Guest Room aims to spark collaboration. Nadine Isabelle Henrich, Curator of the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, has decided to team up with photo-based artist and founder of Latinx Diaspora Archives, William Camargo. Together, they have developed the following framework for your submissions: “Poetics of Counter-Archives”.
"We introduce 'Poetics of Counter-Archives' as our conceptual framework, inviting you to explore images, visual constellations, networks, communities, spaces, dialogues, archives, and photographic kinship for transcending conventional representation. Which images exist in the shadows of algorithmic visibility? What images are not part of the visual history of your home? How can we construct counterarchives as a form of resistance against hegemonic structures within the realm of photographic history? What images are you longing to encounter, and what images do you imagine with your eyes closed? What are the poetics of your counter-archive?"
After over a decade of serving the international photography community Der Greif is now finally a registered non-profit. We believe this organizational structure best reflects our artistic and cultural mission. As always, your artistic contribution makes our work on Der Greif possible.
Since starting Guest Room in January 2015, we’ve been working hard to invite a broad range of practitioners, from gallerists to editors and curators. We are convinced that this format is an interesting and low-barrier approach to help artists get their work in front of people who might be interested in working with them. For this reason, we are asking you to consider making a financial contribution as well. That’s why we’re suggesting a voluntary donation of 8€ as a submission fee. 100% of the funds we collect from your donations will go towards helping us continue providing interesting opportunities for the photography community through Guest Room, and thus expand Der Greif.
We believe in inclusivity. We don’t want this suggested donation to stand in the way of your submission. If you are unable to contribute financially, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a voucher code which will allow you to enter for free.
Nadine Isabelle Henrich is an art historian and curator, focusing on photo-based practices, media art, and the semantics of digital archives. She is the Curator of the House of Photography, at Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany. Prior she was a Curatorial Fellow at the Getty Research Institute in L.A. (2022/2023) and was part of a.o. the curatorial teams of Fotomuseum Winterthur and Museum Folkwang (2021-2023), as part of the international program Museum Curators of Photography. Recent shows include a.o. "Poetics of Search" at Fotomuseum Winterthur (2022/2023).
William Camargo is a photo-based artist and educator born and raised in Anaheim, California. He is a lecturer in photography at the University of California San Diego, Cal State Fullerton, and Pasadena City College. William is the founder/curator of Latinx Diaspora Archives, an archive Instagram page that elevates communities of color through family photos. His work focuses on gentrification, police violence, and Chicanx/Latinx histories. William has residencies at a.o. the Latinx Project at NYU, Light Work, NY, TILT in Philadelphia, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY.
Guest Room is a monthly online exhibition with open submissions curated in real-time by personalities from the international photography scene. Der Greif is an award-winning organization for contemporary photography. It is print-publication, online-publication, curatorial team and joint project all at once. Der Greif connects the digital and the analogue, exploring and expanding the borders and limits of image-distribution and -reception in the digital era.
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