Happy New year everyone! We are glad to inform that ISSP 2013 will take place on 3-11 August in Kuldīga. The call for applications will be open from the end of March until the beginning of May 2013. More information to come, stay tuned!
Paradise Conversations collage workshop - Final Work
The Paradise Conversations collage workshop with Andrejs Strokins and Michael Holland took place on December 1 - 2 at ISSP in Riga. Over two days, 10 participants tried out various tools and approaches to the collage technique, creating their own artwork from found images.
On the final day, each participant created a sequence of three images on the theme "Paradise". More about the workshop here.
Workshop participants - Anna Baula (LV), Luiza Kohtanena (LV), Zane Krūmiņa (LV), Tekla Inari (FI), Kristīne Madjare (LV), Bjargey Olafsdottir (IS), Anna Prilutckaia (RU), Eva Saukāne (LV), Monta Tīģere (LV), Laura Zvīgule (LV). On the last day participants were joined by Atis Jākobsons un David Schilter.
A complete collection of the ISSP 2012 participants' final works is online in the galleries of this website and on vimeo!
For those of you who've been working on a project for a while, dreaming to someday turn it into a book: we invite applications for a 4-day workshop with Norwegian photographer and book publisher Morten Andersen "Editing a Project into a Book" - on 21-24 October in Riga. Application deadline: 27th September.
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 (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.
The ISSP 2012 final exhibition in Kuldīga will remain open to the public until 8 September! Come visit!
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!
The ISSP programme is now online. We are looking forward for 4th August!!
Pieteikšanās jaunajam ISSP Skolas mācību kursam 2012/2014 ir klāt! Ja Tu padziļināti interesējies un nodarbojies ar fotogrāfiju, vēlies paplašināt savu radošo potenciālu un izpratni par fotogrāfijas mediju, gūstot pieredzi no Latvijas labākajiem fotogrāfiem, ISSP Skola ir domāta Tev! Pieteikumus pieņemam līdz 15.jūlijam. Nodarbības sāksies 2012.gada septembrī. Grupas dalībnieku skaits - 20 cilvēki.
"Kurš gan nezina, ka nepieklājas jūsmot par fotogrāfijām, kurās attēloti kaķīši un mazi bērni." - Vilņa Vēja recenzija par Skolas izlaiduma izstādi "9 mēneši" Fotokvartālā.