ISSP Evening Programme in Kuldīga

The talks will be held in English at Kuldiga Art School. Free entrance. 

Lekcijas notiks Kuldīgas Mākslas skolā angļu valodā. Ieeja brīva.

Tuesday 12 March
20:00 Doris Gassert, Curator, Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH)
"SITUATIONS and Post-Photography"
Doris will speak about the SITUATIONS programme at Fotomuseum Winterthur, and about what is sometimes referred to as „post-photography“ - a reflection on current changes within photographic culture and the expansion of photographic media in reaction to digital media and technologies.

Doris Gassert is Research Curator at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, where she co-curates SITUATIONS, runs the blog Still Searching… and is responsible for Fotomuseum’s publications. With SITUATIONS, a research lab and exhibition format that investigates current changes in photographic media and culture, she helps develop Fotomuseum’s program and understanding of post-photography. She holds a PhD in media studies from the University of Basel, Switzerland, where she teaches media aesthetics, with a focus on the intermediality and epistemology of photography and the politics of representation.

Wednesday 13 March
20:00 Aron Morel, Publisher, Founder of Morel Books (UK)
"Positions on books and publishing"
The talk will cover a number of key points in relation to the photobooks - the importance of content, different types of publishing, the pros and cons of self-publishing vs cooperating with the publisher, finding the money and other key elements to take into account when making a book.

Aron Mörel is a London-based non-profit independent publisher specializing in limited edition photo and art books. Mörel’s intimate and playful while respectful collaboration with artists is what defines his collections best. Mörel Books is “the final step in an artist’s process and encourages the artist to engage in the conception, design, and feel of the book.” Morel looks at books and artists democratically - with a constant output of established artist as well as emerging artists - including the likes of Antony Cairns, Alix Marie, Thomas Ruff, Boris Mikhailov, Marie Angeletti, Corinne Day to mention a few.

Thursday 14 March
20:00 Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director, East Wing Doha Gallery (Qatar-Berlin)
“Whats next? - professionalizing artistic practice"
The talk will cover the key aspects important for the artists who wish to 'clean up their act' and professionalize their practice. Such as 'How do curators work?', 'How does one approach a gallery?', 'How should an artist use social media to promote their works?', 'How to make use of workshops and other events like portfolio reviews, festivals and art fairs?' As well as practical tips on printing editions and copyright issues involved in posting works on the internet.

Peggy Sue Amison is Artistic Director of East Wing; a platform for photography, founded in Doha, Qatar. She is also an independent producer, exhibition curator, consultant, collaborator, editor and writer. Peggy Sue was the former Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre, a multidisciplinary non profit artist residency and exhibition programme in Ireland; one of the founding Board Members of Belfast Photo Festival, N. Ireland; and long-term collaborator with Picture Berlin, an artist residency in Germany. Her curatorial practice has taken her to the UAE, Ireland, China, Germany, Denmark, Poland and the USA. Throughout her career first as an artist, and then as an artistic director, curator and producer, Peggy Sue has first-hand experience of the challenges facing artists and organisations and strives to address these issues in her work, championing emerging and established artists and colleagues internationally.

On Saturday 16 March at 18:00 everyone is invited to the opening of the final Exhibition of the works created by the Masterclass participants and the guided tour by the authors! The exhibition will be open at Kuldīgas Mākslas nams until 7 April.

Supported by/ Atbalsta: Kuldīgas Novada Dome, Kuldiga Art School / Kuldīgas mākslas skola, Kuldīga Artists' Residence

Call for Applications - ISSP International Masterclass 2016/2017

We are very happy to announce the second cycle of the ISSP International Masterclass - a year-long programme with some of the best tutors we have ever worked with. The 2016/2017 programme with Simon Norfolk and Phillip Toledano will start in October 2016 and host three sessions in Kuldīga, Latvia and Palermo, Sicily! 
Applications deadline - 1 July 2016 at www.ISSPmasterclass.com!  

Pelču leģendas - darbnīca Pelču iedzīvotājiem

Aicinām Pelču iedzīvotājus vecumā no 18 gadiem pieteikties radošai fotodarbnīcai "Pelču leģendas", kas notiks Starptautiskās fotogrāfijas vasaras skolas (ISSP) ietvaros no 2. - 3. jūlijam un no 6. - 14. augustam!

Selected participants - ISSP 2016

We are delighted to announce the list of the ISSP 2016 selected participants - 73 photographers from over 25 countries of the world! Thanks a lot for our great experts team - Louise Clemens (Format Festival), Salvatore Vitale and Paola Paleari (YET Magazine), Ann-Christin Bertrand (C/O Berlin) and Anastasiia Fedorova (The Calvert Journal) for helping us through the evaluations! We are looking forward for confirmations and for seeing you in Latvia soon!  

Izstāde Apvērstā telpa / Inverted Space

Aicinām uz ISSP Skolas 2014/2016 Absolventu izstādi "Apvērstā telpa" no 2. līdz 19. jūnijam, Kaņepes kultūras centrā. Izstādē piedalās astoņi jaunie autori ar ISSP Skolas mācību laikā tapušiem fotogrāfijas autorprojektiem: Ieva Vīksne, Krista Valaine, Laima Vainiņa, Liene Biezā, Liene Leonoviča, Linda Ansone, Līga Goldberga, Nora Vrubļevska. 
Atklāšana 2. jūnijā plkst. 19:00 Kaņepes kultūras centrā!

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.
 

ISSP International Masterclass exhibition MIXTAPE

Till 2 June we invite to see the exhibition of five alumni of the ISSP International Masterclass - Ieva Raudsepa, Emanuele Camerini, Ulrike Schmitz, Merlin Nadj-Torma, Salvatore Vitale MIXTAPE, curated by Aaron Schuman - opening on 13 May at 20:00 at K.K. fon Stricka Villa!

Līdz 2. jūnijam aicinām apskatīt ISSP Starptautiskās meistarklases absolventu iztādi MIXTAPE, kurā apskatāmi Ievas Raudsepas (LV), Salvatores Vitāles (IT/CH), Emanueles Kamerīni (IT), Ulrikes Šmites (DE) un Merlinas Nadj-Tormas (DE) - darbi. Izstādes kurators - Ārons Šumans (UK). Atklāšana 13. maijā plkst. 20:00 K.K.for Stricka villā! 

Artist talks: Alex F. Webb, Jonas Feige

We cordially invite you to talks by the Flâneur project resident artists in Riga - Alex F. Webb and Jonas Feige on Wednesday 11 May 6.30 pm at the ISSP Studio! 

Aicinām uz Flâneur projekta rezidences mākslinieku Aleksa F. Veba un Jonasa Feiges autorvakaru trešdien, 11. maijā plkst. 18.30 ISSP Studijā! 

Artist talks: Arnold van Bruggen, Anoek Steketee

You are cordially invited for an artist talk by Arnold van Bruggen and Anoek Steketee Creating through Collaboration - stories on slow journalism & modern documentary on 5 May 18:00. The talk is organised in cooperation with SSE Riga as part of Riga Photomonth 2016. 

Aicinām uz Arnolda van Brugena un Anūk Steketē publisko lekciju Radīt sadarbībā - stāsti par lēno žurnalistiku un moderno dokumentālismu 5. maijā plkst .18:00. Pasākums tiek rīkots sadarbībā ar SSE Riga Rīgas fotomēneša ietvaros.