Fotodoks Festival Munich

Simon Karlstetter and Leon Kirchlechner did a two-day workshop during the documentary festival Fotodoks in Munich. The workshop-participants produced a zine together, working with their own pictures, but also with images from photographers exhibited in the festival.

The artistic directors of DER GREIF, Leon Kirchlechner and Simon Karlstetter, offer a workshop for photography students and professionals. The workshop transfers aspects of DER GREIF’s artistic photographic practice and experiments with diverse possibilities of how to work with photography in the digital era. The team of DER GREIF is looking for a dialogue in which both parties – participants and directors – receive new impulses. This process is supported by the fact that the workshop is held by two directors with different approaches and artistic practices.

At the beginning of each workshop, DER GREIF shares insights into the project and its history, development and concept. As starting point the workshop-participants bring around 50 photographs as digital files; either complete series/works or single images. After building small groups, the participants select single images that they want to work with from this archive. These single images are then edited and placed in newly created contexts. Coherent, new combinations from various different origin-contexts evolve from this process.

These combinations build the basis for new works that don’t necessarily show a classical narrative structure.


Peter Jacoby
Judith Jakob
Maren Jeleff
Elke Maria Latinovic
Michael Mönnich

Photographers exhibited at Fotodoks ’15 who contributed images:

Roman Bezjak
Jörg Gläscher
Ibro Hasanovic
Borut Krajnc
Tom Licht
Anne Morgenstern
Dragan Petrović
Hrvoje Slovenc
Merlin Nadj-Torma

October 10
10.00 am
Lothringer 13 Room, Munich Workshop Website