FAQ

DER GREIF – Magazine

Q: How does DER GREIF work?
A: DER GREIF is not a portfolio-magazine.
It rather brings artworks of different photographers and authors together. The editors combine selected artworks in order to create new photographic and textual compositions. The main focus lies on the interplay between published works.
The artists’ trust in the editors makes DER GREIF an exceptional holistic piece of art.

Q: What kind of artworks can I submit?
A: Only Photographs.

Q: Who can submit photographs?
A: Everyone can take part and submit his/her photographs. After a short registration process here you can can login and start uploading.

Q: How many photographs can I submit?
A: For DER GREIF – Magazine Issue 8 you can submit up to 4 photographs (Magazine’s regular content) plus 1 photograph (Magazine’s cover).
Note: The Call for Entries for the Magazine’s cover is opened separately and will be announced soon!

Q: Is there a specific theme?
A: No. DER GREIF does not have a specific theme. Themes of DER GREIF arise from submitted artworks.

Q: When is the submission deadline?
A: Submission deadline for DER GREIF – Magazine Issue 8 is 28th February 2015 (23:59 UTC+1)
Further information about this and other calls for entries including deadlines are broadly communicated on the website of DER GREIF, its partners’ websites, social media channels as well as newsletters. In order not to miss a deadline and to stay updated you can sign up here for free and receive information via newsletters.

Q: Can I (as an exception) submit after the submission deadline?
A: No. The submission deadlines are be broadly communicated on the website of DER GREIF, its partners’ websites, social media channels as well as newsletters. Works that are submitted via e-mail after the deadline will not be considered.

Q: How much is the registration and submission fee?
A: Both registering and submitting photographs to DER GREIF is for free.

Q: Can I submit photographs that have previously been published elsewhere?
A: Yes, but it’s up to you to clarify if is at odds with the other publication(s).

Q: Can I also submit literary texts?
A: DER GREIF is working together with constantly changing text editors who select literary artworks on their own and curate them together with the editors of DER GREIF. So literary artworks cannot be submitted.

Q: Who is your text editor?
A: For DER GREIF – Magazine Issue 8 we’ll work together with Andreas Bühlhoff (who did this fabulous job also for Issue 7).

Q: Can I send you invitations to view my works and/or portfolios?
A: The editors are always keen about discovering something new. So the answer is yes. But it is important to keep in mind that viewing portfolios is just for personal interest and will not have any influence on the selection process and/or work on the magazine.

Q: What are the technical details?
A:

  • JPEG-Format
  • RGB color space (sRGB for Guest-Room)
  • Minimum size: 3.000 px on the long side
  • Recommended size: 4.500 px on the long side
  • Maximum size: not more than 22,6 Megapixel (equates approx. 5.600 * 4.035 px)
  • Only one photo per file
  • NO combinations of more photos in one file
  • NO digitally added margins/frames and watermarks

Photographs that don’t match these specifications will not be considered

Q: What’s the print run of the DER GREIF – Magazine?
A:

  • Issue 8: 3.000 (presumably)
  • Issue 7: 2.500
  • Issue 6: 2.000
  • Issue 5: 2.000
  • Issue 4: 1.500
  • Issue 3: 1.000
  • Issue 2: 1.000
  • Issue 1: 1.000

Q: What happens if my one or more of my photographs get selected?
A: In any case – either acceptance or denial – you will receive a notification. If one or more of your photographs will be selected for a regular Magazine of DER GREIF you will be sent a free issue. Published photographs are always among the first to receive a free copy in order to guarantee a low numbering of the copy. In case one or more of your photographs get selected for a special publication as books etc., special agreements will be effective. These agreements are always written in the Conditions of Participation.

Artist-Feature

Q: How does the Artist-Feature work?
A: Selected artists who have been published in print publications of DER GREIF are invited by the editors to present his/her works online in so called Artist-Features. In these Artist-Features published photographs will be brought back into their original contexts. Furthermore, featured artists will get the chance to blog and share his/her motivations, inspirations etc.

Q: Can I apply for an Artist-Feature?
A: No. Applications will not be considered. Only persons who are invited personally by the editors can take part.

Guest-Room

Q: How does Guest-Room work?
A: For the year 2015 DER GREIF has invited nine personalities in the field of international photography (curators, gallerists, photographers) to take part at Guest -Room. There will be a separate call for entries for every single Guest-Curator, open for everyone. Submitted photographs will be – not as usually by the editors of DER GREIF – selected and curated by the respective Gast-Curators, put on the website of DER GREIF, put into new contexts and commented.

Q: Who are these Guest-Curators?
A: Therefore please have a look at the new category »Guest-Room« on the website of DER GREIF. There you’ll find all relevant information.

Q: What kind of artworks can I submit?
A: Only Photographs.

Q: Who can submit artworks?
A: Everyone can take part and submit artworks. After a short registration process here you can can login and start uploading.

Q: How many photographs can I submit?
A: For each Guest-curator of DER GREIF – Guest-Room you can submit up to 4 photographs.

Q: When is the submission deadline?
A: There are different submission deadlines for every single Gast-Curator. These deadlines will be broadly communicated on the website of DER GREIF, its partners’ websites, social media channels as well as newsletters. In order not to miss a deadline and to stay updated you can register here for free and receive information via newsletters.

Q: Can I (as an exception) submit after the submission deadline?
A: No. The submission deadlines are be broadly communicated on the website of DER GREIF, its partners’ websites, social media channels as well as newsletters. Works that are submitted via e-mail after the deadline will not be considered.

Q: How much is the registration and submission fee?
A: Both registering and submitting photographs to DER GREIF is for free.

Q: Can I submit photographs that have previously been published elsewhere?
A: Yes, but it’s up to you to clarify if is at odds with the other publication(s).

Copyright and personal data

Q: What about the Copyright?
A: For detailed information please read the Conditions of Participation. Briefly, by submitting photographs to DER GREIF the copyright will never be affected. By accepting the Conditions of Participation the editors of DER GREIF get the permission to publish submitted photographs in for the respective objective within new contexts.

Q: How does DER GREIF deal with inquiries by thirds?
A: In case of inquiries by thirds about further publications DER GREIF will never decide without a explicit consultation with the copyright owner. The editors will contact the respective person and discuss all necessary details. A publication through third parties will only be legitimated with explicit permission by the copyright owner.

Q: Will you modify submitted photographs?
A: Submitted photographs will not be modified. In case of submissions for as cover image the editors might crop he image in order to guarantee a constant appearance of all covers.

Q: What happens to my personal data?
A: All submitted personal data will be stored for administration, curation and organization purposes. In case of statistic investigation only anonymized data will be used. Personal data will NOT be forwarded to third parties.
In case of a publication of at least one of your submitted works, your full name and noted will be published both in the print magazine DER GREIF and on the website of DER GREIF. The reason is to mention the you as copyright owner and to ease finding your portfolio. All of the other contact information will NOT be published.

Q: How can I delete my personal data?
A: You can delete your user account at any time on your own on the website of DER GREIF. By deleting your an account all of personal data gets deleted.
IMPORTANT: If you delete your account after the submission deadline, that is during the ongoing curation process of the relevant publication, the actual deletion of all relevant data will be executed only after the finalization of the curation.
If one or more of your submitted photographs get published, you agree that the editors of DER GREIF are allowed to keep your name and contact information regardless of a deletion of your account. This is necessary, because you are and remain responsible for your submitted photographs even after the deletion of your account. The editors of DER GREIF need to preserve the possibility to get in contact with you.

Jobs & Internships

Q: Does DER GREIF offer internships and jobs?
A: Vacancies for jobs and internships are announced on the website of DER GREIF.
Spontaneous applications and CV’s can be sent at any time via e-mail at redaktion at dergreif-online.de.

Partnership

Q: How can I become a partner of DER GREIF?
A: By sending a written request via e-mail to redaktion at dergreif-online.de. After examination by the editors they will get in contact with you as soon as possible.