The Der Greif-approach – on screens, in print as well as in exhibitions.
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 artistic core and root of the project is the ad-free print-publication. It combines and presents the works of photographers and authors of different origins in a holistic piece of art.
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.
Der Greif connects the digital and the analogue, exploring and expanding the borders and limits of image-distribution and -reception in the digital era. All Der Greif-projects connect virtual, physical and / or print-spaces. Since its inception in 2008, the project is involved with contemporary issues like the changing perception of authorship, de- and recontextualization of images, appropriation, artistic approaches to photographic archives and the rise of the remix culture.
DER GREIF has worked with institutions such as FOAM, Aperture Foundation, C/O Berlin, Fotomuseum Winterthur and published works from about 1.000 photographers and artists in printed publications as well as online.