltic states will be awarded a free place at the International Summer School of Photography 2018 at workshop of their choice. Send us your dummy by 30 April, and take part in one of the central events of the Riga Photomonth 2018!

SELF PUBLISH RIGA izglītības programma

Aicinām jauniešus vecumā no 14 līdz 24 gadiem pieteikties SELF PUBLISH RIGA izglītības programmai! 

Ekskursijās un darbnīcās jauniešiem būs iespēja iepazīt SELF PUBLISH RIGA izstādi kopā ar fotogrāfi Noru Vrubļevsku, zviedru māksliniekiem Klāru Šelstrēmu un Tobiasu Feldtu, poļu fotogrāfi Agņešku Raisu un lietuviešu grāmatu dizaineri Tomu Mrazausku. Varēs izpētīt grāmatas “anatomiju”, eksperimentēt ar fotogrāfiju secību un kompozīciju, kā arī zīmējot papildināt fotogrāfijas un veidot savus stāstus.

SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2017

Excited to announce that this year SELF PUBLISH RIGA will take place May 11 - 14, during the opening week of Riga Photomonth 2017. In addition to an extensive photobook exhibition and a bespoke installation by artists Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt, the event will also feature talks by Peter Puklus, Agnieszka Rayss (Sputnik Photos), Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt, Marina Paulenka (Organ Vida), Tom Mrazauskas (Brave Books) & Michal Iwanowski and Donald Weber.

For updates follow us on our new FB page and see www.selfpublishriga.com.

SELF PUBLISH RIGA saruna - Grāmata kā fotogrāfijas prezentācijas veids

Aicinām uz Rīgas Fotomēneša pēdējo notikumu - SELF PUBLISH RIGA sarunu Grāmata kā fotogrāfijas prezentācijas veids ceturtdien, 16. jūnijā, plkst. 18.00 Dzelzceļa muzejā. Piedalīsies un par sev tuvām fotogrāfijas grāmatām stāstīs un diskutēs Alnis Stakle, Vladimirs Svetlovs, Kārlis Vērpe un Viktorija Eksta. 

Pēc sarunas tiks paziņots SELF PUBLISH RIGA skatītāju balvas uzvarētājs un atzīmēts Rīgas Fotomēneša noslēgums. Šī ir pēdējā iespēja apskatīt izstādes SELF PUBLISH RIGA un Teritorijas!

SELF PUBLISH RIGA saruna - fotogrāmatas Latvijā

Šo ceturtdien, 26. maijā, plkst. 18.00 aicinām uz Dzelceļa muzeju, kur notiks SELF PUBLISH RIGA saruna par fotogrāmatām Latvijā! Piedalās Latviešu autori Arnis Balčus, Māra Brašmane, Inga Erdmane, Reinis Hofmanis un Anna Volkova (Orbīta), kuri stāstīs par savu izdevumu tapšanu un diskutēs par grāmatas lomu Latvijas fotogrāfijā.

Riga Photomonth 2016

Laipni lūgti uz festivāla Rīgas Fotomēnesis 2016 atklāšanu 12. maijā, kā arī lieliskām lekcijām un pasākumiem 3 dienu garumā - pilna atklāšanas nedēļas programma apskatama šeit!

The Riga Photomonth 2016 is about to start! The Festival officially opens on 12 May with exhibitions Territories and SELF PUBLISH RIGA, followed by a great programme of talks and events for the entire weekend - welcome! 

SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2016

SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2016 exhibition and talks coming this week as part of the opening events of the Riga Photomonth 2016! Detailed programme of the events here. 

SELF PUBLISH RIGA izstāde un pasākumu sērija sākās 12. maijā, reizē ar Rīgas Fotomēneša atklāšanu! Detalizēta pasākumu programma te.
 

Self Publish Riga winners announced!

Self Publish Riga contest results announced! Congratulations to Top Ten and the winners - Alessia Bernardini (“Becoming Simone”), Mafalda Rakoš, Iuna Vieira& Raphael Reichl (“3rd Generation”), Līva Rutmane (“Chomsky”) and Alvaro Deprit (“Dreaming Leone”), as well as Antalis Award recipients Luīze Pētersone (“House in the woods”) and Anna Volkova (“Temporary need”)!

SELF PUBLISH RIGA programme

The programme of talks and presentations for SELF PUBLISH RIGA, one of the central events of the Riga Photomonth 2014, is online. On 9 - 11 May, Riga will host over 15 international guests speaking about photobooks and self/publishing, 9 book collections, shortlisted dummies from the Self Publish Riga contest and a pop-up bookstore - a festival within the festival!