About us

Association ISSP is a non-commercial education and networking platform for emerging photographers, based in Latvia and acting internationally. ISSP offers highest-quality informal education programmes for photographers and creates new ways to promote cross-border exchange of ideas in the art of photography.

Since its establishment in 2006, ISSP has yearly run the International Summer School of Photography, initiated education and exchange programmes and projects, curated a number of exhibitions and publications, established a contemporary photography education programme in Latvia, and, most importantly, gathered a thriving community of young photographers in Latvia and internationally - our students and teachers come from over 30 countries, five continents around the world.

ISSP team by Marcos Lopez, May 2014

ISSP Team:

Julija Berkoviča, Liāna Ivete Beņķe, Ieva Raudsepa, Iveta Vaivode, Ingus Bajārs, Sintija Mikanovska-Mikalovska, Evita Goze, Inga-Linda Tilgase, Arnis Āboliņš, Roberts Dzenis, Edgars Širokovs, Baiba Tetere, Andrejs Strokins