For issue 15, titled “The collectivity issue”, we are thrilled to announce a special approach to our guest-editing. Instead of working with one artist, we have chosen to invite a total of 50 artists to each guest-edit a single spread within the publication. The invited artists will juxtapose one of their images with an image they select from the open call.
We invite you to submit work that corresponds with your own perception of collectivity
Have your work seen by renowned artists (The invited artists include, among others, Todd Hido, Laia Abril, Thomas Albdorf, Mårten Lange, Jessica Backhaus, Anna Ehrenstein, Max Siedentopf, Clare Strand, Eva Stenram, Andy Kassier, Charlie Engman and many more)
Get the chance to be published in issue 15, become part of a truly collective work of art, guest-edited by 50 renowned artists and get a free copy plus additional copies at a highly discounted rate
Get the chance to publish an Artist Feature on dergreif.org, a highly-frequented international source of photographic art
Der Greif is 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.
This year we are asking you to consider making a financial contribution as well. That's why we're suggesting a voluntary donation of 12 € as a submission fee. 100% of the funds we collect from your donations will go towards helping us produce issue 15.
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.
1 to 5 files per submission
Allowed file types: JPG
At least 3000px on the long edge
Image date (year)
Der Greif is an award-winning organization for contemporary photography. It is print-publication, online-publication, curatorial team and joint project all at once. It was born and built on the foundations of collecting and collective making.
Our annual publications testify to the potential that single images, and image-pairings by different authors, can spark and create new spaces for images and (re-)generate narratives. We investigate the sites and spaces of image productions as well as their distribution and reception – on screens, in print as well as in exhibitions. In this sense, we are continually reflecting on and questioning the roles images play in how we create and process our environment and our respective positions and responsibilities within it.
Since issue 11, we’ve worked with artists to guest-edit our (annual) issues. Our previous guests include Jason Fulford, Broomberg & Chanarin, Penelope Umbrico and Sylvie Fleury.
Since its inception in 2008, the organization is involved with contemporary issues like the changing perception of authorship, de- and re-contextualization of images, appropriation, artistic approaches to photographic archives and the rise of the remix culture.
DER GREIF has collaborated with institutions such as FOAM, Aperture Foundation, C/O Berlin, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Fotomuseum Winterthur and published works from about 3.000 artists and photographers in printed publications and online.