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 curators, visual artists, photographers and cultural entrepreneurs.


Simon Lovermann Founder, Artistic Director

Caroline von Courten Co-Director, Fundraising

Leon Kirchlechner Artistic Director Print

Claudio Ricci Business Director

Corinna Schneider Project Management, Partnerships

Francesca Hummler Community Management

Ilaria Sponda Distribution

Ozan Türkyilmaz Programming

Gita Cooper-van Ingen Creative Director

Matthias Lohscheidt Technical Director

Sebastian Knittel Account Management

Janina Greif Content Management

Johannes Schauderna Graphic Design