My name is Katrina Kepule and I am a photographer based in Latvia. My chosen approach in photography relates to subjective documentary showing the ordinary in the form of a elegiac photo narratives. I am interested in the concept of periphery in its physical as well as mental aspect, individual or subcultural rites creating a space within / aside from society.
I received a B.A. in Audio and Visual Culture and Theory from the Latvian Academy of Culture, and also graduated from a two year informal education program at the International Summer School of Photography in 2014. I have participated in masterclass by Jan Grarup : Essence of photojournalism ( 2013) and Artist's Book making workshop by Nico Baumgarten (2014). I graduated from contemporary photography and personal projects Master studies as a recipient of the Roberto Villagraz scholarship at EFTI, Madrid (2016). I have worked as a photo reporter at Chancellery of the Latvian Parliament (Saeima) and am currently working on assignments for Helsinki Sanomat. I have been exhibiting my work in group exhibitions since 2007.
2017 NEW EAST PHOTO PRIZE 2016 EXHIBITION: 17 февраля — 26 марта , Музей РОСФОТО/Rosphoto museum ,Saint Petersburg, Russia http://rosphoto.org/events/new-east-photo-prize-2016-2/
2017 SIT SILENTLY ,exhibition in BLUE SKY Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2- 26 Feb http://www.blueskygallery.org/exhibition/katrina-kepule/#1
2016 NEW EAST PHOTO PRIZE EXHIBITION 4 Nov – 18 Dec at Calvert 22 Foundation , London http://calvert22.org/events/new-east-photo-prize
2016 ARREZO & FOTOGRAFIA, exhibition within International Biennal of Photography , 2- 11 Dec Arrezo, Italy http://www.arezzoefotografia.com/mostre?ID=31
2016 SIT SILENTLY , exhibition within the MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN MINSK, 15.09- 14.10, Literary MUseum, Minsk
- 2016 TERRITORIES, RIGA PHOTO MONTH 2016 exhibition of seven photographers from Northern- and Eastern Europe, cured by JH Engström, Latvian Railway History Museum
- 2016 PLURAL/ VERTICAL photo contest/group exhibition gallery Unonueve/EFTI, Madrid
- 2015 FOTOPROJECTOS 12, collection of the best photo and video projects of EFTI master students 2015, gallery Unonueve, Madrid
- 2015 Photo contest /group exhibition of RADIO NABA 13X13 (one of 3 winners)
- 2014 BlowUp! Angkor. Siem Reap, Cambodia. Young Latvian photography collection
- 2014 PHOTO OFF festival Paris, GOSEE Awards selected finalists exposition
- 2014 GOSEE AWARDS, group exhibition UPDATE 14, Gold AWARDS in PROJECTS category, Berlin
- 2014 LENSCULTURE EMERGING TALENTS 2014 top 50, Barcelona Exhibition, Galeria Valid Foto http://en.validfoto.com/
- 2014 CELEBRATING EUROPE, group exhibition, (part of KAUNAS PHOTO festival) http://www.europeanprospects.org/news/celebrating-europe-kaunas-gallery
- 2014 MISFITS, ISSP School Graduate exhibition
- 2014 Quadrennial PICTURE STORY , the first Baltic Sea Region Country Picture Book Competition in Riga, one of 45 participants selected for the exhibition/ catalogue. http://dom.lndb.lv/data/obj/file/231351.pdf
- 2011 MASTERPHOTO.LV contest THE UNUSUAL SIGNS OF SPRING, First Prize
- 2011 WORLDS FOUND OF NATURE photo contest HOUR OF EARTH , Sympathy Prize from PHOTO ACADEMY
- 2011 FOTO KVARTALS /fkmagazine.lv photo story contest TIME OF CHANGES, Second/Third Prize.
- 2011 NEIGHBORS ,group photo show by RIGA PHOTO MUSEUM.
- 2011 Journal DIENA February photo contest, First Prize
- 2010 Photo contest /group exhibition by DELFI.LV, AUTUMN IN LATVIA 2010. PEOPLE. NATURE. EVENTS
- 2009 ISSP Summer School group exhibition, Ludza, Latvia
- 2009 Journal FOTO KVARTALS contest FREEDOM ,NR.1(15)February , First Prize
- 2008 Photo contest /group exhibition of RADIO NABA 6X6 (one of 5 winners)
- 2008 Riga City Council photo contest RIGA IN CELEBRATION, First Prize
- 2007 Photo contest /group exhibition of RADIO NABA 5X5