Every week for six weeks, YET magazine will be featuring a selection of the projects created by this year's participants of ISSP - International Summer School of Photography.
The works were developed within five different workshop and one residency that took place in Pelci, Latvia. 

Cover image by Anna Hornik

Jason Fulford - Visual Language: How Pictures Speak to Each Other

The single photograph is always ambiguous. The image is always relative to something else—another image, the mode of presentation, text or the viewers own mood and memory. In this hands-on workshop, participants used their own and found photographs to experiment with visual language and context in playful ways, referencing themes like chance, truth, contradictions, humour and absurdity. The video below depicts some part of the process.

The images featured below were chosen from the 3 sets of images (3 x 25) brought to the workshop by each of the workshop participants, that were used throughout the week as part of various games and creative tasks, providing distance from the established meanings that tie a photographer to his/her work. They also formed the basis of the interactive installation "START HERE" for the ISSP exhibition in Kuld?ga. Taking the form of a game, the installation invited the visitors to create their own visual associations, choosing from the images to answer questions such as: How do you remember your childhood? What do you think about squares? How do horses laugh? Is talking necessary? Up or down? Is understanding possible? Where is the party? What's next? The game gave spectators a chance to form unexpected "odd couples" and experience the way the sense of a visual sequence changes when adding something new. 

Participants (in order of appearance in the gallery below):
Alessandra Sampalean (RO/UK)
Anastasia Soboleva (RU)
Anna Hornik (PL)
Daria Minina (RU)
Fabiola Cedillo (EC)
Frank Biringer (DE)
Jasper Fry (UK)
Katrina Kepule (LV)
Marite Lempa (LV)
Mark McGuinness (IR)
Mieke Strand (US)
Sheung Yiu (HK/FI)