Despite the current circumstances, ISSP are determined to organise the fifth SELF PUBLISH RIGA edition this year, as part of Riga Photomonth 2021, whatever form the event might take, and they are waiting for your book dummies till May 17th 2021. They still expect the physical dummy as they hope to be allowed to open a pop-up photobook exhibition this Summer, but as the jury work will take place both at the ISSP office in Riga and online, they also would need you to send your dummy in a pdf format. The author of the winning dummy will be awarded an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery. Additionally, they have teamed up with a top service provider FineArtPrint to grant a credit towards printing and framing to the author of the best dummy from the Baltic states.
A shortlist of the submitted dummies will be part of the SELF PUBLISH RIGA exhibition they hope to organise Summer 2021 at the ISSP Gallery in Riga. The shortlist and the winners will be announced in the end of May 2021.
The jury: Bruno Ceschel (founder and director of Self Publish, Be Happy), Evita Goze (curator of ISSP Gallery and SELF PUBLISH RIGA, independent writer, photographer), Milo Montelli (founder and director of the independent publishing house Skinnerboox), Alexey Murashko (book designer, typographer), Daria Tuminas (researcher and curator. She has been working as the head of Unseen Book Market and Dummy Award at Unseen Amsterdam. Curator at FOTODOK.).
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