Der Greif - Guest Room: Heather Canlas Rigg
Der Greif - Guest Room: Heather Canlas Rigg
Der Greif - Guest Room: Heather Canlas Rigg
Photography and Drawing

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Theme for Guest Room

Guest Room aims to spark collaboration. Heather Canlas Rigg, who is part of the curatorial collective ma ma and Artistic Director of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, has decided to collaborate with Capture Photography Festival's Executive Director Emmy Lee Wall. Together, they have developed the following framework for your submissions: "Photography and Drawing".

What happens when the mediums of photography and drawing collide? Editing software provides myriad ways to draw on, with, and through digital images, while photographic objects can be scratched, erased, written on, and more through physical mark making. How do these gestures change, inform, conceal, reveal, an image's message, an image's form?

Why submit to Guest Room?

  • Get the chance to be awarded a 1.000 € Guest Room Scholarship
  • 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 Heather Canlas Rigg

Heather Canlas Rigg is a curator and writer based in Toronto. She is half of the curatorial collective ma ma, and is the Artistic Director of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

About Emmy Lee Wall

Emmy Lee Wall is Executive Director of Capture Photography Festival, based in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to her leadership of Capture, she was part of the curatorial team at the Vancouver Art Gallery for more than a decade where she worked on numerous historical and contemporary exhibitions and coordinated the acquisition of more than 2,000 works to the Gallery's permanent collection. Her curatorial practice has a particular focus on art in public spaces and she has worked on public art projects with a diverse range of artists including Lucas Blalock, Douglas Coupland, Sara Cwynar, and more.

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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