World Press Photo Riga portfolio review

LV:

World Press Photo 2013 izglītības programmas ietvaros ISSP sadarbībā ar Borisa un Ināras Teterevu fonda mākslas programmu “Tête-à-Tête 20 epizodēs”, Dānijas Kultūras Institūtu un Ziemeļvalstu Ministru padomes biroju piedāvā:

PORTFOLIO SKATE ar World Press Photo laureātiem
Eksperti: Stephan Vanfleteren (BE), Jan Grarup (DK), Alexander Gronsky (RU/LV)

24.maijā plkst. 10:00 – 13:00
Ziemeļvalstu Ministru padomes birojā Rīgā

No 14. maija līdz 2. jūnijam Rīgā, Sv.Pētera baznīcā viesosies World Press Photo 2013 izstāde. Saistītā portfolio skate ar trijiem World Press Photo konkursa uzvarētājiem paredzēta fotožurnālistiem un fotogrāfiem, kuri strādā dokumentālā žanrā. Individuālās konsultācijās ar pieredzējošiem fotogrāfiem katram dalībniekam būs iespēja dzirdēt vērtīgus padomus par saviem darbiem, to prezentāciju, publicēšanu un idejisko attīstību. Ir paredzēta “atvērtā tipa” skate – dalībniekiem būs iespēja netraucējot ieklausīties ekspertu komentāros arī par citu dalībnieku darbiem. 

Skate būs organizēta 20 minūšu sesijās, katram dalībniekam paredzētas divas sesijas pie diviem dažādiem ekspertiem. Konsultāciju laiki tiks izziņoti iepriekš. Dalībniekiem jāņem līdzi drukāts portfolio vai elektroniska prezentācija, ietverot 1 - 2 projektus vai fotostāstus, kas radīti vai pabeigti pēdējo gadu laikā.
Skate notiks angļu valodā.

Dalība bez maksas, pateicoties Teterevu fonda atbalstam. NB! Vietu skaits ierobežots, tikai pēc iepriekšējas pieteikšanās! Laiki tiks rezervēti pirmajiem 12 fotogrāfiem, kas pieteikušies ar kvalitatīviem portfolio. 

Lai pieteiktos: sūtiet e-pastu uz office@issp.lv, īsumā raksturojot savu darbību fotogrāfijā, aprakstot, ko sagaidāt no portfolio skates, un pievienojot interneta saiti uz savu portfolio/mājaslapu vai 1-2 projektus/ fotostāstus (ne vairāk kā 16 fotogrāfijas, jpg,max 300 kb katra). Nosauciet divus ekspertus, pie kuriem jūs vēlaties konsultēties prioritārā secībā.

Pieteikšanās termiņš – 2013.gada 10.maijs. Apstiprinājums dalībai ar individuālo laika grafiku sekos līdz 12.maijam.

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ENG:

As part of the World Press Photo 2013 education programme in Riga, ISSP in cooperation with The Boris un Ināra Teterev foundation arts programme “Tête-à-Tête. 20 epizodes”, Danish Cultural Institute and Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Riga presents:

PORTFOLIO REVIEW with World Press Photo award winners
Experts: Stephan Vanfleteren (BE), Jan Grarup (DK), Alexander Gronsky (RU/LV)

24 May 2013, 10:00 – 13:00
at Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Riga

The World Press Photo 2013 exhibition is visiting Riga between May 14 - June 2 2013. The portfolio review with WPPh winners is aimed at photojournalists and documentary photographers. Each participant will get two 20-minutes sessions with the experts. What is envisaged is an open review, where other participants will be able to learn also listening to the comments given the others. You should bring a printed portfolio or electronic presentation including 1 - 2 projects or photo stories created or completed with the past years.
The language of the portfolio review is English.

Participation is free of charge. The number of spaces is limited! Priority will be given to the first 12 applications with portfolios of sufficient quality.

To apply: send an e-mail to office@issp.lv, giving a short description of your background in photography and expectations from the portfolio review. Include a link to your portfolio/website OR images from 1-2 projects or photo-stories (no more than 16 images, jpg,max 300 kb each).
Name the two experts you wish to consult with in order of priority.
Application deadline - May 10 2013

Successful applicants shall be notified by May 12. Review schedule with individual time slots will be announced beforehand.
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Informācija par portfolio skates ekspertiem / Information about the review experts:
 

Jan Grarup (DK)
1st Prize WPPh 2013 Sports Feature Stories category
Born in Denmark in 1968, Jan Grarup has been reporting for more than two decades on conflict around the world, including the Gulf War, the Rwandan genocide, the siege of Sarajevo, and the Palestinian uprising against Israel in 2000. His body of work reflects his belief in photojournalism’s role as a witness, an historical record, and an instrument of change and of its necessity in telling the stories of people who are powerless to tell their own. Grarup has been honored with some of the photography industry’s and human rights organization’s most prestigious awards, including two nominations for the W. Eugene Smith memorial fund for humanistic photography, eight World Press Photo awards, special mention for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, two UNICEF children’s awards, five times Photographer of the Year Award in Denmark, and many more. Recent photographs include those of the earthquake in Haiti taken for Time and Dagbladet Information. In November 2011, Grarup joined The New York Times as a staff photographer, covering Africa and the Middle East, especially Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and the Horn of Africa. In late 2011, he photographed the refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, and during 2012 traveled extensively in Somalia, producing in-depth reportage on several issues faced by the Somali population. He has twice been a master at the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass.
 

Stephan Vanfleteren (BE)
1st prize WPPh 2013 People – Staged Portraits Stories category
Stephan Vanfleteren lives and works in his native Belgium. After his photography studies he started to work as a freelancer in 1993. His black-and-white documentary photography covers the disappearance of small, anarchic worlds and the phenomena of everyday life in Belgium, as well as events from conflict zones and portrayals of everyday life around the world.  After working for the daily edition of De Morgen newspaper in the past, Vanfleteren now contributes to its weekend supplements.In 1998, Stephan Vanfleteren won the European Fuji Awards; in 1996, 1998 and 2000, he won five World Press Photo Awards and several Belgian press awards. He also won the German Henri Nannen Prize in 2011. In 2012, he received the five-yearly Culture Award for the Province of West Flanders and the National Portrait Award in the Netherlands. This year, he has won the World Press Photo Award for his series ‘People of Mercy’ in the category ‘Staged Portraits’. He has also served on the jury of three World Press Photo Contests. Vanfleteren's work has been exhibited throughout Western Europe and presented in books including Elvis & Presley, Tales from a Globalizing World, Flandrien, Belgicum and his recent photobook Portret 1989/2009.
 

Alexander Gronsky (RU/LV)
3rd prize WPPh 2012 Daily Life stories category
Alexander Gronsky was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1980 and began working as a press photographer in 1998. He gradually moved from editorial photography to working on personal documentary projects focusing on the contemporary Russian landscape.He has won numerous awards, including 3rd prize in Daily Life stories at World Press Photo 2012, 2011 Prix Levallois-Epson, the 2012 Foam Paul Huf Award, the 2010 Silver Camera Grand Prix, Moscow, the 2009 Critical Mass Top 50, the 2009 Aperture Portfolio Prize, and the 2009 Linhof Young Photographer Award. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions in Moscow, Paris, New York, Amsterdam, Bogota, and Levallois, France, as well as in group exhibitions. He was a participant in the 2003 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. Gronsky is based in Riga, Latvia and is represented by Institute for Artist Management.
 

Papildus informācija / Additional information: office@issp.lv, t. + 371 27842875, + 371 29711721

Izsludināta pieteikšanās kursam "Ievads fotogrāfijā"

Apgūsti jaunu vizuālu valodu kopā ar mums! ISSP Skolas intensīvais divu mēnešu kurss "Ievads fotogrāfijā" piedāvā apgūt fotogrāfiskās domāšanas pamatus un kameras tehniskās iespējas interaktīvā un radošā vidē, izcilu pasniedzēju vadibā. Lieliska iespēja spert pirmos soļus fotogrāfijas pasaules izzināšanā un gūt jaunas prasmes attēlu lasīšanā un veidošanā. 

8 nedēļas (2 x nedēļā), no 9. oktobra
Pasniedzēji: Iveta Gabaliņa (Vaivode), Raimo Lielbriedis

Uzzini vairāk un piesakies - ej.uz/ievadkurss

Pieteikšanās programmai "Attīstot fotogrāfijas valodu"

Oficiālā pieteikšanā ISSP Skolas divu gadu vakaru programmas ATTĪSTOT FOTOGRĀFIJAS VALODU 2018./2020.g. kursam ir noslēgusies, bet vēl līdz augusta beigām izskatīsim motivētus pieteikumus, jo kursā palikušas dažas brīvas vietas.

Programma paredzēta dalībniekiem ar priekšzināšanām un nodrošina studentiem atvērtu, radošu un kritisku vidi, kurā attīstīt savu vizuālo valodu un individuālo pieeju fotogrāfijā. Strādājot pie nelieliem un arī nopietnākiem autorprojektiem Latvijas un ārvalstu speciālistu vadībā, studenti paplašina izpratni par fotogrāfiju kā mūsdienu mākslas mediju. Vairāk : www.isspskola.lv

Call for Applications - ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019

The applications for the next round of the ISSP International Masterclass are now open! The programme offers a year-long mentorship for 24 emerging photographers, with three intense workshop sessions between Kuldīga and Sicily and online feedback in between. The mentors for 2018/2019 are Peter Bialobrzeski ("A Sense of Change") and Clare Strand and Gordon MacDonald ("Answering Questions & Questioning Answers"). The programme will start in March 2018, applications accepted by 10 January 2018!
Information and applications: www.isspmasterclass.com 

Parallel - European Photo Based Platform

We are very excited to be a part of new European platform - PARALLEL, that brings together 18 European arts organisations, emerging artists and curators to promote a new quality standard for contemporary photography - the first of its kind co-funded by the European Platforms of Creative Europe.

ISSP International Masterclass 2016/2017 exhibition in Kuldīga

The final session of the ISSP International Masterclass 2016/2017 has just been completed in Kuldīga, and the projects by 20 photographers from 13 countries, mentored for a year by Phillip Toledano and Simon Norfolk are on show for the first time in Kuldīga Arts Hall! The Exhibition is open until 19 November!  

ISSP Starptautiskās meistarklases 2016/2017 noslēguma izstāde, kas ietver 20 meistarklases dalībnieku radītas sērijas, video darbus, fotogrāmatas un instalācijas, tapušās gadu gara internsīva radoša procesa rezultātā, ir atvērta Kuldīgas Mākslas namā līdz 19.novembrim! 

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. 

Jaunums! ISSP Skolas kurss "Ievads fotogrāfijā"

Apgūsti jaunu vizuālu valodu kopā ar mums! Intensīvais divu mēnešu kurss "Ievads fotogrāfijā" piedāvā apgūt fotogrāfiskās domāšanas pamatus un kameras tehniskās iespējas interaktīvā un radošā vidē, izcilu pasniedzēju vadibā. Lieliska iespēja spert pirmos soļus fotogrāfijas pasaules izzināšanā un gūt jaunas prasmes attēlu lasīšanā un veidošanā. 

8 nedēļas (2 x nedēļā), no 26. oktobra
Pasniedzēji: Iveta Gabaliņa (Vaivode), Raimo Lielbriedis

Uzzini vairāk un piesakies - ej.uz/ievadkurss

Atvērta pieteikšanās programmai "Attīstot fotogrāfijas valodu"

Līdz 16. jūlijam gaidām pieteikumus ISSP Skolas divu gadu vakara programmas ATTĪSTOT FOTOGRĀFIJAS VALODU 2017./2019.g. kursam!

Programma paredzēta dalībniekiem ar priekšzināšanām un nodrošina studentiem atvērtu, radošu un kritisku vidi, kurā attīstīt savu vizuālo valodu un individuālo pieeju fotogrāfijā. Strādājot pie nelieliem un arī nopietnākiem autorprojektiem Latvijas un ārvalstu speciālistu vadībā, studenti paplašina izpratni par fotogrāfiju kā mūsdienu mākslas mediju. Vairāk : www.isspskola.lv

ISSP Skolas absolventu 2017 izstāde

30. maijā plkst. 19.00 aicinām uz ISSP Skolas 2017. g. absolventu izstādes "Caurvējš" atklāšanu! Izstāde ir šā gada Rīgas Fotomēneša notikums un līdz 22. jūnijam būs apskatāma jaunajā Free Riga radošajā mājā D27, Dzirnavu ielā 27.  

Piedalās: Agnese Zvirbule, Arta Kauliņa, Elmārs Sedols, Jēkabs Pravornis, Kristaps Mednis, Kristīne Krauze Slucka, Laima Buša, Madara Gritāne, Margarita Ogoļceva, Mārīte Lempa, Mārtiņš Eglītis, Teiksma Jankava, Toms Harjo.

Dust and Gold

Happy to present the work created by artist Vika Eksta during her residency at Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, September - October 2016, as part of the project Alternative Storytelling.

Vika's video piece speaks about past and contemporary ways of archiving, also including conversations with people engaged in the practice. For the artist this was also her first personal encounter with Egypt – a country with a rich history and a complicated present. 

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!

Fotogrāfija un kolāža - gala darbi

Darbnīca Fotogrāfija un kolāža ar Maiju Kurševu un Andreju Strokinu notika novembra beigās Cēsīs, Ruckas mākslas rezidenču centrā. Trīs dienu garajā darbnīcā 13 dalībnieki, sekojot dažādiem uzdevumiem, izmēģināja, ko nozīmē strādāt ar atrastām un savām fotogrāfijām kolāžas tehnikā. 

The results of the workshop Photography and Collage with Maija Kurševa and Andrejs Strokins that took place end of November in the Rucka Artist Residency centre, Cēsis. During this three-day workshop the participants made collages using their own and found photographs.