Joyce & Beckett, edited by Jason Fulford

:: ISSP 2018 Evening Programme ::

29 July - 4 August 2018
at Pelči Boarding School / Kuldīga *
Free entrance

This year, the International Summer School of Photography once more offers a series of fascinating talks and presentations by the ISSP masters, guests and participants at the campus in Pelči, and the final exhibition and outdoor screening in Kuldīga. The events are free of charge - all photography and visual art lovers are welcome! 

:: Sunday, July 29 :: 

20.00 – 20.15 The ISSP story: an express summary by Julija Berkovica 
20.15 – 21.45 Artist talk by Jason Fulford (US) - “The Modern Prometheus”

Jason Fulford is a photographer and co-founder of J&L Books. As an editor and an author, a focus of his work has been on the subject of how meaning is generated through association. Fulford will discuss his recent work, especially that made with "spare parts".

:: Monday, July 30 ::

20.00 - 21.00 Artist talk by Lisa Barnard (UK) - "The Canary and the Hammer"

Lisa Barnard is a photographic artist interested in aesthetics, politics and the military. Her most recent project “The Canary and the Hammer” was inspired by the financial crisis of 2008 and reflects our relationship to Gold. It will be published by MACK in April 2019. 

21.00 - 21.45 Artist talk by Salvatore Vitale (IT/CH) - "The Seen and the Unseen"

Salvatore Vitale is a Swiss-based photographer and editor born and raised in Palermo, Italy. He is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of YET magazine.

21.45 - 22.30 Artist talk by Sarker Protick (BD) - "Time will Tell" 

Bangladesh-based photographer Sarker Protick makes work that explores the possibilities of time, light and sound. His portraits, landscapes and photographic series engage philosophically with the specificities of personal and national histories.

:: Tuesday, July 31 ::

20:00 - 21:00 Natasha Christia (ES) "The Family of No Man and Me: On Power, Gender and Curating" 

Curator, writer and educator Natasha Christia will speak about the Arles curatorial project The Family of No Man she co-curated this year with Brad Feuerhelm, addressing issues of gender and roles in our small photography world. 

21:15 - 22:30 John Fleetwood (ZA) "On Photo: and positions on African Photography"

John Fleetwood is a curator, editor and the director of Photo:, a photography platform for curatorial and educational projects that relate to the African continent. Fleetwood was the Head of the Market Photo Workshop from 2002-2015. He will give an insight into his own work and that of selected African photographers.

:: Wednesday, August 1 ::

20:00 - 21:00 Artist talk by Yumi Goto (JP) and Jan Rosseel (BE): "Photobook as an object / Photobook who cares" 

A perfect idea does not appear in photographer's minds easily. Various challenges can help resolve and refine what they set out to do. Going through the process of trial and error may seem painful at the time, but the satisfaction when accomplishing a great result is worth it. Curator and editor Yumi Goto and photographer and bookmaker Jan Rosseel will talk about why and how they make handmade books and the importance of visual storytelling.

21:15 - 22:30 Artist talks - a conversation with Federico Clavarino (IT), Nico Baumgarten (DE), Nicolas Polli (CH)

:: Thursday, August 2 ::

20:00 - 22:30 Participants' Portfolio Night I – Portfolio presentations by ISSP Resident artists: David Fathi (FR), Hilde Smetsers (NL), Ilaria Di Biagio (IT), Jan Cieslikiewicz (PL/US), Maki Hayashida (JP), Mikhail Bushkov (RU), Olivier Brossard (FR), Paola Jimenez (PE), Torsten Schumann (DE) and ISSP participants: Adelīna Darviņa (LV), Alexandra Soldatova (BY), Alina Sanduliak (UA), Anastasia Soboleva (RU), Anna Hornik (PL), Daria Minina (RU), Darya Trofimova (KAZ).

:: Friday, August 3 ::

20:00 – 22:30 Participants' Portfolio Night II – Portfolio presentations by ISSP participants: Elena Anosova (RU), Fabiola Cedillo (EC), Frank Biringer (DE), Georgs Avetisjans (LV), Gregory Collavini (CH), Hikaru Hayashi (JP/DE), Indre Urbonaite (LT), Jinsil Truth Leem (KR), Katherine Longly (BE), Lukasz Rusznica (PL), Mārīte Lempa (LV), Mark McGuinness (IR), Mieke Strand (US), Phelim Hoey (IR), Sheila Zhao (CN), Sheung Yiu (HK), Yulia Krivich (UA) 

:: Saturday, August 4 ::

19:30 - Opening of the ISSP 2018 Exhibition at Kuldīgas Mākslas nams (Kuldīga Arts Hall)
22:00 - Screening of the ISSP final works at Goldingen Knight Cinema


All the talks will be held in English. 
* Address unless specified: Pelči Boarding School, Pelči, Kuldīga district. Google maps: http://ej.uz/location 

ISSP does not provide catering or accommodation for guests, but its possible to stay overnight in Pelči if you bring a tent and sleeping bag. You can contact Kuldīga Tourism Information centre for options to stay in Kuldīga.

Artist talk :: Martin Kollar

Piektdien, 17. maijā, plkst 15.00 aicinām uz tikšanos ar slovāku fotogrāfu Martinu Kollaru, kurā viņš pastāstīs vairāk par izstādi "Ekskursija", kas apskatāma ISSP Galerijā līdz 15. jūnijam, un citiem saviem darbiem.

On 17 May at 3pm ISSP is hosting an artist talk by Slovak photographer Martin Kollar, whose exhibition "Field Trip" is on view at the ISSP Gallery until 15 June.

Artist talk :: Sara Palmieri, Anna Hornik

Ceturtdien, 11. aprīlī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieču Sāras Palmjēri (Itālija) un Annas Hornikas (Polija) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Thursday, 11th of April 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Sara Palmieri (IT) and Anna Hornik (PL) - welcome! 

RFB balva "Meklējam jauno fotogrāfijā!"

No 5. marta līdz 8. maijam ISSP Galerijā skatāma Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles - NEXT 2019 balvas "Meklējam jauno fotogrāfijā!" 2019 uzvarētājas Annijas Muižules izstāde “Priecīgi uzņēmēji izklaidējas birojā”. 

From March 5 to May 8, the ISSP Gallery is hosting the exhibition of the winner of Riga Photography Biennial Award 2019 "Seeking the Latest in Photography!" Annija Muižule "Joyful Businessmen Having Fun in the Office". 

ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019 exhibition in Kuldīga

The final exhibition of the ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019 will open at Kuldīgas Mākslas nams 16 March 6 PM. Projects created by 22 photographers from 15 countries, mentored for a year by Gordon MacDonald & Clare Strand and Peter Bialobrzeski, will be on view until 7 April. 

Sestdien, 16. martā, plkst. 18.00 Kuldīgas Mākslas namā tiks atklāta ISSP Starptautiskās meistarklases 2018/2019 noslēguma izstāde. Tajā līdz pat 7. aprīlim būs apskatāmas 22 meistarklases dalībnieku radītas fotogrāfiju sērijas, video darbi, grāmatas, keramikas skulptūras un citi objekti, tapuši gadu gara intensīva radoša procesa rezultātā.

Applications open for ISSP 2019 - Photography & the World

Dear friends, applications for the first thematic edition of the International Summer School of Photography - "Photography and the World" are now open! ISSP 2019 will take place at Zaļenieki Manor, Latvia, from 12 - 20 July 2019. Through six workshops and interventions by invited experts, the summer school will explore various ways photography and art can contribute to the world today. Applications are open till 10 April! 

Filippo Zambon :: Photo walk in Riga

Sestdien, 2.martā, plkst. 14.00, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieka Filipo Zambona (Itālija / Somija) rīkoto foto pastaigu, kura sāksies ISSP telpās Berga Bazārā.

On Saturday, 2nd of March 2:00 PM, we invite you to the Photo Walk organized by ISSP Riga Residency Artist Filippo Zambon (Italy / Finland), which will start from the ISSP premises in Berga Bazārs. All are welcome!

Artist talk :: Demelza Watts, Franek Ammer

Trešdien, 27. februārī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieku Demelzas Vatsas (Lielbritānija) un Franeka Ammera (Polija) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Wednesday, 27th of February 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Demelza Watts and Franek Ammer - welcome! 

Filippo Zambon :: Personal practice and social pornography

Trešdien, 20. februārī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieka Filipo Zambona (Itālija/Somija) autorvakaru un lekciju plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Wednesday, 20th of February 6:30PM, we will host an artist talk and lecture by ISSP Riga Residency artist Filippo Zambon (IT/FL) - welcome! 

Diskusija - What Do Artists Want. ART and LAW

Kuram būtu jāsedz apdrošināšana? Kā novērtēt, kāda ir darba vērtība? Kā rīkoties gadījumā, ja darbs ir bojāts, taču nav apdrošināšanas un līguma? Vai vienošanās e-pastā ir leģitīma? 
5. februārī, plkst. 18.00, VV Foundation aicina uz trešo cikla ''What do artists want?'' sarunu par un ap mākslinieku tiesību jautājumiem ISSP Galerijā.

Call for applications: "Void Impromptu"

Void viesojas Rīgā! Aicinām pieteikties grāmatu un zīnu darbnīcai "Void Impromtu" ar Void dibinātājiem Mirto Steiro un Žuāo Linēu no 1. - 6. maijam. Pieteikšanās līdz 1. martam.

Void is visiting Riga! Book and zine making workshop "Void Impromtu" with Void founders Mirto Steiro and João Linneu on May 1-6 is open for applications! Apply by 1 March! 

Izstāde "Kopā un atsevišķi"

No 1. februāra līdz 27. martam ISSP Galerijā būs skatāma daudzdzīvokļu namiem veltīta izstāde “Kopā un atsevišķi”. Tā piedāvās iepazīties ar daļu no ekspozīcijas “Together and Apart”, kas 2018. gadā pārstāvēja Latviju Venēcijas arhitektūras biennālē. Izstādes atklāšana - 31. janvārī plkst. 19.00.

From February 1 to March 27, the ISSP Gallery will host «Together and Apart» — an exhibition about apartment buildings. The show will represent a part of the Latvian national contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018. Opening on the 31st of January, 7 PM.

ISSP 2019 - first thematic edition!

Dear friends, happy and successful New Year to everyone! We are very excited to announce that in 2019 the International Summer School of Photography will be moving to a new location and introducing its first thematic edition - Photography and the World. Mark the dates : 12 - 20 July 2019. The call for applications will be announced in February 2019!