The applications for the ISSP 2014 are closed. We received over 200 applications from around 40 countries. The evaluation committee for this year are photographer Alnis Stakle (LV), Editor of FK Magazine Arnis Balčus (LV), Editor of GUP Magazine Erik Vroons (NL) and director of PhotoIreland festival Angel Luis Gonzalez Fernandez (IE). Selection results will be known in the beginning of June!
ISSP 2019 publication - "Photography and the World"
K: Well, I like what you said that a lot of people use the camera as a way of “being-in-the-world” but in my mind, the theme is a reminder to look beyond yourself... like, there’s a whole world out there, don’t lose perspective. “Photography” has quickly become its own topic, its own field of study, its own art form, its own hobby or passion. And it’s so easy to get lost in that I think that we have to keep reminding ourselves that it’s just one thing and even a silly little thing.
N: Hm, I agree that “photography and the world” helps us to get grounded, to be aware that the camera is only a tool to achieve something. This very basic thought is often forgotten and things become as if photography itself was the world.
H: Yes! I often catch myself reading out-raged rants online about everything from tattoos and tv-shows to photography and Foucault... And then I think, “what IS this? How can we all lose perspective so often?”
- from a chat session between editors Katherine, Nico B, and Helen
Created and launched during the ISSP 2019 in Zaļenieki, Latvia, the publication draws together the content of the first thematic edition of the International Summer School of Photography, "Photography and the World", including the plentiful questions raised by the ISSP participants, tutors and guests, as well as some passionate attempts to look for the answers.
Editorial team: Katherine Oktober Matthews, Helen Korpak, Nico Baumgarten, Nicolas Polli, Demelza Watts
Produced in partnership with Antalis, printed by NRJ Printing in Riga, Latvia, July 2019, edition of 300 copies
More information and free PDF here
Dear friends, the applications for the ISSP 2014 are now open! This year in Kuldīga - photographing history with Simon Norfolk, portraits with Antonin Kratochvil, subversive tactics with Yurie Nagashima, bookmaking with Rafal Milach & Ania Nalecka, multimedia with Adrian Kelterborn, and the real world documentary with Mark Steinmetz. Applications deadline: 11th May!
We are very pleased to announce the ISSP masters for this August: Adrian Kelterborn, Antonin Kratochvil, Mark Steinmetz, Simon Norfolk, Yurie Nagashima, Rafal Milach and Ania Nalecka! More information in masters&workshops. Call for Applications will be open from the end of March - follow this website for more information!
Dear friends, the dates for this year ISSP are 2 - 10 August and we will announce call for applications in the end of March as usual. Location unchanged - Pelči, Kuldīga!
ISSP 2013 flashbacks on video - sweet summer vibes!
At last - the full series created by the ISSP 2013 participants can be seen at the Final works gallery on our website!
13.08. plkst 18.30 aicinām uz ASV laikmetīgā fotogrāfa Toda Haido (Todd Hido) atvērto lekciju Kino Splendid Palace mazajā zālē!