about the author

GEORGE MAYER

Photographer, designer, artist. member of the Union of Russian Art Photographers.

BIOGRAPHY

George Mayer was born in Nizhny Tagil, Russia in 1985. In 2004 he graduated from the Ural College of Arts and Crafts with honors where he majored in environmental design.

Up to 2007 he worked as an interior designer. He participated and became a prize winner of Russian national contests of architecture and design. His works were published in professional books and periodicals for architects and designers by such publishing houses as Tatlin and Univer Press.

 

In 2011 George Mayer won the Russian photo contest Young Photographers of Russia. The contest projects were exhibited in Kazan, Moscow, at the international art festival in Marsciano (Italy). In 2011 George was the winner of the photo contest The Spider Awards (USA) where he won Photographer of the Year, Outstanding Achievements in Black-and-White Photography.

With his project “Shadows” he won Photographer of the Year at International Photography Awards. The award ceremony took place in Carnegie Hall (New York, USA). George was nominated for the first prize of IPA and Lucie Awards statuette.

In 2017 George won one of the most prestigious world photography contests «Sony World Photography Awards» where the project Light. Shadows. Perfect woman.» took the first prize among the professionals in nomination «Portraiture». After winning the project «Light. Shadows. Perfect woman.» was published in numerous specialized European editions about photography. The SONY company gave a grant for the project «Libido & Mortido», the portraits from this project were exhibited in Somerset House, London.

By 2023, George had participated in over 70 exhibitions worldwide. Some of his works were acquired by collectors in Italy, France, Australia, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Switzerland, and other countries. Interviews with George were published in renowned magazines in Italy, Germany, China, the USA, and France, while his photographs were featured in publications such as Forbes, The Times, The Guardian, and others.

His photographs can be seen on covers of dozens of music CDs by such popular foreign singers as Chris Brown, «Buller for my Valentine», «Operator». And also one can see photos by George on books by acknowledged Russian and foreign writers and playwrights. Among them are the Nobel Prize winner in literature Mario Vargas Llosa and the famous French writer Bernard Werber. Some photos were also bought by Netflix for the film «Bright» (2017) starring Will Smith and the photography was bought by the MGM Television for the cult-favourite series «Fargo».