Until May 17, photographers and visual artists are invited to submit self-made, unpublished photobooks and book dummies for the fourth international SELF PUBLISH RIGA contest. The winner will be awarded an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery in Riga, while the author of the best dummy from the Baltic states will receive a voucher for a high-quality printing and framing services. The best of the submitted works will be presented at an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery during Riga Photomonth 2021.
SELF PUBLISH RIGA is a biennial series of events dedicated to photobooks and self–publishing, organised by the ISSP platform of contemporary photography in Riga, Latvia, as one of the central events of Riga Photomonth. It consists of an international book dummy competition, exhibition of photobooks and book dummies and other events.
The author of the winning dummy will be awarded an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery as part of the next SELF PUBLISH RIGA edition in 2023. Additionally, the author of the best dummy from the Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia) will be granted 500 EUR credit towards printing and framing from the top service provider Fine Art Print.
A shortlist of the submitted dummies will be part of the SELF PUBLISH RIGA exhibition taking place at the ISSP Gallery in Riga this summer.
All entries to the contest will be judged by an international jury: founder and director of Self Publish, Be Happy Bruno Ceschel (Italy), curator of ISSP Gallery and SELF PUBLISH RIGA, writer and photographer Evita Goze (Latvia), founder and director of the independent publishing house Skinnerboox Milo Montelli (Italy), award-winning book designer and typographer Alexey Murashko (Latvia) and researcher, curator at FOTODOK Daria Tuminas (Russia / the Netherlands).
Submission and delivery deadline: May 17, 2021. All dummies must be sent both in physical and PDF format.
More information: https://issp.lv/en/self-publish-riga/2021