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Guest Room is a monthly online exhibition with open submissions curated in real-time by personalities from the international photography scene.

About Der Greif »Guest Room: Diane Dufour«

Diane Dufour is director of LE BAL in Paris, an independent platform for exhibitions, publications, ideas and education, centered on the contemporary image in all its forms – photography, video, film and the new media - founded in 2010 with Raymond Depardon. Internationally famous for the quality of its exhibitions (Anonymous, Nameless America; Topographies of War; Antoine d'Agata, Anticorps; Paul Graham; Lewis Baltz, Common Objects, Provoke – Photography in Japan 1960 – 1975, etc.), LE BAL aims to combine the visual arts with reflections on society. Ms. Dufour has designed many books on contemporary photographers, including Mark Cohen, Dark Knees; Lewis Baltz, Common Objects; Dirk Braeckman, Sisyphe; Mark Lewis, Above and Below. She also started Curators' Day, a project exchange platform including 30 European museums. She was head of Europe Magnum Photos from 2000 to 2007.

»Guest Room: Diane Dufour has no specific theme.«

Diane Dufour

Diane Dufour (c) Patrick Tourneboeuf

Why submit to »Guest Room«?

»Guest Room« is a free opportunity to show your work to curators and gallerists. Your work will be seen and possibly published as part of the online-exhibition at the Der Greif website, a highly-frequented international source of photographic art.

About Der Greif: Guest Room

DER GREIF is an award-winning organization for contemporary photography. It is print-publication, online-publication, curatorial team and joint project all at once.

The website is exhibition-, communication-, and information-platform for participants and anyone interested in contemporary photography. Participating artists are presented in special Artist Features where they are given the opportunity to blog. In »Guest Room«, outstanding personalities in the field of international photography curate and select their favorite submissions online.

»Guest Room« has been conceived in January 2015 in order to expand and explore the possibilities of thoughtfully combining single photographic images and presenting them online. Each Guest Room-selection is published in real-time. Around 30 images per Guest are shown – single images or image-combinations.

Over the years DER GREIF has developed a very distinctive handling when working with photography-submissions from artists from all over the world. »Guest Room« questions this approach and the role the artistic directors of Der Greif play in it by integrating curators and gallerists in the field of international photography.

How to submit your work

Submitting to Der Greif »Guest Room: Diane Dufour« is easy:

  1. Fill in your personal details in the Profile section
  2. In the »Work«-section, add or upload a project consisting of up to four images. Images can either be part of a series or be conceived as single images.
  3. Submit your work

For more information, please read the Terms and Condition at the summary of the submission process.


Call for entries open
4 May 2018
Submission deadline
26 May 2018
Start »Guest Room«
10 May 2018
End »Guest Room«
24 May 2018


Submission Requirements

  • One project with a maximum of 4 images
  • The submitted photographs must fulfill the following technical terms: min. 1500px, max. 7000px

Entrance Fees

  • no entrance fees

Previous Guest Rooms

December 12, 2016
Der Greif Guest Room - Shoair Mavlian
David Southwood – Untitled 2, Katse Dam, Lesotho, 2015
Melissa Arras – El Dorado, Calais, France, 2015

July 08, 2016
Der Greif Guest Room - Jörg Colberg
Arne Piepke – Walden, Germany, Hochsauerland, 2016
Juno Doran – The boy who speaks like flowers (662cMF_06), United Kingdom, 2016
Paolo Valerio Caldarulo – 001#, Terni

Der Greif Guest Room - Previous Curators
Shoair Mavlian, curator, Tate Modern, London
Jörg Colberg, author, critic, publisher, Conscientious Photography Magazine
Lesley A. Martin, creative director, Aperture Foundation, New York