Der Greif, together with Berlin Photoweek, is interested to explore possibilities and limits of exhibiting photographic images presented in poster-form but being high quality prints. Image makers worldwide are invited to submit one image in portrait format that is visually powerful and stands out. Think about your submission in close conjunction with 25 other images from different contexts.
The selected images will be displayed during Berlin Photoweek from October 10-13 at Kraftwerk in Berlin. They will be printed in DIN A1 format as fine art prints and mounted directly on the wall. The display references the photographic image as seen and encountered daily in our cityscapes – on billboards, as well as a form of public (artistic) intervention.
We are happy to partner with The Printspace, London for the production of the show!
DER GREIF is an award-winning organisation for contemporary photography. As a print publication, international online platform, and as a curatorial team, DER GREIF's aim is to facilitate and help shape dialogues between image-makers and the images themselves. The artistic core and root of the project is our annual, ad-free print publication. The website is an exhibition-, communication-, and information platform for participants and anyone interested in contemporary photography. DER GREIF connects the digital (global) and the analogue (local), exploring and expanding the borders and limitations of image distribution and reception in a digital era.
Berlin Photo Week celebrates the love of photography, art and technology with events held all around the city. For one week in October, hear from industry leaders, participate in portfolio reviews, photo walks, experience masterclasses and the annual EyeEm Awards ceremony - presenting the winners of the world's largest photography competition.
Biography with up to 1500 characters
Country of residence
1 file per submission
Allowed file types: JPG
At least 5000px on the long edge
Image date (year)
CEO and partner, Grisebach GmbH
Diandra Donecker studied art history, literature and law in Munich. Since then, she has worked at the MET, New York and was with Christie’s. Diandra joined Grisebach in 2017 as a photography specialist, where she became partner and CEO in 2019.
Assistant Editor, FOAM Magazine
Mariama Attah is a photography curator and editor, with a particular interest in the power of photography to re-present visual culture. Mariama is currently Assistant Editor of Foam Magazine. Previously she was Programme Curator at Photoworks and was responsible for developing and programming exhibitions and events, including Brighton Photo Biennial and the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards. She was also commissioning and managing editor of Photoworks Annual, published yearly.
Gita Cooper-van Ingen
Creative Director, Editor, Der Greif
Gita Cooper-van Ingen is an artist, as well as creative director and editor of Der Greif. In 2014 she completed her degree in Criticism & Curation in London where she focussed on both historic and contemporary, conceptual photographic practices as well as the ethical aspects of spectatorship and politics of viewing/displaying. Previously she worked as director of Daniel Blau gallery London & Munich, specialising in vintage photography, until joining the team at Der Greif in early 2017.
Founder, Artistic Director, Der Greif
Simon Lovermann is an artist, musician and cultural entrepreneur. He is founder and artistic director of Der Greif, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Picter. Simon is regularly giving lectures, workshops and talks about his work, e.g. at Unseen Amsterdam, ÉCAL, Parsons School of Design New York and C/O Berlin.
Q: Can I submit more than one image? A: No, just one single image in portrait format is allowed
Q: Why do the images have to be uploaded in such a large size?
A: The open call is for a poster exhibition. Due to a very tight schedule, we need to be sure to have the right file-sizes of the selected entries at hand when it comes to producing the posters with our partner The Printspace
Q: Will I be notified if I get selected or not?
A: Yes, we will notify everyone who participated until October 9