ISSP are happy to announce that the applications for the first thematic edition of the International Summer School of Photography – “Photography and the World” are now open! ISSP 2019 will take place in Zaļenieki Manor, Latvia, from 12 – 20 July 2019. Through six workshops and interventions by invited experts, the summer school will explore various ways photography and art can contribute to the world today.
After 12 years of existence, the International Summer School of Photography is shifting towards a thematic focus and greater interdisciplinary engagement. The first thematic edition, ISSP 2019, “PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE WORLD”, will be looking at photography as a possible tool for positive change, with reference to global issues the world is facing today. From climate change to the crisis of liberal democracy, the huge shifts we are currently undergoing combine to create a sense of urgency and desire for action. What is the role of photography in this? The focus of the programme will be on reflection and discussion, imagining, creating and trying out possibilities. The six workshops will explore the position of photography in relation to political activism, ecology/environment, community engagement, and the ritual / spirituality. The event will be a horizontal learning experience involving not only photographers and visual artists, but also experts from other fields – activists, writers, environmental scientists, visual anthropologists – who will contribute to the discussion with their diverse perspectives.
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