London College of Communication

DER GREIF was invited by Esther Teichmann to give a workshop for the Bachelor students at London College of Communication. In groups of four students each, they created four individual zines, all from the same material. Every participant brought between 50-70 pictures that built the source for the image-pool every student was working with. Focus of the workshop was to establish both a different perception of the very own pictures, as well as create a group-dynamic as the driving force for each publication and selection-process and have different authors involved rather than the usual photographer-as-author approach.

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.


Jose Cuevas
Anne Erhard
Steph Hargreaves
Ganesha Lockhart
Ming Lu
Theodore Plytas
Silvia Rosi
David Dawson
Albi Gualtieri
Kathy Anne Lim
Sahil Lodha
Sally Ploeger
Nassim Rad
James Wilde


June 4
10.00 am
LCC London Workshop Website