:: ISSP 2014 Evening Programme ::
Every evening starting 20:30 :: Sunday August 3 till Saturday August 9
At Pelči boarding school in Pelči village, Kuldīga district

As usual, the ISSP 2014 will offer a series of fascinating evening presentations and talks by ISSP masters and participants at the campus in Pelči, Kuldīga district. The ISSP evening programme is open to all photography lovers free of charge - welcome! 

Sunday, August 3 
20:30 - 22:30 ISSP Participants' Portfolio Night
ISSP participants - photographers from 24 countries - presenting their work. 

Monday, August 4 
20:30 - 22:00 "My Work" - Artist talk, Mark Steinmetz (USA)
Mark Steinmetz is a photographer residing in Athens, Georgia (USA). His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and published in nine books: South Central, South East, Greater AtlantaSummertime, Italia, and Paris in my time, Philip and Micheline, idyll and pastoral and included in important collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and others. Steinmetz has taught photography at Harvard, Yale, Emory University, and The University of Hartford.
The talk is a chronological overview of his development as a photographer. He will touch on works made in the United States, particularly the American South, as well as projects done in Paris and Italy.

Tuesday, August 5
20:30 - 21:45 part I: "Multimedia storytelling - linear, interactive, and installation formats", Adrian Kelterborn (CH)
Adrian Kelterborn is a multimedia and film producer, director and editor. As a lead producer at Magnum in Motion, the inhouse-multimedia department of Magnum Photos, he produced more than 100 multimedia essays in close collaboration with Magnum photographers. He is now back in Bern, Switzerland, developing various mixed media projects for online and offline platforms.
In his talk, Adrian will speak about the different options we have today for working with multimedia and what it means for storytelling possibilities and platforms.

21:45 - 23:00 part II: Artist talk, Antonin Kratochvil (CZ)
A photojournalist, founding member of the VII photo agency, Antonin Kratochvil has covered all sorts of major events, rebellions and natural disasters around the world in the last few decades. His fluid and unconventional work has been sought by numerous publications stretching across widely differing interests. From shooting Mongolia’s street children to a portrait session with David Bowie, his ability to see through and into his subjects has made his pictures into uncensored visions, documenting the time in which he lives.

Wednesday, August 6
20:30 - 22:00 "John Burke: the greatest war photographer you've never heard of" - Artist talk, Simon Norfolk (UK)
Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work has been themed around a probing and stretching of the meaning of the word 'battlefield' in all its forms. He has photographed in some of the world's worst war-zones and refugee crises, but is equally at home photographing supercomputers used to design military systems or test-launches of nuclear missiles. Norfolk’s work has been widely recognized internationally, and he has been described by critics as “the leading documentary photographer of our time”.
Simon will talk about his project in Afghanistan in parallel with the forgotten Irish war photographer John Burke who followed the British into Afghanistan in 1878, raising the subject of imperialist arrogance which many will find very relevant today.

Thursday, August 7
20:30 - 21:45 part I: "The Girly movement in Japanese photography (1990s)" - Yurie Nagashima (JP)
Yurie Nagashima is a Japanese photographer and contemporary artist working predominantly in the genres of self-portraiture, portraiture, street photography and still life. Has been awarded several prestigious national awards in Japan for her work that deals with the family, gender and identity. She studied photography at the California Institute of the Arts and is currently continuing her research on the history of modern Japanese photography and her artistic practice in Tokyo.
Yurie will talk about the 90s movement in Japanese photography, when many young women entered this formerly predominantly male discipline. This phenomenon was labeled “Girly photo”. She will introduce some photographers from that time period, as well as showing her own work.

21:45 - 23:00 part II: “Making a photobook: How to talk so the graphic designer will listen, and listen so the photographer will talk” - Rafal Milach and Ania Nalecka (PL)
An outstanding creative tandem, photographer Rafal Milach and graphic designer Ania Nalecka from Poland have been working together on a number of fascinating photography books and publications, such as 7 RoomsBlack Sea of ConcreteIn the Car with R by Rafal Milach, as well as numerous other books produced by Sputnik collective that they are both a part of. Rafal and Ania will speak about the collaboration between an artist and graphic designer in the process of making of a photobook.

Friday, August 8 
20:30 - 21:45 "Eugène Atget and the Freedom of Old Age" - lecture by Mark Steinmetz
Eugène Atget - a French flâneur and a pioneer of documentary photography, Atget was determined to document the architecture and street scenes of Paris before modernization. Most of his work was published after his death. An inspiration for the surrealists and other artists, his genius was only recognized by a handful of young artists in the last two years of his life, and he did not live to see the wide acclaim his work would eventually receive.

Saturday, August 9 
19:00 - Opening of the ISSP 2014 Exhibition at Kuldīga Arts Hall 
22:00 - Screening of the ISSP final works at Kuldīga Open-air Cinema 


All the evening talks take place at Pelči boarding school, Pelči, Kuldīga district.

NB! ISSP does not provide catering for the guests. For those who need a place to stay overnight, its possible to find dormitory beds at the campus, if arranged at least two days before (write to office@issp.lv). Guests are asked to take care not to disturb the work of the ISSP workshops.

Jaunums – ISSP Komerciālās fotogrāfijas meistarklases

ISSP piedāvā sešu meistarklašu ciklu labāko Latvijas un Baltijas komerciālo fotogrāfu vadībā. Ja Tu jau pelni vai vēlies nopelnīt ar fotogrāfiju, meistarklases sniegs iespēju papildināt savas profesionālās prasmes, būtiski uzlabot attēlu uzņemšanas iemaņas, vienlaikus attīstot radošo vīziju un ieguldot jēgpilnas karjeras attīstībā. Interesenti aicināti iegūt padziļinātu izpratni par darbu modes, portretu, bērnu, arhitektūras un kāzu fotogrāfijā, kā arī uzzināt vairāk par fotografēšanu žurnāliem, mācoties no labākajiem profesionāļiem no Latvijas, Igaunijas un Krievijas.

Plašāka informācija un pieteikšanās: https://ej.uz/ISSPkomercfoto

Artist talks :: Cleo Wächter, Demelza Watts

Trešdien, 13. novembrī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā Berga bazārā notiks tikšanās ar šībrīža ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniecēm Kleo Vehteri (Nīderlande) un Demelzu Vatsu (Lielbritānija). Interesentiem būs iespēja uzzināt par viņu līdzšinējo darbību, kā arī Rīgā topošajiem projektiem.

On November 13 at 6.30 PM a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Cleo Wächter (the Netherlands) and Demelza Watts (the UK) will take place at the ISSP Gallery, Riga. The attendees will have a chance to hear about their previous work, as well as projects they are developing in Riga.

Bērnu un ģimeņu diena ISSP Galerijā

Līdz 27. novembrim ISSP Galerijā skatāma mākslinieces Evitas Gozes personālizstāde “Sardzē”. Tās pamatā ir piecu gadu garumā tapusi fotogrāfiju sērija, kurā autore caur Jaunsardzes kustības vērojumiem pievēršas pieaugšanas un vīrišķības tēmām. 16. novembrī ISSP aicina uz radošo darbnīcu bērniem un ģimenēm, kuras dalībniekiem būs iespēja doties iztēles pārgājienā ar jaunsargu!

Evita Goze – Sardzē / On Guard

No 18. oktobra līdz 27. novembrim ISSP Galerijā skatāma latviešu mākslinieces Evitas Gozes personālizstāde “Sardzē”. Tās pamatā ir piecu gadu garumā tapusi fotogrāfiju sērija, kurā autore caur Jaunsardzes kustības vērojumiem pievēršas pieaugšanas un vīrišķības tēmām.

From October 18 to November 27 the ISSP Gallery is hosting the solo exhibition “On Guard” by Latvian artist Evita Goze. It is based on a partly anthropological, partly staged five-year-long observation of the Youth Guard, exploring such themes as coming of age and masculinity.

Pieteikšanās intensīvajam kursam "Ievads fotogrāfijā"

Apgūsti fotogrāfiskās domāšanas pamatus un kameras tehniskās iespējas intensīvā divu mēnešu kursā, radošā un interaktīvā vidē ar atzītiem un profesionāliem pasniedzējiem. Kursu “Ievads fotogrāfijā” piedāvā ISSP – fotogrāfijas izglītības platforma ar vairāk nekā 12 gadu starptautisku pieredzi. Pasniedzēji: Iveta Gabaliņa (Vaivode), Reinis Hofmanis, sākums - 31. oktobrī.

Uzzini vairāk un piesakies: ej.uz/ievadkurss

Artist talk :: Néha Hirve, Fernando Criollo, Sanne Kabalt

Trešdien, 9. oktobrī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā Berga bazārā notiks tikšanās ar šībrīža ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniekiem Fernando Kriollo (Peru) un Nehu Hirvi (Zviedrija), kā arī viesi no Ruckas Rezidences Cēsīs – Sennu Kabaltu (Nīderlande).

On October 9 at 6.30 PM a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Fernando Criollo (Peru), Néha Hirve (Sweden), and a guest from Rucka Residency in Cēsis Senna Kabalt (The Netherlands) will take place at the ISSP Gallery, Riga.

Artist talk :: Celine Gobillard

Trešdien, 11.septembrī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniekces Selīnas Gobilāras autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Wednesday 11th of September 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artist Celine Gobillard (France) - welcome! 

ES REDZU :: Ievads fotogrāfijā un vizuālā lasītprasmē jauniešiem

JAUNUMS - ISSP Skolas ievadkurss fotogrāfijā un vizuālā lasītprasmē, īpaši veidots jauniešiem (10-15 g.)!

"ES REDZU" ej.uz/esredzu
8 nedēļas, 23.09 – 25.11.2019
pirmdienās no 16.30-18.00 Berga Bazārā
pasniedzēja: fotogrāfe un pedagoģe Nora Austriņa

Divu mēnešu programma piedāvā radošā un brīvā gaisotnē ar kopīgu spēļu un eksperimentu palīdzību apgūt fotografēšanas pamatprasmes un tehniskās zināšanas. Vienlaikus dalībnieki iepazīsies ar fotogrāfijas virzienu daudzveidību – no dokumentālās līdz mākslas fotogrāfijai, no mediju un reklāmu attēliem līdz sociālo tīklu selfijiem – un attīstīs vizuālo lasītprasmi, kas mūsdienās kļūst arvien svarīgāka. Kurss domāts ikvienam jaunietim (10 – 15 gadu vecumā) ar interesi par fotogrāfiju un attēlu kultūru, neatkarīgi no pieredzes. Tā ir iespēja izzināt fotogrāfijas pasauli kopā ar jauniem draugiem un domubiedriem, gūt jaunas prasmes attēlu lasīšanā un veidošanā, iemācīties radīt labākas bildes un veidot no tām vienotu stāstu.

Lai piedalītos, nepieciešama vienkārša digitāla fotokamera vai mobilais telefons ar fotokameras funkciju.

ISSP 2019 publication - "Photography and the World"

Created and launched in July during the ISSP 2019 in Zaļenieki, Latvia, this new publication draws together the content of the first thematic edition of the International Summer School of Photography, "Photography and the World", including the plentiful questions raised by the ISSP participants, tutors and guests, as well as some passionate attempts to look for the answers. Editorial team: Katherine Oktober Matthews (NL), Helen Korpak (FI), Nico Baumgarten (DE), Nicolas Polli (CH), Demelza Watts (UK), with contributions by the ISSP participants, tutors and guests.

The publication is now available as a free open source download as well as a very limited number of print copies.

Valley of the Strange :: Guided Tour and Discussion

15. augustā plkst. 18.30 aicinām iepazīties ar izstādes "Savādā ieleja" māksliniekiem un kuratoru. Vakaru ievadīs mākslinieku vadīta ekskursija izstādē, kam sekos kuratora piezīmes un diskusija. Sarunā autori pievērsīsies fotogrāfijas spējai pārvērtēt iemācīto un padarīt ikdienišķo svešādu, kā arī diskutēs par jauno mākslinieku iespējām un stratēģijām fotogrāfijas pasaulē. Visi aicināti iesaistīties un uzdot sev interesējošos jautājumus.

On August 15 at 6PM we are excited to host an opportunity to meet and engage with the international artists and curator for the exhibition "Valley of the Strange". The event will begin with an artist-led tour of the exhibition and opening remarks by the curator. The following panel discussion will touch upon photography’s power to un-learn, the uncanny valley, time and mortality, and navigating the art/photography world as a young artist. Anyone is welcome to take part and ask any questions that you may have.

Valley of the Strange :: Parallel exhibition

From 15 August – 28 September the ISSP Gallery is hosting "Valley of the Strange", a Parallel Photo Platform exhibition in Riga highlighting six emerging European artists - José Alves, Cihad Caner, Federico Ciamei, Ela Polkowska, Rocco Venezia, Ana Zibelnik. The exhibition considers the role of the image in navigating past and present, while questioning how photography and film can defamiliarize our everyday encounters with the world. Opening - August 14 at 6PM.

No 15. augusta līdz 28. septembrim ISSP Galerijā notiks izstāde "Savādā ieleja". Parallel fotogrāfijas platformas izstāde Rīgā apvieno sešus jaunus Eiropas māksliniekus, kuri caur fotogrāfiju pēta laika robežas un to, kā ikdienišķais kļūst īpatnējs. Izstāde aplūko attēlu lomu pagātnes un tagadnes izpratnē, vienlaikus izceļot to, kā fotogrāfija un video ļauj ikdienu saredzēt citā, nepazīstamā gaismā. Atklāšana - 14. augustā plkst. 18.00.