Der Greif is an award-winning contemporary photography organization. Through crowdsourcing, Der Greif brings together diverse voices and provides a platform and visibility for a range of practitioners and their works. Since 2008, Der Greif has engaged with topics like changing authorship perceptions, image de- and re-contextualization, appropriation, and artistic approaches to photographic archives and remix culture.

Der Greif's publications demonstrate how pairings of images by different authors can generate new meanings. Der Greif explores the creation, distribution, and reception of images - in print, on screens, and in exhibitions. The organization reflects on and questions the role of images: how we construct and perceive our environment and our respective responsibilities within it.

Since issue #11, Der Greif has been guest-edited by artists Jason Fulford, Broomberg & Chanarin, Penelope Umbrico and Sylvie Fleury.

DER GREIF has worked with institutions such as FOAM, Aperture Foundation, C/O Berlin, Fotomuseum Winterthur and published works from about 3.000 photographers, artists and authors in printed publications as well as online.

The team also gives workshops and lectures about approaches to curating, editing and working between digital and analog worlds. For inquiries concerning workshops and lectures, please send us an email to info[at]


Der Greif is run by a team of visual artists, photographers and cultural entrepreneurs.


Simon Lovermann Founder, Artistic Director

Leon Kirchlechner Artistic Director Print

Claudio Ricci Business Director

Corinna Schneider Project Manager, Fundraising

Francesca Hummler Community Manager

Ilaria Sponda Distribution Manager

Ozan Türkyilmaz Event Manager

Gita Cooper-van Ingen Creative Director

Matthias Lohscheidt Technical Director

Sebastian Knittel Account Manager

Janina Greif Content Manager

Johannes Schauderna Graphic Design