Traditionally, the ISSP evening programme will be open to all photography lovers - free of charge! Every evening starting from Sunday, 4 August, till Friday, 9 August, we will offer a series of fascinating presentations and artist talks by ISSP masters, participants and invited guests at the ISSP campus in Pelči /Kuldīga. On Saturday, the 10th, everyone is invited to the opening of the exhibition of ISSP final works at the Kuldiga Arts Hall and the screening of participants' works at Kuldīga open air cinema.
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
The ISSP 2013 daily programme, including the evening programme of talks and presentations traditionally open to the public, is online!
Here we go - the list of selected ISSP 2013 participants is out (pending confirmations) - 72 photographers from 26 countries, 5 continents! We thank all the 254 who applied and the Jury for their hard work... there are many more very good applications in the waiting list... All the applicants must have received notification by email by now - if you haven't got one, check your spam folder!
Dear all, the ISSP 2013 application process is successfully closed - we have received 254 applications from over 40 countries, thank you all! The ISSP International Jury - photographers Alnis Stakle (LV) and Alexander Gronsky (RU/LV), and Chief Editor of GUP Magazine Erik Vroons (NL) - start to work this week. The results of the selection process will be known by the end of May.
Only six days left to apply for the ultimate photography experience of this summer! We will be accepting the ISSP 2013 applications till 24:00 8th of May (Latvian time)!
While the ISSP 2013 is in preparation, here are some flashbacks from the fabulous 2012 edition! Big thanks for all involved!
Dear friends, attention! We are delighted to announce that the applications for the ISSP 2013 are now open! This year, the ISSP masters are Esther Teichmann, Todd Hido, Yan Morvan, Yuri Kozirev & Andrei Polikanov, Teun van der Heijden and Elina Brotherus. You can send in your applications till 8 May 2013.
ISSP 2013 Masters & workshops here.
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The ISSP 2013 call for applications will be announced soon! Meanwhile, you can see the 2013 masters and workshop subjects here.
Happy New year everyone! We are glad to inform that ISSP 2013 will take place on 3-11 August in Kuldīga. The call for applications will be open from the end of March until the beginning of May 2013. More information to come, stay tuned!
Dārgie draugi! Priecājamies, ka ilgi lolotā ideja īstenojusies un ISSP katalogs ir pārtapis par skaistu iknedēļas dizaina Plānotāju! Jauna izdevuma prezentācija 14.novembrī plkst 19:00 Birojnīcā! / We are very happy that our long-term idea has come to life - the presentation of the new 2013 Weekly Planner will take place on 14 November in Birojnīca!
A complete collection of the ISSP 2012 participants' final works is online in the galleries of this website and on vimeo!