The list of ISSP 2015 selected participants is online - congratulations to 73 photographers from 23 countries! Unfortunately we could not offer places to many more qualified applicants - the waiting list is pretty impressive. We are looking forward to confirmations and to meeting everyone in August!
Riga Photography Biennal & ISSP Gallery prize winner announced
Congratulations - the Riga Photography Biennial and ISSP Gallery Award ‘Seeking the Latest in Photography!’ has been presented to Annija Muižule (Latvia) for her series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’. We're excited to show Annija's exhibition at the ISSP Gallery next spring!
Congratulations also to Reinis Lismanis, who received the special prize - an opportunity to publish his "Trial and Error" series as a photography book with NoRoutine Books!
This is the third year the Riga Photography Biennial’s Award for young Baltic photographers has been presented. The RPB received 53 applications from photographers from the three Baltic States. 15 artists were selected during the first round. The jury nominated 10 finalists who will be invited to participate free of charge in the RPB’s Off-year Programme 2019 Portfolio Review: from Estonia – Aap Tepper, Mari-Leen Kiipli, Hedi Jaansoo; from Lithuania – Vytautas Kumza, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte; from Latvia – Reinis Lismanis, Annija Muižule, Georgs Avetisjans, Paula Jansone and Annemarija Gulbe.
The award was presented by an internationally renowned jury - Michael Biedowicz (DE), photo editor and owner of Pavlov’s Dog Gallery; Iveta Gabaliņa (LV), programme director of the ISSP Gallery; Jonatan Habib Engqvist (SE), curator and writer; Sten Ojave (EE), curator at Center For Contemporary Arts, Estonia; Paul Paper (LT), artist and curator; Daiga Rudzāte (LV), editor-in-chief of ‘Arterritory’ culture portal and director of INDIE culture project agency; Amelie Schuele (DE), exhibition manager Unseen; Mitch Speed (CA/DE), artist and art critic; Diāna Tamane (LV), artist and RPB Award winner 2018.
The jury commented on the award-winning series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’: “Annija Muižule presents a humorous and critical analysis of contemporary photography, where the artist researches the commodification of images and interplays between images and words. This is done through a conceptually clear and remarkably simple gesture of looking at how emotions are expressed through stock images, as well as the indexical signs provided by jpg names. By focusing on the interaction between suppliers and our expectations, her work acts as an inquiry into the role of contemporary photography. It is a pertinent observation of how these images not only represent but also create the way we understand the world.”
Pelču un Kuldīgas novada jaunieši ir aicināti pieteikties uz eksperimentālo fotogrāfijas darbnīcu Into the Wild - "Ceļojums uz...", kas notiks ISSP 2015 ietvaros Vinsena Bīkmana un Vikas Ekstas vadībā. Pieteikšanas termiņš 7.jūnījs!
We are happy to announce the selection results for Kuldīga Photography Residency 2015! The three photographers selected from over 70 international applications are Maija Savolainen (Finland), Cemil Batur Gökçeer (Turkey) and Adam Golfer (USA). Very much looking forward to welcoming them in Kuldīga in August - September!
6. maijā aicinām uz Vācijas fotogrāfa Niko Baumgartena grāmatas "How the other half lives" atklāšanu, atvērto lekciju un pop-up izstādi ISSP Skolas pagalmā!
On 6 May, ISSP will host the book launch of Nico Baumgarten's new book "How the other half lives", as well as an artist talk and pop-up exhibition!
ISSP is glad to be a partner and co-organiser of Riga Photomonth - the programme of 2015 off-year events start today! We are organising artist talks with Nico Baumgarten and Andrew Miksys and the exhibition of the ISSP students in June!
Mums ir prieks būt par daļu no Rīgas Fotomēneša - 2015. starpgadu programma sākās šodien! ISSP rīko publiskās lekcijas ar Nico Baumgartenu un Andrew Miksys un ISSP Skolas studentu darbu izstādi jūnija sākumā!
Applications are invited for the Kuldīga Photography Residency 2015 - two places for photographers / artists working with photography are available this August - September, in wonderful Kuldīga!
Līdz 3.aprīlim atvērta pieteikšanās uz grāmatu veidošanas darbnīcu ar Nico Baumgarten, kas notiks no 24.-26.aprīlim un 1.-3. maijam Rīgā! Applications are open to 6 days artist's book making workshop with Nico Baumgarten - deadline 3 April!
21.martā aicinām uz ISSP Starptautiskās meistarklases Kuldīgas sesijas rezultātu prezentāciju un izstādes atklāšanu! Izstāde publikai apskatāma no 22.marta līdz 12.aprīlim - laipni lūgti!
We are excited to announce that from 15 - 21 March, Kuldīga will host the first session of the new ISSP International Masterclass. As part of the event, we invite you to attend an open evening programme of lectures and presentations, as well as a pop-up exhibition of the first results on March 21 at Kuldīga Arts House.
We are delighted to announce the Call for Applications for the ISSP 2015, the 10th anniversary edition of the ISSP! This August in Kuldīga - storytelling and collage with Jim Goldberg, landscape with Alexander Gronsky, narrative portraiture with Alessandra Sanguinetti, nature stories with Anna Fox, photobook making with Akina Books and Nico Baumgarten and camera obscura experiments with Takashi Homma! Don't miss it - the deadline fo applications is 20 April!
Mark the dates: 1 - 9 August 2015 in Kuldīga! We are happy to announce that the anniversary edition of the International Summer School of Photography will host masterclasses by Jim Goldberg, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Anna Fox, Alexander Gronsky, Takashi Homma and a bookmaking class by Akina books & Nico Baumgarten! The call for applications will be announced in March.