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      2017 'Homeland' Book Presentation at the PhotoQ Bookshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Born 1985. Latvian. Lived in the USA and the UK. Based in Latvia.

    2015 - 2016 University of Brighton, MA Photography, Brighton, UK
    2003 - 2008 International Institute of Practical Psychology (SPPA), BA Graphic Design, Riga, Latvia
    2013 Carnival Wedding Photography (AWP), Cozumel, Mexico
    2010 Carnival Photo College, Miami, USA
    2008 - 2009 Centre of Creative Learning 'Annas 2' (TJN), Photography, Riga, Latvia
    2008 Art Academy of Latvia (LMA), Painting, Riga, Latvia

    2015 The Narrative Portrait at the International Summer School of Photography (ISSP), Kuldiga, Latvia
    2009 Storytelling at the Centre of Creative Learning ‘Annas 2’ (TJN), Kolka, Latvia
    2008 Visual Story at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA), Riga, Latvia

    2017 Moving Visual Stories Forward at the Docking Station, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Artist talks, events and seminars.
    2018 Visiting Talk at the Talsu Fotoklubs, Talsi, Latvia
    2017 Visiting Talk at the TJN Annas 2, Riga, Latvia
    2017 Visiting Talk at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK), The Hague, Netherlands
    2017 'Homeland' Book Presentation at the PhotoQ Bookshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2016 Visiting Talk at the TJN Annas 2, Riga, Latvia
    2016 Brighton Photo Fringe and Photoworks / Brighton Photo Biennial Publishers' Market at the Phoenix Brighton, England
    2016 After School Club Visiting Talk at the University of Brighton, Brighton, England
    2013 Visiting Talk at the TJN Annas 2, Riga, Latvia
    2011 Visiting Talk at the TJN Annas 2, Riga, Latvia

    2017 Source Magazine: A decade of Graduate Photography 2007 - 2017: The Long List
    2017 Photon Gallery (Centre for Contemporary Photography) - Different Worlds, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    2017 Riga Photomonth - Projection Facts and Clarifications, Riga, Latvia
    2016 Slideluck Prato - Mapping: Identity, Social, Territory, Prato, Italy
    2016 LensCulture Editors' Picks feature & showcase in the Emerging Talent Awards 2016
    2016 Source Photographic Review: Special Guest Selection by Cliff Lauson (Curator, Hayward Gallery London)

    2017 Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award
    2017 First Book Award

    Prizes and Awards.
    2017 99th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia Award at the Cultural Centre of Roja, Latvia
    2017 Different Worlds: 2nd Prize at Photon - Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    2017 Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award, Photo London, London, UK
    2016 Slideluck Prato: Exhibition of the feature at Lato Gallery, Prato, Italy
    2013 Carnival Wedding Photography: the best Coffee Story Table Book of the year, Miami, USA
    2012 Carnival Cruise Lines: 1st Prize - Studio Photography Contest, Miami, USA