:: 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.

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.

Ronit Porat :: Appropriation of narratives

27. maijā, plkst. 18.30 tiešsaistē notiks tikšanās ar ISSP Rīgas rezidences mākslinieci Ronitu Poratu (Izraēla), kura strādā ar dažādiem fotoarhīviem, sasaistot tos ar vēsturiskiem naratīviem un ar pašas biogrāfiju.

On May 27 at 6.30 PM ISSP is inviting to join an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artist Ronit Porat (Israel), who has been working with various photographic archives, linking those to historical narratives and her personal biography.

Jaunums – radošās meistarklases ar Viku Ekstu un Reini Hofmani

Līdz 9. maijam atvērta pieteikšanās jaunai ISSP programmai – radošajām meistarklasēm ar atpazīstamiem jaunās paaudzes Latvijas fotogrāfiem Viku Ekstu un Reini Hofmani! Dalībnieki neatkarīgi no pieredzes ir aicināti kopīgi reflektēt un veidot fotogrāfiju sērijas par Covid-19 pandēmijas radītām pārmaiņam, tādejādi piedaloties savdabīgā vizuālā krīzes arhīva veidošanā. Meistarklases norisināsies tiešsaistē sešu nedēļu garumā no 11. un 13. maija.

Uzzini vairāk un piesakies šeit

Jaunums - "Ievads fotogrāfijā" tiešsaistē!

Atvērta pieteikšanās ISSP Skolas 8 nedēļu intensīvajam kursam "Ievads fotogrāfijā", kas sāksies 23. aprīlī un šoreiz notiks pilnībā tiešsaistē. Kurss paredzēts ikvienam fotogrāfijas interesentam, kas vēlas apgūt fotogrāfiskās domāšanas pamatus un kameras tehniskās iespējas, pildot praktiskus uzdevumus un piedaloties radošās nodarbībās. Dalībniekiem būs iespēja iespēja saņemt padomus un atgriezenisko saiti no pasniedzējiem Ivetas Gabaliņas un Reiņa Hofmaņa visā kursa garumā.

Vieslekcija :: Georgs Avetisjans

15. aprīlī plkst. 18.30 piedāvājam ikvienam interesentam tiešsaistē apmeklēt ISSP Skolas vieslekciju – tikšanos ar fotogrāfu un grāmatu veidotāju Georgu Avetisjanu, kurš stāstīs par saviem ilgtermiņa projektiem dzimtes sakņu izpētes tēmā.

Vieslekcija :: Arhīva impulss fotogrāfijā

Šo trešdien, 1. aprīlī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Skola ikvienu interesentu aicina pievienoties tiešsaistes lekcijai, ko vadīs jaunā mākslas vēsturniece Anete Skuja. Viņa pastāstīs par arhīva lomu fotogrāfijā un laikmetīgajā mākslā, īpaši fokusējoties uz Baltijas valstu mākslinieku praksēm.

Artist Talks :: Alan Huck, Tytus Szabelski

Trešdien, 25. martā, plkst. 18.30 tiešsaistē notiks tikšanās ar šībrīža ISSP Rīgas rezidences māksliniekiem – fotogrāfiem Alanu Haku (Alan Huck, ASV) un Titusu Šabelski (Tytus Szabelski, Polija). Interesentiem būs iespēja uzzināt par viņu līdzšinējo radošo darbību, kā arī par Rīgā uzsāktajiem projektiem.

On Wednesday, March 25 at 6.30 PM an online meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Alan Huck (USA) and Tytus Szabelski (Poland). The attendees will have a chance to hear about their previous work, as well as projects they were about to develop in Riga.

Artist talk & Creative workshop :: Pixin Weng

Ceturtdien, 13. februārī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP telpās notiks tikšanās ar apvienotās ISSP un komiksu platformas "kuš!" Rīgas rezidences mākslinieci Piksinu Vengu (Pixin Weng) no Singapūras, kuras laikā būs iespēja uzzināt par viņas līdzšinējo darbību, projektiem Rīgā, kā arī piedalīties nelielā radošā darbnīcā Piksinas vadībā.

On February 13 at 6.30 PM we are hosting a meeting with the United ISSP & kuš! Riga Residency artist Pixin Weng - an opportunity to hear about her previous work, the projects she is currently working on in Riga, as well as to participate in a small creative workshop.

Pieteikšanās kursam "Ievads fotogrāfijā"

Apgūsti fotogrāfiskās domāšanas pamatus un kameras tehniskās iespējas intensīvā divu mēnešu kursā, radošā un interaktīvā vidē ar atzītiem un profesionāliem pasniedzējiem. Kursu “Ievads fotogrāfijā” piedāvā ISSP – fotogrāfijas izglītības platforma ar vairāk nekā 12 gadu starptautisku pieredzi. Pasniedzēji: Iveta Gabaliņa (Vaivode), Reinis Hofmanis, sākums – 27. februārī.

Uzzini vairāk un piesakies: ej.uz/ievadkurss

Artist talks :: Stewart Hardie, Hiro Tanaka

Trešdien, 22. janvārī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā Berga bazārā notiks tikšanās ar šībrīža ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniekiem Stjuartu Hārdiju (Lielbritānija) un Hiro Tanaku (Japāna). Interesentiem būs iespēja uzzināt par viņu līdzšinējo darbību, kā arī Rīgā topošajiem projektiem.

On January 22 at 6.30 PM a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Stewart Hardie (the UK) and Hiro Tanaka (Japan) will take place at the ISSP Gallery, Riga. The attendees will have a chance to hear about their previous work, as well as projects they are developing in Riga.

Wow, kāds lielisks skats

No 16. janvāra līdz 4. aprīlim ISSP Galerijā apskatāma izstāde “Wow, kāds lielisks skats”. Tās laikā ISSP Galerija pārtapusi improvizētā rezidences dzīvoklī, kurā eksponēti sešu mākslinieku darbi, tapuši, uzturoties ISSP Rīgas rezidencē.

The exhibition “Wow, what a great view”, open from January 16 to April 4 at the ISSP Gallery, is set up as the residency apartment turned upside down and features works of six artists, created during their time at the ISSP Riga Residency. 

Bērnu un vecvecāku diena ISSP Galerijā

21. decembrī plkst. 12.00 ISSP ielūdz uz radošo darbnīcu bērniem un vecvecākiem, kas notiks ISSP Galerijā. Dalībniekiem būs iespēja pārliecināties, cik jauka un svarīga ir dažādu paaudžu darbošanās kopā, un ka nekas nav labāks par pašu meistarotu dāvanu!

Mako Ishizuka – Instalācijas / Installations

Līdz 27. decembrim ISSP Galerijā apskatāmi divi Zviedrijā dzīvojošās japāņu mākslinieces Mako Išidzukas (Mako Ishizuka) darbi – 2014. gadā aizsāktā projekta “Pārgatavošanās un bojāšanās” daļa, kas veidota kā zīmējuma instalācija jeb “domu karte”, un instalācija “Grāmatplaukts”.

Until December 27, the ISSP Gallery presents two artworks – “After-Ripening & Corruption” and “Bookshelf” – by Japanese-born Swedish artist Mako Ishizuka who uses synthesis of text and visual conception in her art.