Der Greif X Grisebach: New Positions

  • Opens
    20 Oct 2023
  • Deadline
    16 Nov 2023
  • Link
  • Entry fee
  • Topics Awards

Der Greif is now accepting entries for a new opportunity in partnership with the esteemed German art auction house Grisebach.


The new Der Greif Open Call gives the possibility of being exhibited and subsequently sold in an online auction at Grisebach Auction House, renowned for showcasing the works of today's international photographic avant-garde as represented by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, and Candida Höfer. Grisebach has been auctioning photographic works since 1988 and is the market-leader in this field in Germany. With Diandra Donecker as co-director and co-partner since 2019 of Grisebach next to Daniel von Schacky, the renowned art auction house is heading towards even more dynamism, international visibility, and reach for photography.

Practical Info

Applicants can submit up to 10 photographs of one project. Selected images from this open call will be curated to act as contemporary visual responses to the historical pieces included in Grisebach's January 2024 auction. The selected artists will receive individual contracts with Der Greif and will get the chance to sell their work at Grisebach, the market-leading auction house for photographic works in Germany. Participants unable to contribute financially may request a voucher for a free submission at

About Der Greif

Der Greif is an award-winning organization for contemporary photography. It is print-publication, online-publication, curatorial team and joint project all at once. The organization reflects on and questions the role of images: how we construct and perceive our environment and our respective responsibilities within it.

© Anna Moskalkova

© Anna Moskalkova

© Vân-Nhi Nguyễn

© Vân-Nhi Nguyễn

Michael Wesely

Michael Wesely

Latest Awards

  • 2024 Daylight Photo Awards

  • Restart 2024 Open Call

  • PhotoVogue's Local Open Call: Latin American Panorama

  • Encontros da Imagem Discovery Award 2024

  • Nuovo Forno Del Pane 2024 Outdoor Edition

  • IPE 166 Open Call

Sign up to our weekly newsletter

Stay in the loop

We will send you weekly news on contemporary photography. You can change your mind at any time. We will treat your data with respect. For more information please visit our privacy policy. By ticking here, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with them. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.