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Michael Famighetti

Guest Room

Der Greif has invited Michael Famighetti, editor in chief of Aperture magazine and the editorial program, to curate a Guest Room. Michael Famighetti crafted the following theme for your submissions: “SUPER SIGHT”. "Berenice Abbott made stunning pictures of objects and scientific phenomena in the 1950s. To do so, she developed a process she called 'Super Sight,' based on the ancient camera ...


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Nadia Ettwein

Artist Feature

Houseplant is a work on my self-destructions and recoveries, a growth from girlhood to womanhood that emerged independently from traditional norms. The metaphor of a houseplant suggests nurturing and growth, but also the confinement of being contained within certain parameters or expectations. Love and abandonment. In this ongoing personal project, I explore personal transformation ...


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Der Greif at Les Rencontres d'Arles 2024

Articles

We’ve just got back from Les Rencontres d’Arles, where we kicked-off our first 1:1 feedback session at the Fondation Manuel Rivera-Ortiz in ParisBerlin Fotohaus, danced the night away with a fantastic DJ set by Stump Valley from the collective ToyTonics and enjoyed a special screening of the 24 artists selected selected for the feedback session: Anne Mocaër, Cristina Fontsare, Emilia Martin, ...


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Cry Baby

Artist Blog by Nadia Ettwein

A long time ago I decided not to have children. Perhaps it was a conscious choice that unfolded in me organically – that motherhood wasn’t my destined path. Somehow, I was never prepared to carry my own unresolved wounds into motherhood and be the possible cause of harm. In my own way I carried my absence into photography – triggers turned into photographs. Nadia Ettwein is part of »Guest ...


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About My Practice

Artist Blog by Nadia Ettwein

As a visual artist, I navigate between the construction and witnessing of images. I have studied and worked in the field of Information Science that extended into photography, through creating and preserving my own stories. My life has been characterized by abandonment and neglect, leading to my challenges. This abuse with a history of a post-apartheid society and domestic instabilities has ...


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Les Rencontres d'Arles 2024: A Der Greif guide through the festival

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Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles inaugurates its 55th edition at various venues across the city – and throughout the South of France – from 1 July to 29 September 2024. Der Greif guides you through the most exciting week for European photography and beyond to highlight our past and present collaborators’ works at the festival.


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Portraits of Houseplants

Artist Blog by Nadia Ettwein

Houseplant started as a series of self-portraits in a black skirt during COVID. What I thought of as creative portraits in lockdown, tuned into a different set of self-discoveries. In this time, my partner and I transitioned from a monogamous to a non-monogamous marriage. There were a lot of social norms that I had to face and unlearn. The self-portraits were my intimate self-exploration ...


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In Focus: Photobooks by Magda Kuca, Mafalda Rakoš, Anna Breit and Mircea Sorin Albuțiu

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“In Focus” is a quarterly series of reviews in which we hunt down and peruse the worthy publications off the shelves of our community artists. Each month, Der Greif is selecting a set of photobooks from our talents’ pool. Compiled here are the most recent releases from our community artists Magda Kuca, Mafalda Rakoš, Anna Breit and Mircea Sorin Albuțiu.


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MADRE by Marisol Mendez Published by Setanta Books

Artist Blog by Magda Kuca

MADRE imaginatively captures some of that richness and diversity of female experience, with Mendez walking a shifting line between fact and fiction in her collaboratively staged portraits. Mendez worked closely with her sitters to craft the visions she presents in MADRE, with costumes, props, and all carefully coordinated to reflect the subject’s desired persona. In nearly every image, the woman ...


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Monsters Hunting Magda Kuca’s Photographic Tales

Artist Blog by Magda Kuca

Śmiguśniaki are the captives of the Tatars, whose tongues were cut off - they can’t speak so they rattle instead. To get protection from the cold, they clothed themselves with hay, acquiring plant-like properties. Their face masks protected their otherworldly origins - ‘Dziady’ are ghosts of the ancestors, connecting the world of the living and the deceased. Dziady are playing around, pouring ...


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Family Tales

Artist Blog by Magda Kuca

Family Tales (2022) is a project focused on ancestry search, rediscovering author’s family archives and interpreting stories by combining archival photographic materials with historic and experimental photographic processes from gum bichromate to wet collodion, chlorophyll printing on leaves from the Kuca family hometown to photographic installation. Through a range of printing materials and by ...


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Local Voices: Thai imagescape(s)

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“Local Voices” is the digital media platform that narrates the creative horizon of image culture country by country: the photographers, institutions and independent players shaping the contemporary imagescape(s). Der Greif kicks off with a focus on Thailand. This article is an exercise of co-writing to achieve an ever-growing digital archive on the world of contemporary photography and visual ...


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Tales

Artist Blog by Magda Kuca

Tales is the first book by Magda Kuca comprising a decade’s worth of work concerned with Eastern European identity and storytelling, examining the relationship between the supernatural and folklore. By working hands-on with historic photographic processes such as wet collodion, Kuca’s work explores narratives around the craft and materiality of the photographic medium. The book invites the ...


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Magda Kuca

Artist Feature

Referencing early ethnographic photography records, this deeply personal series features portraits of the author's grandmother shot in wet plate collodion technique. Influenced by Slavic rituals and customs, the historic technique strengthens the link between the artistic approach and the desire to dive into one’s heritage through reflection on memory, folklore and technology. Magda Kuca is part ...


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Tsardom 3.10.

Artist Blog by Maxim Zmeyev

Hello everyone! In the third and final part of my blog, I want to present the project I am currently working on. The photographs you see might not even be included in the final project, or they might change. The project is still in progress and evolving! If you have any comments about it, you can contact me on Instagram or write to me on my website. Thank you for spending this time with me. ...


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Greif Alumni: Tradition and innovation. Caleb Stein's “How to Move a Mountain”

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“How to Move a Mountain” is a photographic essay by Greif Alumnus Caleb Stein, exploring the Carrara marble quarry. Published by Luhz Press, this 100-page softcover book features Stein’s black-and-white photographs, an essay by our past Guest Room curator David Campany, and a design by Zoe Lemelson. Limited to an edition of 600 copies, “How to Move a Mountain” offers a profound look at the ...


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ID 2.100.

Artist Blog by Maxim Zmeyev

Hello everyone! In the second part of my blog, I want to present to you my second major project related to video games. I created this project in France, where I moved due to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. I now live in Marseille and have the status of an asylum seeker, which makes this project very personal to me. 2023 Virtual photography Photomaton photo booth The project “ID ...


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Christiane Monarchi & Eva Eicker

Guest Room

Guest Room is dedicated to igniting collaboration. Christiane Monarchi, the founding co-editor of Hapax Magazine and founding editor of Photomonitor, is teaming up with curator Eva Eicker, an expert focusing on social and cultural issues for critical engagement with contemporary photography. For this edition of Guest Room, they have crafted the guiding framework: "Wortbildsalat / ...


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5W About My Practice.

Artist Blog by Maxim Zmeyev

Hello everyone! In the first part of my blog, I would like to introduce you to what I do and why it is important to me. The photographs presented here are a small part of my work process when developing projects. In the following parts of the blog, I will showcase photographs of the projects themselves. I am very happy to see you here! My name is Maxim Zmeyev. I worked as a photojournalist for ...


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Maxim Zmeyev

Artist Feature

Hello everyone! I want to present to you my first major project related to video games. This is my graduation project from the Rodchenko Art School. 2021 Virtual Photography Kallitype process Contact printing The project “Type 1.5.11.” represents a conceptual photo series made in the postapocalyptic MMO Action RPG Fallout 76. In the games of the last decade, there has been a transition to ...


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