Riga Photography Biennal & ISSP Gallery prize winner announced

Annija Muižule. From the series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’, 2016-2018

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.”

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.

Meistarklase "Landscape and Manscape"

Aicinām fotogrāfus līdz 10. aprīlim pieteikties 2 dienu meistarklasei ar Islandiešu fotogrāfu un foto-redaktoru Pallu Stefanssonu! Meistarklase ainavas un cilvēku ietekmētās ainavas tematikā notiks 20.-21. aprīlī Rīgā un Bolderājā.
We invite photographers to apply for a 2-day masterclass with Icelandic photographer Páll Stefánsson (Iceland Review Magazine) "Landscape and Manscape: The Edge of Riga" on 20-21 April! Applications accepted till 10th April.

ISSP 2011 video is released

Whilst in preparation for the 2012 ISSP edition, we have just completed the short ISSP 2011 video. 
Sweet summer vibes!...

ISSP Skolas autora vakars: fotogrāfe Katrina Tang (EST)

Trešdien, 22.februarī plkst 18:30 ISSP Skolas vieslekciju programmas ietvaros notiks tikšanās ar Igauņu modes fotogrāfi Katrīnu Tang (fashion and editorial photography), kura rādīs/stāstīs par saviem projektiem.

ISSP 2012 - dates

Dear all, for your information, the International Summer School of Photography will this year take place in Kuldiga on 4-12 August 2012. We are in process of putting together the programme. Applications will be announced as usual around end of March - stay tuned & check this site a little later.

 

 

 

Middle Town project participants

The participants of the new project "Middle Town: Picturing the Unspectacular" have been confirmed. The selected photographers are:  Diāna Tamane, Iveta Vaivode, Ieva Epnere and Artis Silenieks from Latvia, Muge Yilmaz, Volkan Kiziltunc, Yigit Tanel Kacar and Zeynep Beler from Turkey, Nico Baumgarten from Germany, Michela Palermo from Italy, Karolina Wojtasik from Poland and Andris Feldmanis from Estonia. Congratulations guys!

 

Autora vakars fotomuzejā - Ēriks Lusito: pagrimuma semiotika

ISSP Skola sadarbībā ar Latvijas Fotogrāfijas muzeju aicina uz tikšanos ar fotogrāfu Ēriku Lusito (FR): “Pēc dzelzs priekškara. Padomju impērijas mantojums – pagrimuma semiotika” piektdien, 3. februarī, plkst. 18:00, Latvijas Fotogrāfijas muzejā.

ISSP Garage Sale 2011

Aicinām ISSP draugus, draugu draugus, un draugu draugu draugus apmeklēt pirmo vēsturē ISSP "Garage Sale" - fotogrāfiju izpārdošanu šī gada 28.decembrī no plkst 17:00 - 21:00. Tava dalība atbalstīs ISSP darbību 2012.gadā!