Bildmuseet, Umeå University, Sweden


Workshop led by Kaspars Goba (LV) un Andrejs Strokins (LV)
September – December 2013
Location: Tourism Network- Bolderāja creative space

In the autumn of 2013, in the Tourism Network – Bolderāja creative space, local residents had the chance to create self-portraits in the historical multigraph technique – taking photos with a system of mirrors that simultaneously generates 5 images. This system was used in Latvia at the beginning of the 20th century, while the last evidence of the multigraph technique in Europe comes from Poland in the early 1940s. Interestingly, photographs taken in this way have also been found in the Bolderāja neighbourhood. They were created during the first Latvian independence period by a photographer whose studio was on a ship – most of his subjects were sailors. Students from the local Maritime Academy were also invited to take part in the workshop.

Andrejs Strokins (1984) is a freelance photographer who has been working on a series on Bolderāja, People in the dunes, for several years.
Kaspars Goba (1975) is a photographer, journalist and documentary filmmaker, mainly focusing on social and environmental issues in his work.