Parallel Open Call 2019

PARALLEL Open call aims to select 30 new artists and 6 new curators working with photography who will participate in the PARALLEL Platform 3rd Cycle, occurring between September 2019 and November 2020. Those selected will be taking part in an innovative creative process, from the very beginning to the moment of the exhibition, together with 36 other new curators and artists.

The jurors are looking for new curators who satisfy the following criteria:
– are in the early stages of their career; 
– show significant artistic potential; 
– have an artistic engaged with contemporary discourse; 
– haven’t yet attained international recognition;
– have had NO MORE than 3 individual exhibitions in a museum/gallery/festival (ARTISTS);
– have had NO MORE than 6 collective exhibitions in a museum/gallery/festival (ARTISTS);
– have curated NO MORE than 3 exhibitions in a museum/gallery/festival (CURATORS).

The call is open internationally to new artists and new curators of all ages working with photography. The selection will take into account gender balance and overall diversity. There’s no compulsory theme, all work is appreciated.

PARALLEL working language is English; therefore all applicants must understand, speak, read and write in English.

All those interested in partaking should send their applications until March 31st. 

Entrance Fee: 20€

More info and submission 

European Borderlines - project results

The multimedia of the European Borderlines project results is finally online - take a look at the work of 12 photographers from Latvia, Turkey, Iceland and Portugal! 

World Press Photo izstāde būs Rīgā

No šī gada 14. maija līdz 2. jūnijam, pirmo reizi kopš 1991. gada, "World Press Photo" izstāde būs apskatāma arī Rīgā, Sv. Pētera baznīcā. / The World Press Photo exhibition is visiting Riga for the first time since 1991. See it from May 14 - June 2 at St. Peter's Church.


EIN magazine #2: Its not good enough?!

The results of an international project EINLab: Interact! are now available in a beautiful online magazine - see the works of 16 young photographers from Poland, Latvia, Slovenia and Germany done at a 3-week residency in Berlin. Featured young talents from Latvia: Ieva Raudsepa, Agnese Mūrnice, Līga Spunde and Una Stade. 

DEPO Istanbul show

News from sunny Istanbul: the complete collection of books and videos created within the Middle Town project will be featured at DEPO Istanbul from 2 to 4 November 2012! 

Contemporary Self Portraits

We are starting a new long-term project Contemporary Self Portraits and Portaits. For two years, a extensive collection of self-portraits and portraits of the inhabitants of Riga will be developed in cooperation with local and foreign artists; the results presented to the public in an exhibition in 2014!

FK par "9 mēneši"

"Kurš gan nezina, ka nepieklājas jūsmot par fotogrāfijām, kurās attēloti kaķīši un mazi bērni." - Vilņa Vēja recenzija par Skolas izlaiduma izstādi "9 mēneši" Fotokvartālā.

Šodien liela diena - notika Skolas pirmais izlaidums. "9 mēnešu" projekti ir apskatāmi arī virtuāli.
Līdz 30.jūnijam nāciet uz izstādi KKC! Pieteikšanos Skolas jaunajam 2012.-2014. gadu mācību kursam sludināsim pēc Jāņiem.

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! 

Middle Town Part I: Trabzon - book dummies

Here are the four book dummies produced by the project participants during our first Middle Town project workshop in Trabzon, Turkey (10-16 March 2012). We made four book dummies about Trabzon and it was an amazing learning exercise.