The ISSP 2019 will take place from 12 – 20 July in a new location – Zaļenieki Manor, Latvia. ( In order to foster public interest in the exhibitions and residency programme of the VV Foundation, as well as to promote the formation of an intellectually rich society, one of the foundation’s main goals is to create a contemporary and relevant education programme.

We believe that this year’s ISSP interdisciplinary approach to photography is a great opportunity for young artists to expand their knowledge. Therefore, we are pleased to provide financial support to one of the new Latvian artists of this year’s ISSP. For its 13th edition, the ISSP is shifting towards a thematic focus and greater interdisciplinary engagement. The workshops and expert interventions will focus on photography as a potential tool for positive change, with reference to global issues the world is facing today. Through six workshops and an exciting programme of expert interventions, artist talks, discussions and portfolio reviews, the summer school will explore the range of ways photography and art can contribute to society.

ISSP 2019 is an immersive learning and networking event for emerging photographers and artists working with photography, and students of photography and art. Practitioners of various other disciplines dealing with connections between visual art and society are also welcome to apply this year. 72 participants – 12 in each workshop – will be selected on the basis of a competitive application process by an Expert Jury (Elena Vaninetti, YET Magazine; Erik Vroons, GUP Magazine; Agata Bar, NOOR Images; Krzysztof Candrowicz).

VV Foundation will choose one of the members approved by the panel who will recieve scholarship.

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