Riga Photography Biennial & ISSP Gallery prize shortlist announced

Reinis Lismanis. From the series Trial and Error. 2016 – ongoing.

The Riga Photography Biennial and ISSP Gallery announces 15 nominees for Seeking the Latest in Photography! Award 2019! Congratulations to Georgs Avetisjans (LV), Jurgis Gecys (LT), Veronika Gorbačova (LV), Annemarija Gulbe (LV), Aksel Haagensen (EE), Hedi Jaansoo (EE), Paula Jansone (LV), Mari-Leen Kiipli (EE), Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte (LT), Vytautas Kumza (LT), Eliis Laul (EE), Reinis Lismanis (LV), Annija Muižule (LV), Zanda Puče (LV), Aap Tepper (EE).

The award winner will be announced on November 15 and  will be offered a solo exhibition during the Riga Photography Biennial’s Off-year programme in April 2019 at the ISSP Gallery (Berga Bazārs, Riga). Several other prizes will also be awarded, including the possibility for up to 10 applicants to participate in the portfolio review of Riga Photography Biennial’s Off-year programme in 2019 free of charge.  Gytis Skudžinskas un Vilma Samulionyte (LT), founders of NoRoutine Books, will select one of the participants for their own award – an opportunity to publish a photo book.

Finalists will be selected by an international jury: Paul Paper (LT), artist and curator; Daiga Rudzāte (LV), editor-in-chief of ‘Arterritory’ culture portal and director of INDIE culture project agency; Mitch Speed (CA/DE), artist and art critic; Michael Biedowicz (DE), photo editor and owner of Pavlov’s Dog Gallery; Jonatan Habib Engqvist (SE), curator; Sten Ojave (EE), curator at Center For Contemporary Arts, Estonia; Amelie Schule (DE), ‘Unseen’ exhibition manager; Diāna Tamane (LV), artist and RPB Award 2018 winner; Iveta Gabaliņa, programme director of the ISSP Gallery.

Artist Talks at the Museum

In cooperation with the Latvian Museum of Photogrpaphy, we invite to meet two photographers whose work made in Latvia is currently on show in the Museum! Artist talks by Hirohisa Koike (Japan) and Luca Berti (Italy) on 16th January 18:00!

ISSP experience by Anya Schiller

A home movie on the ISSP experience, by Anya Schiller, is finally out! Lots of love, photography, and cows. Based on real events at the International Summer School of Photography 2014. 

ISSP 2014 final works online

We are proud to present the final works produced by the ISSP 2014 participants this August in Kuldīga! Watch the complete series at the Final works galleries on this website and in vimeo

Artist Talks at the Museum

In cooperation with Latvian Museum of Photogrpahy we are pleased to present a series of two artist talks: American photographer Jen Davis and Polish photographer, a founding partner of Sputnik Photos Jan Brykczyński will present their work in Riga on September 23 and 24. Welcome! 
 

ISSP 2014 final exhibition

We cordially invite all photography lovers to explore the results of the ISSP 2014 at the final Exhibition in Kuldīga! The group show of ISSP participants' works will be on display until September 14 in Kuldīga Arts hall. Opening: Saturday, 9 August, 7pm - welcome!

ISSP 2014 - evening programme

Traditionally, the ISSP will offer a series of fascinating evening presentations and talks by the masters and participants at the ISSP campus in Pelči, Kuldīga district from Sunday August 3 until Saturday August 9. The evening programme is free of charge - all photography lovers are welcome!