My name is Katrina Kepule and I am a photographer based in Latvia, currently studying in Madrid.
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 currently study contemporary photography and personal projects as a recipient of the 2015 Roberto Villagraz scholarship at EFTI, Madrid.
I have worked as a photo reporter at Chancellery of the Latvian Parliament (Saeima). I have been exhibiting my work in group exhibitions since 2007.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS/ AWARDS
•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
•2014 CELEBRATING EUROPE, group exhibition
•2014 Quadrennial PICTURE STORY
•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 photo story contest TIME OF CHANGES, Second/Third Prize.
•OST SEE MAG INTERVIEW http://ostseemag.com/portfolio/katrina-kepule-sit-silently/
•THE GUARDIAN NEW EAST
•TRAFIKA EUROPE issue 3 - LATVIAN SOJOURN
•THE CALVERT JOURNAL
•for London Independent Photography fLIP 29: Conflict / Turning Point