DER GREIF (rhymes with »Life«) is an award-winning project for contemporary photography and literature with focus on photography.
Recently awarded »Photography Magazine of the Year 2014«, DER GREIF is a print-publication, online-publication, curatorial team and joint project for and with photographers and authors from all over the world.
The artistic core and root of the project is the printed and ad-free magazine. It combines and presents the works of photographers and authors of different origins in a holistic piece of art.
The website is exhibition-, communication- and information-platform for participants and anyone interested in photography and literature. Participating artists are presented in special artist-features where they are given the opportunity to blog. In »Guest-Room«, outstanding personalities in the field of international photography curate and select their favorite submissions online.
DER GREIF combines digital and analog content in unique ways and is constantly exploring and pushing the boundaries of publishing in the digital era. Since its beginning in 2008, the project is dealing with contemporary topics such as perception of authorship, de- and recontextualization of single photographic images as well as artistic approaches to photographic archives.