Guest Room aims to spark collaborations. That’s why Marie Gomis-Trezise is teaming up with David Uzochukwu in choosing the theme for this instalment. David a self-taught visual artist. He has collaborated with artists like Little Dragons, FKA twigs and Pharrell, been commissioned by Nike, Dior, and Hermès, and has exhibited at Bozar, Photo Vogue Festival, and Lagos Photo Festival. David has provided the following Sorbian(*) saying as a framework for your submissions:
“The night doesn't swallow us, it lets us stumble.“
(*) Sorbs are a West Slavic ethnic group predominantly inhabiting Lusatia, a region divided by Germany and Poland.
three words wherein there are endless abstract and concrete possibilities to communicate what goes beyond or beneath the surface of language, welcoming an amplification of open-ended interpretations.
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 email@example.com to receive a voucher code which will allow you to enter for free.
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1 project per submission
1 to 4 images per project
File type must be JPG
At least 1500px on the long edge
Images' connection to the theme
Best described as a serial talent scout, Curator & Creative Consultant Marie Gomis-Trezise created Galerie Number 8 to bring together predominantly but not exclusively photographers from the African diaspora, all of whom have an unflinching gaze and a desire to dismantle cultural and sexual barriers and constructs.
Of Senegalese descent herself, Marie was brought up in Marseille, is now living in Brussels after many years in Paris and London, mostly working in the music industry. In 2015, Marie’s return to an Africa that she had not visited since childhood awakened her desire to showcase a new wave of artists exploring identity, blackness and diversity both online and through shows in art fairs and festivals. Additionally by promoting their works through both editorials and brand collaborations.