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!

Dates: 12 – 20 July 2019
Location: Zaļāsmuižas pils Grünhof, Jelgava District, Latvia

The six ISSP workshops will explore the role and position of photography in relation to political activism, ecology/environment, community engagement and the ritual/spirituality. The event will be a horizontal learning experience involving not only photography and visual art experts but also resource persons from other fields – activists, writers, environmental scientists, visual anthropologists. Together, the participants will try to answer questions like - What role can art/ photography play in relation to the events and processes happening in the world? What are the ways art can contribute to the societies we live in? What is the role of the photographer – as a professional, an activist, a member of the community, a responsible human being?

More information: issp.lv/en/education/summer-school/2019/about

Information on workshops and experts coming soon! Call for applications will be announced in January - February 2019.

Jodi Bieber on ISSP

Jodi Bieber on ISSP (29 August 2012):
A magical space for students' struggle, growth and realisations in their photographic development with a lot of fun in between. The passion of the ISSP team carried through to all of us allowing amazing bonds to blossom. PLEASE invite me again!

Phil Toledano on ISSP

Phil Toledano on ISSP (28 August 2012):
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from ISSP, but I was suprised on all counts. The level of the students, and their ability AND desire to go beyond what they were used to. I was surprised by the intensity of the experience - how quickly we became a close-knit community, and by how much I got out of it. I was quite sad, when it was all over.

 

ISSP 2012 Evening programme

As every year, the ISSP evening programme is open to all photography lovers - free of charge! Every evening starting from Sunday, 5 August, till Friday, 10 August, we will offer a series of fascinating presentations and artist talks by ISSP masters and invited guests. On Saturday, the 11th, everyone is invited to the Opening of ISSP exhibition at the new Kuldiga Town Exhibition Hall and screening of participants final works at the open air Goldingen cinema. Take a look at the full programme of evening events and start planning your visit to Kuldīga!

Fotoprojekciju nakts: FOTOFESTIWAL LODZ / 2012 / THE GRAND PRIX

Sadarbībā ar starptautisko Lodzas fotofestivālu (Polija), 26.jūnijā Kaņepes Kultūras centrā notiks īpašs festivāla satelītpasākums - 12 Grand Prix konkursa finālistu nakts projekcijas. Lodzas festivāla konkursā katru gadu piedalās vairāk nekā 500 fotogrāfu no visas pasaules. 72 minūšu garā fotoprojekcijā, kas pirmo reizi tika demonstrēta festivāla nakts programmas ietvaros š.g. maijā Lodzā, iekļauti 12 festivāla finālistu projekti.

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ISSP Skolas izstādes atklāšana

Piektdien, 8.jūnijā, plkst 19:00 Kaņepes Kultūras centrā tiks atklāta pirmā ISSP Skolas absolventu izstāde, kurā ar individuāliem fotoprojektiem piedalīsies 15 Skolas studenti - jaunie Latvijas fotogrāfi. Laipni lūgti uz atklāšanu! 

ISSP 2012 participants announced

We are delighted to announce the selection of ISSP 2012 participants - 73 photographers from 24 countries of the world! The jury had a truly difficult job of choosing among a multitude of diverse and talented applicants. We couldn't accept everybody we would like to take - there are over 50 qualified candidates in the waiting list! The participants list will be updated as we receive people's confirmations. 

17.maijā - ISSP Skolas dalībnieku un pasniedzēju darbu izsole

Mācību gada laikā ISSP Skolas dalībnieki ir strādājuši, lai izveidotu savus personālprojektus, kurus plašākai publikai jūnijā izstādīs Kaņepes Kultūras centrā. Lai savāktu līdzekļus izstādes izveidošanai, 17. maijā no plkst.18:30 līdz 21:00 rīkojam izsoli, kurā tiks pārdoti gan Skolas dalībnieku, gan pasniedzēju iepriekš tapušie darbi. Priecāsimies, ja atnāksi ar draugiem un, piedaloties izsolē, atbalstīsi mūsu izstādes tapšanu!