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.”
Otrdien, 16. augustā, plkst.19.00, jaunajā ¼ Satori radošajā telpā Berga bazārā ar publisku lekciju uzstāsies vairāku starptautisko balvu laureāts, fotogrāfs, rakstnieks, kurators un pedagogs Arno Rafaēls Minkinens (Arno Rafael Minkkinen).
You are cordially invited to the exhibition of ISSP 2011 final works in Kuldīga! The Opening and the screening of gala-works at Kuldiga open-air cinema are on Saturday, 13th August, 19:00. The exhibition is open to public till 2 October 2011.
The ISSP 2011 Evening programme will present exciting series of presentations and talks by teachers and guests - every evening 20:00, starting from 7 August till ISSP Exhibition Opening on 13th August. The evening talks are open to visitors free of charge - all lovers of photography are welcome.
Esam saņēmusi 52 pieteikumus pirmajam ISSP Skolas mācību gadam! Paldies visiem, kas pieteicās, par uzticēšanos un interesi par jauno programmu. Dalību piedāvāsim tiem 15, kuriem pēc mūsu domām, šī programma ir visvairāk vajadzīga. Atlases rezultātus paziņosim līdz augusta sākumam.
Here are the results of the workshop "Documentary photo-essay: Stories form Kuldīga" led by Sarah Leen and Bill Marr of National Geographic Magazine to 16 young Latvian photographers in Kuldīga, Latvia on 26-29 May 2011. 16 stories, transformed into collective dedication to the town of Kuldīga.
Mūsu vairāku mēnešu garumā lolots projekts ir klāt - ISSP Skola! Mācību kurss fotogrāfiem, kuri vēlās iedziļināties medija saturiskajos aspektos deviņu mēnešu garumā, paralēli strādājot pie personīgā projekta un mācoties no Latvijas labākiem fotogrāfiem. Nodarbības notiks no 2011.gada septembra līdz maijam, darbadienu vakaros. Grupas dalībnieku skaits - 15 cilvēki. Pieteikumus pieņemam līdz 10.jūlijam!
Dear ISSP applicants, today we have sent email notifications to all, both selected and unselected applicants, informing about the results and the next steps for selected participants. But it looks like some of them may be stuck in spam filters! In case you have not received information on the selection results, check your spam storage first. If you still havent got the news, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org ! Nice weekend to all!
Good morning! The process of careful ISSP participants selection is now completed, and the list of the 60 photographers who will be offered places in Workshops 1-5 is online! Together with the Borderlines workshop, ISSP 2011 will host 72 photographers from 24 countries of the world. The list will be adjusted pending participants confirmations. We will inform all the applicants by email shortly.