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.

ISSP 2016 Applications open!

Dear friends! Finally, our new website is up and ISSP 2016 is OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS! Awaiting a brilliant turnout again - this time with Anouk Kruithof, Paolo Woods, Federico Clavarino, Jason Evans, Alejandro Chaskielberg and Taiyo Onorato!
August 6 - 14 in our lovely Kuldīga. Deadline for applications - 8 May! 

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.

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!

ISSP 2015 Final Exhibition

We cordially invite all photography lovers to explore the results of the ISSP 2015 - the 10th anniversary edition - at the Final Exhibition in Kuldīga! The group show of ISSP participants' works will be on display until September 20 in Kuldīga Arts Hall. Welcome!

ISSP 2015 - Evening Programme

The ISSP 10th Anniversary Edition will offer a series of fascinating evening presentations and talks by the masters and participants at the ISSP campus in Pelči, Kuldīga district from Sunday August 2 until Saturday August 8. The evening programme is free of charge - all photography lovers are welcome!