Der Greif - Guest Room: Damarice Amao
Der Greif - Guest Room: Damarice Amao
Der Greif - Guest Room: Damarice Amao

Theme for Guest Room

Guest Room aims to spark collaboration. Damarice Amao, associate curator for photography at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, has decided to team up with photography historian and curator Matthias Pfaller. Together, they have developed the following framework for your submissions: “Empathy”.

"We are looking for work that explores current politics and poetics of relation, among and across different communities, species, and the environment."

Why submit to Guest Room?

  • Get the chance to be awarded a 1.000 € Guest Room Scholarship sponsored by MPB
  • Be discovered by two experts in contemporary art and photography
  • Get published in an online showcase on Der Greif alongside emerging artists from all over the world
  • Submit for free or pay a voluntary donation of 8€
  • Please note: Images which have been selected for a previous Der Greif opportunity are not eligible for re-submission. We want to support the broadest range of photographers possible and therefore encourage you to submit work that has not yet been selected by our past Guest Curators. Any images which do not comply with these terms will be removed from the selection process.

Voluntary donation

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 to receive a voucher code which will allow you to enter for free.

About Damarice Amao

Damarice Amao (1984) is an associate curator for photography at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She has co-curated the exhibitions "Eli Lotar" (Jeu de Paume, 2017), "Photography as a Weapon of Class" (Centre Pompidou, 2018), and "Dora Maar" (Centre Pompidou, Tate, Getty, 2019). She recently curated and edited "Charlotte Perriand. Politics of Photomontage" (Rencontres d'Arles, 2021) and "Décadrage colonial. Anticolonialism, Surrealism, Modern Photography" (Centre Pompidou, 2022). She is the author of "Eli Lotar et le mouvement des images" (2017) and has contributed to numerous publications.

About Matthias Pfaller

Matthias Pfaller (1991) is a photography historian and curator. After studies in Germany, Scotland and Norway, he has worked in Switzerland, the USA, Chile, and France. He is interested in Latin America, queer perspectives, and the non-Western conceptions of photography. In the summer of 2023, he co-curated the exhibition “Lynne Cohen / Marina Gadonneix” at the Centre Pompidou. Currently, he is collaborating on a large retrospective of art photography from the 1970s to the 1990s

About Der Greif Guest Room

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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