Guest Room aims to spark collaborations. That’s why Lucy Pike is teaming up with Suzanne Tromp in choosing the theme for this installment. Suzanne is the senior commissioning editor of WeTransfer’s editorial platform WePresent which currently has over 4 million monthly readers. Next to visually bringing every story to life, she leads the art and illustration commissions on WePresent and has worked with institutions like Tate Galleries and Royal Academy of Arts, and artists like Edel Rodriguez, FKA twigs and Polly Nor.
The framework for your submissions is a quote an interview Lucy and Suzanne did with Ryan McGinley for WePresent:
“Subconsciously I was trying to somehow remake this family of people who were, as a kid, my heroes”
After over a decade of serving the international photography community Der Greif is now finally a registered non-profit. We believe this organizational structure best reflects our artistic and cultural mission. As always, your artistic contribution makes our work on Der Greif possible.
Since starting Guest Room in January 2015, we’ve been working hard to invite a broad range of practitioners, from gallerists to editors and curators. We are convinced that this format is an interesting and low-barrier approach to help artists get their work in front of people who might be interested in working with them. For this reason, we are asking you to consider making a financial contribution as well. That’s why we’re suggesting a voluntary donation of 5 € as a submission fee. 100% of the funds we collect from your donations will go towards helping us continue providing interesting opportunities for the photography community through Guest Room, and thus expand Der Greif.
We believe in inclusivity. We don’t want this suggested donation to stand in the way of your submission. If you are unable to contribute financially, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a voucher code which will allow you to enter for free.
Thank you so much!
1 project per submission
1 to 4 images per project
File type must be JPG
At least 1500px on the long edge
Lucy brings together experience from some of the world’s leading media titles (The Times, The Guardian) and the most creative brands (WeTransfer, EyeEm). From one-off projects to ongoing platforms, she has a unique combination of expertise, experience and contacts which she uses as the photo editor of WePresent.