Der Greif 15


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Issue 15, titled “The Collectivity Issue”, marks a special approach to Der Greif’s annual guest-editing. Instead of working with one guest editor, Der Greif invited 50 artists to each edit a single spread within the publication. What does collectivity mean in a world currently overshadowed by conflicts and crises? And what roles do collective making, collective trauma and collective responsibility play in our work? How can this shape our understanding of the photographic medium and its role in our collective consciousness? These questions inspired this issue’s theme. Conceptually, The Collectivity Issue focuses on experimenting with different visual forms of collaboration through photographs. Every double-page spread is a juxtaposition of the guest editor’s work with one taken from the open call which ran from 10 May till 17 July 2022. During the open call, artists and photographers from all over the world submitted almost 6.000 images that correspond with their own perception of collectivity.