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DISCUSSION EVENING WITH PHOTOGRAPHER IVETA VAIVODE

On Thursday, February 23, at 6.15 p.m. Latvian Museum of Photography invites you to a discussion evening and the exhibition “Sword Lilies” viewing together with the author - photographer Iveta Vaivode. Entrance fee 1.42 € (exhibition entrance price).
During discussion evening meeting the visitors will have time to ask the author about “behind the scenes” creation of the exhibition “Sword Lilies” and its results, to clarify issues raised by visiting an exhibition or the opening of the exhibition without the opportunity to meet the author. During the meeting the artist will also talk about her other projects, as well as share her impressions about the experience above the Arctic Circle.

 “Sword Lilies” is a series of photographs that visually explores cultural heritage of Latgale (a region located in the Eastern part of Latvia). The project includes photos, which were taken during three years by one well known Latvian photographer – Iveta Vaivode.
The author notes: “While being in Latgale, I'm taken by the feeling of loss, but at the same time – a wild sense of joy. Latgale has become the metaphor for the loss of childhood.
When I see emptiness here and the putrescence of heritage of elapsed time, I become a witness of disappearance of Latgale that I know. However, it is not only the loss of the past, this is my attempt to capture even the last reflections of our well-known landscape.”
Iveta Vaivode (1979) is one of the most well-known photographers in Latvia. She holds Master's Degree in Photography, University of Art & Design, Helsinki, Finland. Her photo series “Klēpis/ Somewhere On A Disappearing Path” has received a number of international awards, amongst which – CO Berlin Talents 2013, The Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Grant, CDS Documentary Essay Prize for Photography, as well as nominations in major world photo contests “Sony World Photography Awards” and “Leica Oscar Barnack Award”.
Since 2008, Iveta Vaivode is a member of the board of a nonprofit organization ISSP (International Summer School of Photography) and is responsible for the ISSP School the training program and individual courses.

 

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