FUTURES

We are very happy to join the second round of the Futures platform from 2022. 

Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, Futures is a Europe-based photography platform bringing together the global photography community to support and nurture the professional development of emerging artists across the world. Since 2017, it aims to add long-term value in empowering early and mid-career photographers – launching initiatives to promote their work and granting them access to an unprecedented network of professionals, markets and audiences.

Every year, the Futures members nominate a group of artists to join the platform. By bringing together a wealth of resources and curatorial expertise, each talent selected by the members gains access to a wider network of professionals, markets and audiences. The platform aims to stimulate the photographic economy from the bottom up by expanding the market. Futures also organizes a series of events across Europe, online activities to professional and artistic development, and collaboration between art professional and Futures talents. Every year, they are all brought together at the Futures main event in the second semester. In this annual event, Futures offers workshops, portfolio reviews, coaching sessions, exhibitions and more.

In 2022, ISSP nominated 5 artists for the Futures pool of talents: 
Kristīne Krauze Slucka (LV)
Kristina Õllek (EE)
Konstantins Žukovs (LV)
Sergey Melnitchenko (UA) 
Vika Eksta (LV)