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]dergreif.org.
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