:: 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.

Darbnīca bērniem "Aizraujošā Arktika"

Sestdien, 25. septembrī, plkst. 12.30 ISSP Galerijā notiks radošā darbnīca “Aizraujošā Arktika” kopā ar jauno mākslinieci, ISSP Jauniešu skolas pasniedzēju Adelīnu Kalniņu.
Aktivitātēs aicināti piedalīties bērni vecumā no 5 līdz 10 gadiem un viņu līdznācēji.

ISSP Gallery takes part at the Photo Basel 2021 art fair

From September 21 to 26, the ISSP Gallery will participate at the Photo Basel art fair, taking place at Volkshaus Basel, Switzerland, offering visitors an opportunity to get to know works by Latvian photographers Kristīne Krauze-Slucka and Iveta Gabaliņa.

No 21. līdz 26. septembrim ISSP Galerija piedalīsies prestižajā mākslas mesē “Photo Basel”, kas norisināsies Bāzelē, Šveicē. Tās apmeklētāji tiks iepazīstināti ar latviešu mākslinieču Kristīnes Krauzes-Sluckas un Ivetas Gabaliņas darbiem.

Kristīne Krauze–Slucka – fotogrāmatas prezentācija / photobook presentation

29. jūlijā plkst. 18.30 ISSP notiks Kristīnes Krauzes-Sluckas fotogrāmatas “Materiālā visuma vibrācijas. Zelta slāpes” prezentācija, kurā piedalīsies māksliniece un izdevēju “NoRoutine Books” pārstāvji. Pasākums ir bez maksas un norisināsies angļu valodā. Laipni aicināti!

On July 29 at 18.30 a presentation of Kristīne Krauze–Slucka’s new photobook “Vibrations of a Material Universe. Thirst of Gold” will take place at the ISSP. The presentation will be held in English and is free of charge. Welcome!

“Šis nav veikals” finisāža

Ceturtdien, 22. jūlijā, plkst. 18.00 aicinām uz ISSP Skolas absolventu izstādes “Šis nav veikals” finisāžas pasākumu. Vakara programmā – tikšanās ar jaunajām māksliniecēm, ekskursija izstādē, kolāžas darbnīca pieaugušajiem un bērniem, sarunas un mūzika.

Izstāde Elizabetes ielā 87 apskatāma vēl tikai līdz sestdienai, 24. jūlijam.

Visvaldas Morkevičius – Gaidu tikšanos ar sevi / Looking Forward to Meet Me

Aicinām apmeklēt Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles – NEXT un ISSP Galerijas balvas “Meklējam jauno fotogrāfijā” ieguvēja Visvalda Morkeviča izstādi “Gaidu tikšanos ar sevi”, kas ISSP Galerijā skatāma no 9. jūlija līdz 11. augustam. Atklāšana – 8. jūlijā plkst. 18.00.

Riga Photography Biennial – NEXT 2021 and ISSP Gallery invite you to attend the Riga Photography Biennial – NEXT "Seeking the Latest in Photography!" Award winner's Visvaldas Morkevičius exhibition "Looking Forward to Meet Me”, which will be on view at the ISSP Gallery from July 9 to August 11. Opening – July 8 at 6 PM.

ISSP Skolas 2019/2021 absolventu izstāde

No 9. līdz 24. jūlijam Berga bazārā, Elizabetes ielā 87, būs skatāma izstāde “Šis nav veikals”. Atklājot šībrīža pasaules skatījumu, tajā savus fotogrāfijas projektus prezentēs jaunās mākslinieces – ISSP Skolas 2021. gada absolventes. Atklāšana notiks 8. jūlijā pulksten 19.00.

Autores: Anete Aramina, Annija Meikšāne, Elīna Šteinberga, Elvīra Blumfelde, Elza Marta Ruža, Ieva Ozoliņa, Jana Uljanova, Monta Kurme un Monta Gāgane.

Pieteikšanās programmai "Attīstot fotogrāfijas valodu"

Pieteikšanās atvērta, līdz grupa ir pilna!

Atvērta pieteikšanās ISSP Skolas divu gadu vakaru programmai “Attīstot fotogrāfijas valodu” 2021/2023! Jaunā kursa sākums – 2021. gada septembrī.

Programma paredzēta dalībniekiem ar priekšzināšanām un nodrošina studentiem atvērtu, radošu un kritisku vidi, kurā attīstīt savu vizuālo valodu un individuālo pieeju fotogrāfijai, saņemot atgriezenisko saiti no nozares profesionāļiem un studiju biedriem.

Vairāk: http://isspskola.lv/lv/pieteikties

On Art and Activism :: Airi Triisberg – Activism and contemporary art in the Baltics

Attention – Airi Triisberg's lecture will take place on 29 June! We continue a series of lectures on art and activism with an online talk by Estonian curator, art critic and educator Airi Triisberg “The entanglements of alter-globalisation movement and contemporary art in the Baltic region”.

Tiešsaistes lekcija mākslai un aktīvismam veltītajā ciklā no igauņu kuratores, rakstnieces un pedagoģes Airi Trīsbergas – “Alternatīvās globalizācijas kustības un laikmetīgās mākslas krustpunkti Baltijā”. Lekcija pārcelta – tā notiks 29. jūnijā plkst. 18.30!


No 1. jūnija līdz 1. jūlijam ISSP Galerijā skatāma SELF PUBLISH RIGA izstāde, kas piedāvā iepazīties ar vairākām grāmatu kolekcijam: "Paris Photo – Aperture PhotoBook Awards" 2020, "Africa in the Photobook", "Nordic Dummy Award", Latvijas, Lietuvas un Igaunijas pēdējo gadu fotogrāmatas, kā arī labākie konkursam iesūtītie fotogrāmatu maketi un Annas Volkovas īpaši veidotā instalācija “Stikla Strenči dažos vārdos”. SELF PUBLISH RIGA ir viens no galvenajiem Rīgas Fotomēneša notikumiem, kas veltīts fotogrāmatām un pašizdošanai.

From June 1 until July 1 the ISSP Gallery will host the SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2021 exhibition of several fascinating photobook collections and a special installation dedicated to the "Glass Strenči". The event is dedicated to photobooks and self-publishing and is one of the main events of Riga Photomonth.

Par mākslu un aktīvismu :: Lolita Tomsone – Māksla ar nemieru

12. maijā plkst. 18.30 aicinām tiešsaistē klausīties Žaņa Lipkes muzeja direktores un aktīvistes Lolitas Tomsones stāstījumu “Follow your screams jeb Māksla ar nemieru”.
Lolita dalīsies ar spilgtākajiem “skaļās mākslas” piemēriem – mākslas akcijām, kas pēdējo gadu laikā reaģējušas uz akūtām netaisnībām Krievijā, Palestīnā un citās sociāli un politiski sarežģītās pasaules vietās.

On Art and Activism :: J. Jordan – In-between Everything

On April 21, 18.30 we start a series of lectures on art and activism with an online talk by the 'magician of rebellion', co-founder of Reclaim The Streets movement J. Jordan (FR) - "In-between Everything: art and activism, nature and culture, male and female – a non-binary guide to creative rebellion”.

21. aprīlī plkst. 18.30 aicinām uz 'dumpju burvja', Reclaim the Streets kustības līdzdibinātāja J. Jordana tiešsaistes lekciju “Visam pa vidu: māksla un aktīvisms, daba un kultūra, vīrišķais un sievišķais – radošas sacelšanās nebinārās vadlīnijas”.