Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.


Apr 21, 2017 - Joanne Leah

We are artists, curators, muses, writers and other creatives who use social media platforms, Instagram and/or Facebook, to connect with others, share work and promote our creative endeavors. Our belief is that artistic practice examines the world around us, confronting society without commercial motivation. We constantly reevaluate our cultural framework, providing a fundamental perspective on existing value

systems. Sharing work in a traditional gallery setting has become increasingly difficult, and simultaneously we are being pushed out of our cities due to rising costs of living. Many of us turn to virtual platforms for open and unbiased feedback.
Many of us are finding our images and accounts censored without explanation while following the Community Guidelines currently in place. We believe there is a pattern of unjustifiable censorship that includes inconsistencies, double standards and lack of reason. Art only has a future if people are wholeheartedly engaging with it. Allowing unnecessary censorship contributes to the mediocrity of experience, instead of encouraging the originality of ideas and the unique exploration of self identity.
This is a small collection of my own work that has been censored by social media.