No. 4(24) August/ 2010

In the current issue:
In the “News” section young and promising photographers Līga Spunde and Emīls Desjatņikovs present their work and their creative background.
“Foto Kvartāls” starts a new section Education and practice.  In this issue Baiba Tetere, organiser of the International Summer School of Photography ISSP, discovers photography education online in a conversation with experts from USA, Latvia and Russia. American artist Gill Kelley tells about the recent collaboration project between Latvian and American photography students USA –Latvia. Cultural Perceptions. A vivid discussion on the amateur photography and the Internet draws attention to a phenomenon that can be considered both social and artistic. Recent notes on the photography in the global and local art market close the section.
“The feeling of simplicity is misleading; it is just the surface”, art historian Iliana Veinberga says of work by Latvian photography and cinema enthusiast Jāzeps Loņko in the series “20th Century Heritage”. The first exhibition by this notable but widely unknown artist took place earlier in 2010. Film director Ilona Brūvere writes about one of the world’s most elegant photographers Irving Penn. Photographer and art historian Jekaterina Vikuļina offers a remarkable and historical conversation with late Russian photography classic Alexander Slyusarev. Dr. Matthias Harder, the curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, comments on the work of the mysterious photographer Alice Springs.
Exclusive interview with the most successful Latvian commercial photographer Valts Kleins opens up the section “21st Century Works”. In conversation with photographer and photo researcher Arnis Balčus, Valts Kleins speaks about his perception of time, his brand Secret Garden Studio and most recent photo series Truth and Lies. Charlotta Nordström talks to Swedish photographer Mats Eriksson. “Foto Kvartāls” presents work by Lithuanian photographer and organiserof Kaunas Photo Festival Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, and German biologist and photographer Jochen Lempert.
Overview of recent and upcoming events include a review on photo festivals in Lodz and Krakow, highlights notable events in this year’s Photokina, and introduces the exhibition by Latvian artist Līga Sakse in Latvian Museum of Photography and solo exhibition by Ieva Epnere in kim? / FK Gallery.