:: 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.

Suņu fotostudija ISSP Galerijā/ Dog Photo Studio at the ISSP Gallery :: Bjargey Ólafsdóttir

Sestdien, 17. septembrī ISSP Galerijas telpās darbosies neparasta suņu fotostudija. No 12.00-16.00 apmeklētājiem būs iespēja satikt izstādes "Rófurass. Cilvēks ar asti” mākslinieci Bjargiju Olafsdotiru klātienē un tikt pie sava mājdzīvnieka portreta. Laipni lūgti!

On Saturday, September 17 the ISSP Gallery will host an unusual dog photo studio. From 12.00 - 16.00, visitors will have the opportunity to meet Bjargey Ólafsdóttir, the artist behind the exhibition "Rófurass. The Dog Within" and receive a portrait of their pet. Welcome!

Kristina Õllek – Filtering With Cyanobacteria, Double Binds & Other Blooms

Kristinas Ollekas personālizstāde ISSP Galerijā Filtrēšana ar zilaļģēm, dubultajām saitēm & citiem ziediem (15.07–09.09.2022) ir viņas projekta Filter Feeders, Double Binds & Other Silicones turpinājums, kas balstās uz personīgiem novērojumiem un pētījumiem par antropocentrisko ietekmi uz jūras ekoloģiju. Atklāšana 14. jūlijā plkst. 18.00. Laipni aicināti!

Kristina Õllek’s solo exhibition Filtering With Cyanobacteria, Double Binds & Other Blooms at the ISSP Gallery (15.07–09.09.2022) is a continuation of her ongoing project Filter Feeders, Double Binds & Other Silicones, based on personal observations and research around anthropocentric influences on marine ecology. Opening on July 14 at 18.00 - welcome!

Vanities: Still life photography workshop with Cristina Molina

Happening on 16-17 July, the photography workshop Vanities led by artist Cristina Molina will cite the tradition of Dutch Vanitas painting in the 16th century in which symbolic elements were depicted to remind the viewer of the fleeting nature of life.

16. - 17. jūlijā notiks mākslinieces Kristīnas Molīnas vadīta fotodarbnīcā “Iedomības”. Tā atsaucas uz 16. gadsimta holandiešu vanitas glezniecības tradīciju, kurā tika attēloti simboliski elementi, lai atgādinātu skatītājam par dzīves pārejošo dabu.

More information/ vairāk informācijas

Kristīne Krauze-Slucka - Izšķirtspējas streiks / Resolution Strike

No 7. aprīļa līdz 14. maijam ISSP Galerijā būs skatāma mākslinieces Kristīnes Krauzes-Sluckas izstāde “Izšķirtspējas streiks” - jaukto mediju instalācija, kas aplūko fotogrāfijas pārproducēšanu digitālajā laikmetā. Izstādes kuratore - Iveta Gabaliņa. Atklāšanas diena - 7.aprīlis no plkst. 12.00 līdz 20.00. Laipni aicināti!

From April 7 to May 14, the ISSP Gallery is showing artist Kristīne Krauze-Slucka's exhibition Resolution Strike, a mixed media installation that looks at the overproduction of photography in the digital age. The curator of the exhibition - Iveta Gabaliņa. Opening day – April 7 from 12.00 to 20.00. Welcome!

Konstantīns Žukovs, Melnā neļķe, 2. daļa / Black Carnation Part 2 - Finnisage

Aicinām uz Konstantīna Žukova izstādes “Melnā neļķe, 2. daļa” finisāžu 31.martā no plkst. 18.00 – 22.00 - ar iespēju satikt mākslinieku un redzēt projekta "Melnā neļķe, 2. daļa" darba materiālus, kas izstādē netika iekļauti. Pasākums ir daļa no Rīgas galeriju vakara “Riga Last Thursdays” notikumiem! 

We invite you to the finissage of the exhibition “Black Carnation Part 2” by Konstantin Zhukov with the opportunity to meet the artist and see behind the scenes and the creation process of the exhibition in projections. The event takes place within the Riga’s gallery night Riga Last Thursdays.

Riga Last Thursdays – Konstantīns Žukovs, Melnā neļķe, 2. daļa

Aicinām uz Konstantīna Žukova izstādi  “Melnā neļķe, 2. daļa” 24. februārī no plkst. 18.00 – 22.00. Pasākums ir daļa no Rīgas galeriju vakara “Riga Last Thursdays” notikumiem. Vakara gaitā būs iespēja tikties ar mākslinieku un redzēt projeka "Melnā neļķe" darba materiālus, kas netika iekļauti izstādē. 

We invite you to the exhibition “Black Carnation Part 2” by Konstantin Zhukov. From 18.00 - 22.00 with the opportunity to meet the artist and see behind the scenes and the creation process of the exhibition in projections. The event takes place within Riga’s gallery night Riga Last Thursdays.

Kristians Brekte, Modris Svilāns, Solargraphy – Finnisage

We invite you to the finissage event of the exhibition “Solargraphy” by Kristians Brekte and Modris Svilāns on February 27 From 18.00 - 22:00 with the opportunity to see a selection of solargraphy photos in projections which are never been seen before. The finnisage takes place within the first Riga’s gallery night Riga Last Thursdays.

Aicinām uz Kristiana Brektes un Modra Svilāna izstādes “Solargrāfija” finisāžu 27. janvārī no plkst. 18.00 – 22.00 - ar iespēju redzēt vēl neredzētu Solargrāfijas attēlu izlasi projekcijās. Pasākums ir daļa no Rīgas galeriju vakara “Riga Last Thursdays” notikumiem! 

Nodarbības skolēniem – "Latvijas laikmetīgā fotogrāfija un es"

Aicinām Latvijas skolnieku grupas iepazīt Latvijas fotogrāfiju triju interaktīvo nodarbību sērijā  "Latvijas laikmetīgā fotogrāfija un es" kultūrizglītības programmas "Latvijas skolas soma" ietvaros.

Nodarbībās skolēniem būs iespēja gūt ieskatu Latvijas fotogrāfijā un stāstu veidošanā, apgūt vizuālizpratnes pamatus un izzināt identitātes tēmu Latvijas laikmetīgo fotogrāfu darbos.

Plašāka informācija par programmu: https://ej.uz/issp-skolas-soma

Radošā diena jauniešiem "Pinhole kameru izgatavošanas darbnīca"

Sestdien, 15. janvārī, plkst. 11.00 ISSP Galerijā notiks pinhole kameru izgatavošanas radošā darbnīca jauniešiem kopā ar māksliniekiem Kristianu Brekti un Modri Svilānu. Būs arī iespēja uzzināt vairāk par ISSP Jauniešu skolas mācību programmu, tiekoties ar pasniedzēju, mākslinieci Adelīnu Kalniņu.

Kristians Brekte, Modris Svilāns – Solargrāfija / Solargraphy

No 9. decembra līdz 27. janvārim ISSP Galerijā skatītāji tiek aicināti uz latviešu mākslinieku Kristiana Brektes un Modra Svilāna izstādi “Solargrāfija” – radošu pētījumu un refleksiju telpas objektos, skaņas, gaismas scenogrāfijā un analogajā fotogrāfijā. 

From December 9 till January 27, visitors are invited to the Latvian artists Kristians Brekte & Modris Svilāns exhibition "Solargraphy" at ISSP gallery – creative research and reflection in space objects, sound, light scenography and analog photography.

Text & Image masterclass with Jörg Colberg - 3rd edition (update)

The 3rd edition of the Jörg Colberg Masterclass "Text and Image" will start on 11 January. Only 1 spot left in the class! 
In a two month online masterclass "Text and Image, Image and Text" with writer, photobook expert and educator Jörg Colberg, the participants will work on understanding the relationship between text and image, and finding the best way to include text into their personal project. If you have a complete (or almost complete) photographic project, where you are struggling to include text, this masterclass is for you! Applications are accepted until the group of 8 participants is complete. 

Iveta Gabaliņa – Riti raiti rīta rasa / Roll, roll morning dew

No 16. novembra apmeklētājiem atkal būs atvērta Ivetas Gabaliņas izstāde "Riti raiti rīta rasa"! Izstāde pievēršas latviešu pirts dziedniecības praksei, kur ķermenis, prāts un gars tiek dziedināts, izmantojot augus, mutvārdu folkloru un gremdēšanos aukstā ūdenī un ir skatāma līdz 3. decembrim. Laipni aicināti!

On November 16 the solo exhibition "Roll, roll morning dew" by Iveta Gabaliņa will reopen its doors to the visitors! The exhibition focuses on the healing practice of the Latvian sauna, where the body, mind and spirit are healed using herbs, oral folklore and immersion in cold water and is on view till 3 December. Welcome!