Due to Covid-19 SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2020 will not open in May, as originally scheduled. However, we are still determined to make it happen - as soon as the circumstances will allow, we'll announce new dates.

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SELF PUBLISH RIGA is a series of events dedicated to photobooks and selfpublishing, organised by ISSP as part of Riga Photomonth. It consists of an international book dummy competition, photobook exhibition from all over the world and an extensive public programme including presentations, discussions, workshops and guided tours.

Additionally, SELF PUBLISH RIGA presents Latvian (and Baltic) photobook abroad. We have taken part at events such as Fotobookfestival Kassel, Photobook Week Aarhus, Fotobok Gbg, Photobookfest Moscow, Gazebook: Sicily Photobook Festival, Belgrade Photomonth and Foto Tallinn. If you are interested in an exhibition or presentation of photobooks from from Latvia and the Baltic countries, please get in contact.

Self Publish Riga winners announced!

Self Publish Riga contest results announced! Congratulations to Top Ten and the winners - Alessia Bernardini (“Becoming Simone”), Mafalda Rakoš, Iuna Vieira& Raphael Reichl (“3rd Generation”), Līva Rutmane (“Chomsky”) and Alvaro Deprit (“Dreaming Leone”), as well as Antalis Award recipients Luīze Pētersone (“House in the woods”) and Anna Volkova (“Temporary need”)!


The programme of talks and presentations for SELF PUBLISH RIGA, one of the central events of the Riga Photomonth 2014, is online. On 9 - 11 May, Riga will host over 15 international guests speaking about photobooks and self/publishing, 9 book collections, shortlisted dummies from the Self Publish Riga contest and a pop-up bookstore - a festival within the festival!

Artist's Book Workshop

Applications are open for Artist's Book Workshop with Nico Baumgarten, from 3-7 May in Riga! Photographers, illustrators, graphic artists and other creatives with projects ready for presentation in form of a book are welcome to apply by 1st April!

Submit your dummy

We are happy to announce the SELF PUBLISH RIGA photobook dummy contest and exhibition! Send us your dummy until 20 April 2014 take part in the exciting events during Riga Photomonth on 3-11 May! More information here.