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The Photocaptionist


Guest Room is a monthly online exhibition with open submissions curated in real-time by personalities from the international photography scene.

Milena Carstens

Curator - May 2016

Milena Carstens is Director of Photography at ZEITmagazin Germany. Since completing a degree at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld in photography, Milena has worked for numerous projects and magazines in the capacity of image consultant and photo editor. As gallery manager of Robert Morat’s Showroom she oversaw the opening of the Berlin space in 2010. In 2012 she began to work at ZEITmagazin as photo editor and in 2014 took over as Director of Photography. In her position she focuses on young and emerging photographers that work in documentary and art based photography.

Selection by Milena Carstens


May 29, 2016

Santolo Felaco Armonica Bellezza , Rome, 2016
Joseph Kadow Women in Nizwa, Oman, 2016
Toni Kuraga Cachorro, Adra (almería), 2015


May 28, 2016

Evita Hinneman My landlord's cat, Kreuzberg, 2016
Kristan Kristan Klimczak Cat Show, Toronto, 2015
Di Noia Marco Sirte_4669, Sirte, Libya, 2011


May 27, 2016

Matthieu Litt Horsehead Nebula 4, Faristan, 2015
Alison Postma Untitled (Vancouver New Years), Vancouver, Bc, 2016

Cars III

May 26, 2016

Kani Marouf Kamaran, Kurdistan, Chanaqin, 2015
Clemens Radloff o.T., Dresden, 2015
Alexander Coggin Michael in car, San Francisco, 2016, San Francisco, 2016, 2016


May 25, 2016

Jan Kapitän FürDenMenschenMaschine, Berlin, 2016
Florian Braakman Car Light 2015, Rotterdam, Delfshaven, 2015

Cars I

May 25, 2016

Yana Wernicke Skaarph, Pune, 2015
Victor Staaf man selling towels, Mexico City, 2016
Louis De Belle Besides Faith 3, Italy, 2015


May 24, 2016

Sebastian Lock Macht/Ohnmacht, München, 2015
Dolly Faibyshev Untitled, Waiting, New York, 2015


May 23, 2016

Nils Stelte Marsch für das Leben, Berlin, 2015
Cait Oppermann Handler and Fans Posing With A Dog, Westminster Dog Show, New York, Ny, 2016


May 22, 2016

Sole Satana Unknown, Lorca, Spain, 2013
Andrés Galeano Unknown Photographers #183, 2016
Ina Lounguine Untitled, America, 2015


After a week of posting images and tags I wanted to share my thoughts behind my process.
What happens when we put images into tags?
What does this do to our reflection or our interpretation of the image?
We constantly do this nowadays though in relation to online imagery with search functions and hashtags. Do we compromise the impact of the image by doing this?
Do we then create a singular definition for something that has the ability to say more?
I personally face these questions when working as a photo editor and so decided to incorporate it into my selection.
Thanks to everyone for their wonderful submissions!

May 21, 2016

Marco Marucci On the coast1, Bari, 2015
Stefan Draschan Kopisch, Berlin, 2016
Werner Mansholt Walking on Water (Serie NOT UNUSUAL), Kreta, 2014


May 20, 2016

Jacek Fota Satellite dishes at the 32nd floor roof, Palace Of Culture And Sciecne, Warsaw, Poland., 2014
Andreas Frei F. am Tokamak, München, 2016
Benjamin Motschmann Encounters, Wien, 2015


May 19, 2016

Matthew Bradley Untitled , Cape Town, 2016
Perovic Sara Room 1228, Berlin, 2015


May 18, 2016

Daniela Djukic Herr Vogel und ich kommen zu keinem Ergebnis
Renke Brandt Fledermaus, Strahlsund, 2015
Primoz Zorko White dog, Ljubljana, 2014


May 17, 2016

Daniela Djukic (134340) Pluto
Dune Varela Behind the line 02, Italy, 2016
Maria Mavropoulou The desire for consciousness, Athens, Greece, 2014


May 16, 2016

Elise Swain Boiled Down Al Qaeda Guys from the 90s, New York, 2015
Muir Muir Vidler Galway Open Mic, Galway, Ireland, 2015