Guest Room aims to spark collaboration. Kathrin Schönegg has decided to collaborate with Kateryna Radchenko, Odesa Photo Days Festival, Ukraine, in the form of visual pairings.
Kathrin Schönegg and Kateryna Radchenko welcome international submissions, which will be matched with current imagery from Ukrainian artists, both exploring the theme "wild loneliness”.
The theme is inspired by a 2022 album title of the band Superchamp. In the post-Trump-era, the ongoing Covid-19-pandemic, and especially the turning point in history that the attack on Ukraine symbolizes, loneliness is no longer a subjective experience alone, but a collective emotion of our times. Schönegg and Radchenko look forward to discovering works employing photography as a means to picture loneliness but also to fight it in order to deal with current politics, global histories and regarding present realities.
1 project per submission
1 to 5 files per project
Allowed file types: JPG, GIF, MOV, MP4, MPG, M4V, M2TS
At least 1500px on the long edge
Videos: At least 1080px on the long edge, max 10 minutes
Kathrin Schönegg is a photography historian working as a writer, editor, and curator in Berlin, Germany. She holds a PhD in Art and Media Studies from the University of Konstanz and publishes regularly on photography in international magazines as Camera Austria, EIKON, Photonews, and Transbordeur beneath others. A permanent curator of C/O Berlin since 2019, she leads the funding program for up-and-coming artists, the C/O Berlin Talent Award, and co-develops C/O Berlin’s general exhibition program. Recent curation includes the thematic exhibitions “Songs of the Sky. Photography & the Cloud” and “Send me an Image. From Postcards to Social Media” (both 2021) alongside solo shows with Michael Danner (2020), Adji Dieye (2021), Anna Ehrenstein (2021), Felicity Hammond (2020), Peter Miller (2021), and Sophie Thun (2020).
Curator, artist, photography researcher. Since 2015 – founder and director of the international festival Odesa Photo Days. Curated exhibition in Ukraine, South Korea, Sweden, Georgia, France, UK and Latvia. As an author, she has published articles in several international magazines and online platforms, such as Fotograf, Magenta, EIKON, FOAM Magazines.
Guest Room is a monthly online exhibition with open submissions curated in real-time by personalities from the international photography scene. Der Greif is an award-winning organization for contemporary photography. It is print-publication, online-publication, curatorial team and joint project all at once. Der Greif connects the digital and the analogue, exploring and expanding the borders and limits of image-distribution and -reception in the digital era.
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