:: ISSP 2014 Evening Programme ::
Every evening starting 20:30 :: Sunday August 3 till Saturday August 9
At Pelči boarding school in Pelči village, Kuldīga district


As usual, the ISSP 2014 will offer a series of fascinating evening presentations and talks by ISSP masters and participants at the campus in Pelči, Kuldīga district. The ISSP evening programme is open to all photography lovers free of charge - welcome! 
 

Sunday, August 3 
20:30 - 22:30 ISSP Participants' Portfolio Night
ISSP participants - photographers from 24 countries - presenting their work. 


Monday, August 4 
20:30 - 22:00 "My Work" - Artist talk, Mark Steinmetz (USA)
Mark Steinmetz is a photographer residing in Athens, Georgia (USA). His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and published in nine books: South Central, South East, Greater AtlantaSummertime, Italia, and Paris in my time, Philip and Micheline, idyll and pastoral and included in important collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and others. Steinmetz has taught photography at Harvard, Yale, Emory University, and The University of Hartford.
The talk is a chronological overview of his development as a photographer. He will touch on works made in the United States, particularly the American South, as well as projects done in Paris and Italy.


Tuesday, August 5
20:30 - 21:45 part I: "Multimedia storytelling - linear, interactive, and installation formats", Adrian Kelterborn (CH)
Adrian Kelterborn is a multimedia and film producer, director and editor. As a lead producer at Magnum in Motion, the inhouse-multimedia department of Magnum Photos, he produced more than 100 multimedia essays in close collaboration with Magnum photographers. He is now back in Bern, Switzerland, developing various mixed media projects for online and offline platforms.
In his talk, Adrian will speak about the different options we have today for working with multimedia and what it means for storytelling possibilities and platforms.

21:45 - 23:00 part II: Artist talk, Antonin Kratochvil (CZ)
A photojournalist, founding member of the VII photo agency, Antonin Kratochvil has covered all sorts of major events, rebellions and natural disasters around the world in the last few decades. His fluid and unconventional work has been sought by numerous publications stretching across widely differing interests. From shooting Mongolia’s street children to a portrait session with David Bowie, his ability to see through and into his subjects has made his pictures into uncensored visions, documenting the time in which he lives.
 

Wednesday, August 6
20:30 - 22:00 "John Burke: the greatest war photographer you've never heard of" - Artist talk, Simon Norfolk (UK)
Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work has been themed around a probing and stretching of the meaning of the word 'battlefield' in all its forms. He has photographed in some of the world's worst war-zones and refugee crises, but is equally at home photographing supercomputers used to design military systems or test-launches of nuclear missiles. Norfolk’s work has been widely recognized internationally, and he has been described by critics as “the leading documentary photographer of our time”.
Simon will talk about his project in Afghanistan in parallel with the forgotten Irish war photographer John Burke who followed the British into Afghanistan in 1878, raising the subject of imperialist arrogance which many will find very relevant today.
 

Thursday, August 7
20:30 - 21:45 part I: "The Girly movement in Japanese photography (1990s)" - Yurie Nagashima (JP)
Yurie Nagashima is a Japanese photographer and contemporary artist working predominantly in the genres of self-portraiture, portraiture, street photography and still life. Has been awarded several prestigious national awards in Japan for her work that deals with the family, gender and identity. She studied photography at the California Institute of the Arts and is currently continuing her research on the history of modern Japanese photography and her artistic practice in Tokyo.
Yurie will talk about the 90s movement in Japanese photography, when many young women entered this formerly predominantly male discipline. This phenomenon was labeled “Girly photo”. She will introduce some photographers from that time period, as well as showing her own work.

21:45 - 23:00 part II: “Making a photobook: How to talk so the graphic designer will listen, and listen so the photographer will talk” - Rafal Milach and Ania Nalecka (PL)
An outstanding creative tandem, photographer Rafal Milach and graphic designer Ania Nalecka from Poland have been working together on a number of fascinating photography books and publications, such as 7 RoomsBlack Sea of ConcreteIn the Car with R by Rafal Milach, as well as numerous other books produced by Sputnik collective that they are both a part of. Rafal and Ania will speak about the collaboration between an artist and graphic designer in the process of making of a photobook.
 

Friday, August 8 
20:30 - 21:45 "Eugène Atget and the Freedom of Old Age" - lecture by Mark Steinmetz
Eugène Atget - a French flâneur and a pioneer of documentary photography, Atget was determined to document the architecture and street scenes of Paris before modernization. Most of his work was published after his death. An inspiration for the surrealists and other artists, his genius was only recognized by a handful of young artists in the last two years of his life, and he did not live to see the wide acclaim his work would eventually receive.


Saturday, August 9 
19:00 - Opening of the ISSP 2014 Exhibition at Kuldīga Arts Hall 
22:00 - Screening of the ISSP final works at Kuldīga Open-air Cinema 

 

All the evening talks take place at Pelči boarding school, Pelči, Kuldīga district - see Location for a map of how to get there.

NB! ISSP does not provide catering for the guests. For those who need a place to stay overnight, its possible to find dormitory beds at the campus, if arranged at least two days before (write to office@issp.lv). Guests are asked to take care not to disturb the work of the ISSP workshops.

ISSP Masterclass evening talks in Kuldīga

An exciting programme of evening talks by our special guests Emma Bowkett, Teun van der Heijden, Lars Willumeit and The Cool Couple will be open to the public in Kuldīga as part of the final session of the 2016/2017 ISSP International Masterclass!

Visu nedēļu Kuldīgā piedāvājam aizraujošu vakara programmu ar fotogrāfijas jomas ekspertiem, bet sestdien aicinām uz ISSP Starptautiskās Meistarklases 2016/2017 izstādes atklāšanu Kuldīgas Mākslas namā. 

The Cool Couple: atvērtā lekcija Rīgā

Šo trešdien, 11.oktobrī, plkst. 18.30 notiks Kuldīgas Fotogrāfijas rezidences mākslinieku The Cool Couple autorvakars Rīgā, ISSP Skolas telpās, Raiņa bulvārī 31-11. 

The Cool Couple ir mākslinieku duets no Itālijas – Nikolo Benetons (Niccolò Benetton, 1986) un Simone Santilli (1987) – kas savos darbos pievērš uzmanību spriedzes punktiem cilvēku ikdienas mijiedarbībā ar attēliem. Mākslinieki izmanto dažādus, brīžiem pārsteidzošus izteiksmes veidus – no laikmetīgās fotogrāfijas līdz meditācijas tehnikām, no elektrostatiskajām salvetēm līdz ķīniešu kavergrupas mūzikas ierakstiem.

International Summer School of Photography 2017

Our new year begins with a bittersweet announcement - the International Summer School of Photography will not be taking place in 2017. Due to major renovation work at our base, Pelči Castle, the ISSP team is taking the opportunity to recharge, regroup and focus on other ISSP projects. We will be back in 2018, energised and bursting with fresh ideas!

Meanwhile, we hope to see you at festivals throughout Europe, and do keep an eye out for ISSP International Masterclass applications opening in autumn!

ISSP Masterclass evening talks in Kuldīga: Norfolk, Toledano

We're starting a new cycle of the ISSP International Masterclass, and as part of its first session in Kuldīga, a series of talks and presentations by the tutors and participants are open to all photography lovers, free of charge!

Sākam jaunu ciklu ISSP Starptautiskajai meistarklasei - tās pirmās sesijas ietvaros, interesentiem ir iespēja apmeklēt programmas pasniedzēju un studentu lekcijas un prezentācijas. Pasākumi ir bez maksas!

ISSP 2016 Artist Talks in Riga: Paolo Woods, Federico Clavarino

As part of the broader International Summer School of Photography 2016 programme, we invite you to the artist talks of two photographers - ISSP 2016 masters - Paolo Woods and Federico Clavarino in Riga. The event will take place August 16, 18.00, at the co-working space The Mill, Brīvības iela 33, free entry.

Otrdien, 16. augustā, plkst. 18.00 aicinām uz pazīstamo fotogrāfu Paolo Vudsa un Federiko Klavarino publiskām lekcijām - darbu prezentācijām. Vudss un Klavarino Latvijā viesojās, lai pasniegtu meistarklases vienpadsmitajā Starptautiskajā fotogrāfijas vasaras skolā (ISSP). Lekcijas notiks koprades The Mill, Brīvības iela 33, ieeja bez maksas.

ISSP 2016 Exhibition in Kuldīga

We cordially invite you to the ISSP 2016 exhibition in Kuldīga featuring the works of 74 photographers from 25 countries and 8 Pelči village inhabitants, all created during the International Summer School of Photography 2016. Opening - Saturday, 13 August, 19.30!

Esiet mīļi gaidīti uz ISSP 2016 gala darbu izstādi, kurā būs redzami šā gada Starptautiskās fotogrāfijas vasaras skolas dalībnieku, 74 fotogrāfu no 25 valstīm un 8 Pelču vietējo iedzīvotāju darbi - fotogrāfijas, video, instalācijas un skulptūras, kas tapušas septiņu tematisku darbnīcu ietvaros. Atklāšana - sestdien, 13. augustā plkst. 19.30!

Selected participants - ISSP 2016

We are delighted to announce the list of the ISSP 2016 selected participants - 73 photographers from over 25 countries of the world! Thanks a lot for our great experts team - Louise Clemens (Format Festival), Salvatore Vitale and Paola Paleari (YET Magazine), Ann-Christin Bertrand (C/O Berlin) and Anastasiia Fedorova (The Calvert Journal) for helping us through the evaluations! We are looking forward for confirmations and for seeing you in Latvia soon!