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Der Greif - 15th Anniversary Open Call

We are thrilled to announce that Der Greif is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2023. We invite you to submit work reflecting on the “Past & Present” of photography and to consider how image-making has evolved over the past 15 years.

As a way to commemorate what we have accomplished together with our community, images from this open call will be chosen and displayed alongside selected imagery from Der Greif’s extensive archive. Many photographers and visual artists featured in the organization’s past have gone on to successful careers. This open call places their accomplished work in conversation with emerging image makers of today.

Guest Room: David Campany

Guest Room aims to spark collaboration. David Campany, teacher at the University of Westminster London and Curator at Large for the International Center of Photography in New York, has chosen to collaborate with Taous Dahmani, who is a London-based French, British and Algerian art historian, writer and curator specializing in photography.

Together, they have developed the following framework for your submissions: The "Meanwhile".

Guest Room: Franziska Kunze

Guest Room aims to spark collaboration. Franziska Kunze, Chief Curator of Photography and Time-Based Media at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, has chosen to collaborate with Marta Binazzi, who is Photo Archivist at the Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti, the Centre for Italian Renaissance of the Harvard University.

Together, they have developed the following framework for your submissions: “An archive is an archive is an archive”.

With “An archive is an archive is an archive” – adopted from Gertrude Stein’s echoing and brilliant quote – Franziska Kunze and Marta Binazzi want to explore the possibilities of archival matters within photography. What do photographs do in archives? What do archives do with photographs? What do you do with both?

Guest Room: Annekathrin Kohout

Guest Room aims to spark collaboration. Annekathrin Kohout, writer and cultural scientist, has decided to team up with writer, curator of contemporary art and founding director of the Philara Collection, Katharina Klang. The deadline for submitting your work is Dec 22.

Together, they have developed the following framework for your submissions: "No."

​No.
Noooooooooooo.
No longer.
No more.

What does (an expressed) no look like?

Submit for free or pay a voluntary donation of 6€.

Guest Room: Christoph Wiesner & Aurélien Valette

Guest Room aims to spark collaboration. Christoph Wiesner, head of the Rencontres d'Arles, has decided to collaborate with philosophy and photography graduate Aurélien Valette.

Together, they have developed the following framework for your submissions: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.

Christoph Wiesner is head of the Rencontres d’Arles since 2020, the first international photography festival, and was artistic director of Paris Photo from 2015 to 2020. After spending 15 years at Berlin’s Esther Schipper gallery, he became senior director of the Yvon Lambert gallery in Paris in 2012. Christoph Wiesner was born in 1965. He lives and works in Paris and Arles.

Guest Room: OFFICE IMPART

Guest Room aims to spark collaboration. Johanna Neuschäffer and Anne Schwanz, founders of the multi-dimensional space and platform for contemporary art OFFICE IMPART, have decided to collaborate with the artist Christian Mio Loclair, who works at the interface of artistic and scientific research.

Together, they have developed the following framework for your submissions: “Simultaneity”.

The complexity of our time can be described wonderfully with the word simultaneity. An either/or categorization becomes obsolete and truths and principles that seem to contradict each other enter into synergy. Creative processes and AI, natural phenomena and the metaverse, everyday processes and algorithms - how do these simultaneities have an effect on photographic image production?

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