Milena Carstens


Jörg Colberg


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

The Photocaptionist

Curator - May 2016

Federica Chiocchetti is the founding director of the photo-literary platform Photocaptionist. She is a writer, photography critic, curator, and editor. Currently working on her Ph.D. in photography and fictions at the University of Westminster, she explores the intersections of images and words through exhibitions and books. She works independently and for international institutions, collections, festivals, and fairs, including the Kunsthalle Budapest, the V&A, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton Photo Biennial, the London Art Fair, and the Archive of Modern Conflict.
Lisa Stein is the managing editor of »Photocaptionist«. Currently a doctoral student in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University, her research examines the relationship between thought and the photographic image, taking its point of departure in George Bataille’s writings on »nonknowledge«.

Selection by The Photocaptionist


June 23, 2016

Sole Satana Untitled, Lorca, Spain, 2016

Being The Photocaptionist, a platform that explores the intersections between photographs and words, you might wonder where the words are in this exciting and challenging collaboration with Der Greif. In crafting this visual narrative we actually opted for letting the images’ original hyper-texts (titles, captions, inscriptions, artist statements) ‘drive’ us in developing combinations and sequences. We started with a seemingly astonished boy ‘looking’ with his eyes wide open towards a slide from the series Russian Night which comes with a mysterious inscription: ‘Leningrad – A Hero City. Monument to the Victims of January 9, 1905’. This combination made us reflect upon notions of poor monuments, unintentional talismans, absence, the visible & invisible, ambiguity, optical illusion, memory, the open, potential, holes in knowledge, markings, and the absent gaze. We embarked on a visual trip inspired by its constant renovation through the ambiguous and mysterious relationship between the images and the hyper-texts with which they circulate. We hope you enjoyed our selection and we would like to express our warmest gratitude to the Der Greif team for the opportunity.

June 22, 2016

Kamille Boyko Untitled VIII, 2016
Semyon Aleschenko untitled, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Gaspar Iwaniura untitled, Buenos Aires, 2013

June 21, 2016

Veronica Puche Timiza, Colombia, 2014
Maja A. Ngom Untitled #3 from the series Encrusted Island, Poland, 2015

June 20, 2016

Melanie Melanie Eclare Summer Cabin 'After the Fire' series, Northern California, Cobb Mountain, Lake County, 2015
Tal Ben Avi Oil stain, Israel, 2016

June 19, 2016

Katie Bretday The Automatic Face, London, 2012
Louise Oates (An)Other Construct, Mexico, 2015
Ville Kumpulainen Out of Sight / From series Out of Sight, Helsinki, 2016

June 18, 2016

Simone Simone Sapienza Charlie surfs on Lotus Flowers, Ho Chi Minh City, 2016
Angelika Siemieniuk Definition of Freedom , Brighton , 2016

June 17, 2016

Paul Thulin Cervantes' Shadow, United States, 2014
Judit Flora Schuller Gaps, Budapest, 2015
Jean-baptiste Monteil Garden 1, Cancale, Britanny, 2015

June 16, 2016

Richard Nicholson Under the Pavement Lies the Beach #3, 2015
Karolina Karwan Less, Poland, 2015

June 15, 2016

Tomoya Imamura Rákóczi, Óbánya (ungarn), 2016

June 14, 2016

Alex Bunn Triple-shape Memory, London, 2015
Raisa Galofre Absent , Deutschland, 2016

June 13, 2016

Judith Hornbogen Elephant Foot, Athens, 2016
Max Kersting Delbrück, Delbrück, 2009

June 12, 2016

Ambra Crespi Jardin électronique, Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech, 2016

June 11, 2016

Giulia Mangione Danesland, Denmark, 2014
Andrés Tapia Núñez Un truco, Santiago, Chile., 2015
Cindy Cordt Im Allgemeinen, Sarajevo, 2016

June 10, 2016

Didier Didier Bizet PYONGYANG PARIS, Paris, 2015

June 09, 2016

Fanny Rezig Untitled, Bruxelles, 2015
Falk Messerschmidt Russian Night 20, -, 2010