Issue 7 has been printed yesterday, and we are quite happy with it! There’s still time to preorder before the release! Issue 7 marks the 5-years-anniversary of Der Greif. On 100 pages, the magazine features 133 photographs and 22 texts from 136 artists coming from all over the world. The published works contain, amongst others, artworks by Roger Ballen, Allison Barnes, Fabrice Fouillet, Alexander Nicolas Gehring, Maury Gortemiller, Karen Irmer, Michael Koch, Rosey Lakos, Michael Lämmler, Jana Lange, Michel Le Belhomme, Paula Muhr, Benedikt Partenheimer, Vitus Saloshanka, Mateusz Sarello, Valerie Schmidt, Yves Suter, Wouter van de Voorde, Maurice Van Es, Mirjana Vrbaski, Rachael Allen, Daniel Falb, Birgit Kreipe and Peggy Neidel.
Here you can find a complete list of all published artists.
Today I’ll show you another dummy of a photography book made by my good friend Alexander Bondar who is also Russian. It is a kind of layered visual story with broken rhythm and repetitions based on subjects from everyday life.
It was the first result that was achieved by the end of the book-making workshop with Teun van der Heijden that I mentioned in one of the previous posts, and a final version is nearly to be finished and printed.
Being now a student of J. E. Purkyne University in Ústí nad Labem, that is in Czech Republic, I often visit Prague mainly to see the current exhibitions of photography and contemporary art. During my last visit I found myself at the exhibition of works by Alphonse Mucha, a Czech painter who is best known for his luxurious poster and product designs in Art Nouveau style. His cycle The Slav Epic presenting twenty monumental pictures was exhibited there. He spent 18 years creating the cycle and drew inspiration from Slav mythology and the history of the Czech nation. But they were not the paintings themselves that impressed me most. Flipping through the album dedicated to this cycle I discovered Mucha’s photographic studies that he used to make drafts for pictures. After that I tried to find other examples of his photographs that he used abundantly.
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Now we meet more and more examples of art projects that deal with photos from different archives, not necessarily the artist’s own ones. But today I would really like to introduce you the work by a Moscow photographer Elena Kholkina »Did We Ever Meet?«, which in my opinion represents a very charming way of working with her own photographic archive and mixing it with pictures taken from her friend’s archive.
Nice birthday-present: We are happy to announce that our first book-publication, Nowhere by Leon Kirchlechner, co-published with our friend Calin Kruse from dienacht Publishing, has just been awarded with the German Photobook Prize (Deutscher Fotobuchpreis) 2014! The award-show will be Friday, November 15 in Stuttgart. We are really happy, as Leon is also one of the artistic directors and publishers of Der Greif, plus it’s his first ever publication of his photographic work!
Great to see, that our work as a small publisher is noticed amongst publishing houses like Prestel, Hatje-Cantz and Steidl.
Book »A Remote Barely Audible Evening Waltz« by Max Sher.
Keeping on with the topic of found images today I’m glad to share with you a brief preview of a new book by the Russian photographer Max Sher, that was published only a couple of months ago. The book titled »A Remote Barely Audible Evening Waltz« is based on photographs from a family archive from the 1960-80s which was found by him in an abandoned flat.
Yesterday, we spent the day at our printing office of choice, Druckerei Johann Walch in Augsburg, who are printing our five-years-anniversary issue, number 7! As usual, they’ve done great work. We’re stunned to finally see all those fabulous images become alive on paper! We also sent out all mails to inform you wether your work has been published or not. Thank you all so much for your contribution and your trust!
Hello, dear readers and viewers!
I’m so happy to appear as a guest-blogger for Der Greif!
Hope you’ll enjoy my posts in which I present some projects mostly by Russian photographers which are somehow close and dear to me – some books and collections of found images. I also want to use this chance to share some of my current work with you .
Dear all, we can’t believe it ourselves, but it’s already five years since we published the first issue of Der Greif. Starting as a regional project in south Germany, we could continue our work and expand the whole thing to build a worldwide network of contributing photographers and authors. Only because of your constant trust and growing interest. Thank you so much for that!
In between, seven issues plus two special issues plus a first book have been released, we got to know so many nice people, travelled to so many nice places and cities, published the work of about 600 artists and have probably watched and read through about of 22.000 submitted photographs and texts.
We decided to celebrate and organized a release tour for issue 7. Due to this special occasion, we are very happy to invite you to join us at the following events:
19. November, 7 p.m.: pavlovs dog, Bergstraße 19, 10115 Berlin
Tatyana Palyga from Russia will be our guest-blogger for the next seven days. After graduating from linguistics, she moved to Saint Petersburg to study photojournalism for two years. Currently she entered the Master program in Photography in Usti nad Labem University, Czech Republic. I already had a glimpse of her first post and I’m really looking forward to read it here. Welcome Tatyana!