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.

SELF PUBLISH RIGA saruna - fotogrāmatas Latvijā

Šo ceturtdien, 26. maijā, plkst. 18.00 aicinām uz Dzelceļa muzeju, kur notiks SELF PUBLISH RIGA saruna par fotogrāmatām Latvijā! Piedalās Latviešu autori Arnis Balčus, Māra Brašmane, Inga Erdmane, Reinis Hofmanis un Anna Volkova (Orbīta), kuri stāstīs par savu izdevumu tapšanu un diskutēs par grāmatas lomu Latvijas fotogrāfijā.

Riga Photomonth 2016

Laipni lūgti uz festivāla Rīgas Fotomēnesis 2016 atklāšanu 12. maijā, kā arī lieliskām lekcijām un pasākumiem 3 dienu garumā - pilna atklāšanas nedēļas programma apskatama šeit!

The Riga Photomonth 2016 is about to start! The Festival officially opens on 12 May with exhibitions Territories and SELF PUBLISH RIGA, followed by a great programme of talks and events for the entire weekend - welcome! 

SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2016

SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2016 exhibition and talks coming this week as part of the opening events of the Riga Photomonth 2016! Detailed programme of the events here. 

SELF PUBLISH RIGA izstāde un pasākumu sērija sākās 12. maijā, reizē ar Rīgas Fotomēneša atklāšanu! Detalizēta pasākumu programma te.
 

ISSP International Masterclass exhibition MIXTAPE

Till 2 June we invite to see the exhibition of five alumni of the ISSP International Masterclass - Ieva Raudsepa, Emanuele Camerini, Ulrike Schmitz, Merlin Nadj-Torma, Salvatore Vitale MIXTAPE, curated by Aaron Schuman - opening on 13 May at 20:00 at K.K. fon Stricka Villa!

Līdz 2. jūnijam aicinām apskatīt ISSP Starptautiskās meistarklases absolventu iztādi MIXTAPE, kurā apskatāmi Ievas Raudsepas (LV), Salvatores Vitāles (IT/CH), Emanueles Kamerīni (IT), Ulrikes Šmites (DE) un Merlinas Nadj-Tormas (DE) - darbi. Izstādes kurators - Ārons Šumans (UK). Atklāšana 13. maijā plkst. 20:00 K.K.for Stricka villā! 

Artist talks: Alex F. Webb, Jonas Feige

We cordially invite you to talks by the Flâneur project resident artists in Riga - Alex F. Webb and Jonas Feige on Wednesday 11 May 6.30 pm at the ISSP Studio! 

Aicinām uz Flâneur projekta rezidences mākslinieku Aleksa F. Veba un Jonasa Feiges autorvakaru trešdien, 11. maijā plkst. 18.30 ISSP Studijā! 

Artist talks: Arnold van Bruggen, Anoek Steketee

You are cordially invited for an artist talk by Arnold van Bruggen and Anoek Steketee Creating through Collaboration - stories on slow journalism & modern documentary on 5 May 18:00. The talk is organised in cooperation with SSE Riga as part of Riga Photomonth 2016. 

Aicinām uz Arnolda van Brugena un Anūk Steketē publisko lekciju Radīt sadarbībā - stāsti par lēno žurnalistiku un moderno dokumentālismu 5. maijā plkst .18:00. Pasākums tiek rīkots sadarbībā ar SSE Riga Rīgas fotomēneša ietvaros.

10 years - 10 photographers

ISSP is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a new publication - the ISSP 10 postcard set showcasing some of the best new Latvian photography by 10 emerging artists, friends and contemporaries of ISSP.

#ISSP10 instagram takeovers

And the birthday celebrations continue! To kick off our eleventh year, we have asked 10+1 great photographers from around the world - our friends, students and tutors - to take over ISSP's instagram for a week with a view of their everyday life and artistic practice. First up - Valentino Bellini in Palermo, Sicily! Follow: www.instagram.com/issp_latvia/ 

ISSP 2016 Applications open!

Dear friends! Finally, our new website is up and ISSP 2016 is OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS! Awaiting a brilliant turnout again - this time with Anouk Kruithof, Paolo Woods, Federico Clavarino, Jason Evans, Alejandro Chaskielberg and Taiyo Onorato!
August 6 - 14 in our lovely Kuldīga. Deadline for applications - 8 May! 

ISSP turns 10

Ladies and gentlemen, association ISSP has just turned 10 years old! // Biedrībai ISSP ir 10 gadu!