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hasselblad masters winner architectural category 2012

German photographer Frank Meyl is the winner of the Architectural Category in the Hasselblad Masters Awards. Born in Cologne in 1965, Frank gained a degree in architecture and was granted a scholarship, which brought him to Los Angeles. After assisting several well-known photographers, he took a ‘leap of faith' and became a photographer in his own right. Since 2000, he's worked as a freelance across five continents.

Now considered as one of the world's most respected photographers, he's a regular award-winner. In 2011 alone he picked up prizes in eleven prestigeous competitions.

Despite his competition achievement across the board, success in The Hasselblad Masters Awards remains a key and coveted accolade. "As a photographer, I'm using my personal interests, curiosity and connection to the subject to bring out its hidden qualities and values," he says.

"When it all works out, the result is an image that has the power to move the viewer emotionally. It still leaves questions unanswered and allows the viewer to dream a little. Photography is almost like alchemy to me; you try to turn something ordinary into something special by searching for its magic. Given all of these elements, Hasselblad's ‘Evoke' theme is something that I've already been working on for quite a while."
















luerzer's archive 200 best ad photographers worldwide 2012/2013

Luerzer's Archive 200 Best Advertising Photographers Worldwide 2012/2013 has been announced. Frank Meyl has had three pieces of work selected for the awards.

For the 2nd time in a row, Frank's work stood out from a record total of 10,229 submissions sent in from 56 countries.

The submitted works were presented to a top-notch jury, which this year consisted of: Graham Fink, Simon R. Leach, Cheryl Masaitis, Takahito Sato, Anne-Rose Schlutbohm, Anne Telford and Michael Weinzettl.

The work will go on to feature in the elite book, which is only ever produced once every two years. 30,000 copies of the book will be distributed worldwide. It showcases work by 200 of the world's best-known names in advertising photography.

The book, which comprises 416 pages and reaches art directors, art buyers and copywriters in agencies around the world, is not only a major source of inspiration but has also become a valuable art-buying tool, representing an outstanding overview of the best work currently being done in this field.





ipa: international photography awards 2011

Frank Meyl was Awarded: 2nd place in Advertising - Self-Promotion category for the winning entry "Midcentury Modern".

In addition to that he reveived 11 honorable mentions in the categories: Advertising : Automotive and Self-Promotion, Architecture : Cityscapes and Buildings, Fine Art : Abstract and Other Fine Art, People : Lifestyle and Other People, Special : Panoramic and Night Photography

Over 8,000 submissions from 90 countries were received for the 2011 International Photography Awards with over 70 jurors, the largest to date.

The International Photography Awards is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards ceremony. The awards event will be held at the Lincoln Center in New York on October 24, 2011, before returning to Los Angeles in 2012 in celebration of the 10-year anniversary.




















american photography 27

frank is honored to be selected as one of the photographers for the 2011 AP27 awards. This marks the second year that frank's photography has been selected in the American Photography competition.

American Photography is the leading juried annual and advocate of contemporary photography in North America and the world. Regarded by creative professionals as the number one source for today's finest imagemakers, American Photography is the premier showcase for editorial, advertising, fine art and experimental work with a history of presenting the most cutting-edge images.

This yearʼs distinguished jury included Florian Bachleda, Fast Company; Craig Cohen, powerHouse Books; Chris Dougherty, People; Geraldine Hessler, Glamour; Gail Marowitz, Roadrunner Records; Michele McNally, The New York Times; and Jodi Peckman, Rolling Stone; with Kathy Ryan and Fred Woodward serving as co-Chair Emeriti."



px3: prix de la photographie paris 2011

Frank Meyl received gold and bronze in the advertising category as well as two people's choice awards. in the fine art category he also received silver and two honorable mentions.

The 2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) competition, received over 4000 entries from around the world. Px3 asked each judge to use the same criteria when reviewing the photographs: originality, creativity, excellence of execution, and overall impact.

The winners in each of the categories - Advertising, Book, Fine Art, Nature, Portraiture, and Press - have been invited to exhibit their work at Espace DUPON in Paris during the month of July.

Now in its fifth year, Px3 strives to promote the appreciation of photography and to introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are also published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.












pdn photo annual 2011

I am proud to announce my commission for the Milwaukee Art Museum was selected in this year's PDN'S Photo Annual.

It will be published in the June issue of PDN and an awards celebration for the winners will take place in May 2011 in New York, NY.

The 200-page issue is featuring the best in advertising, magazine/editorial, photojournalism/sports/documentary, video, and more, as judged by a select group of creative directors, photo editors, curators, and editors.

PDN's online gallery of winning images features pictures from dozens of the world's top photographers. Winners are named in ten categories ranging from advertising to editorial to photo books.






selected views no.12

Frank is one of six photographers selected for the juried exhibition "favourites" along the Art Directors Club Weekend in Frankfurt. His work will be published in the book selected views no.12.

press release: selected views no.12 ist gerade erschienen und die "favourites" wurden bei der book-release-party während dem ADC Wochenende im saasfee* in Frankfurt ausgestellt.

Im Buch präsentieren 79 Fotografen ihre Arbeiten auf 288 Seiten. Die selected views "Bücher" sind mehr als ein visuell kreatives Kräftemessen. Rund um die "favourites" Prämierung hat sich in den letzten zwei Jahren ein eigenständiger, Event entwickelt, die selected views Austellung. Im Mai 2010 fand die Ausstellung erstmalig während des ADC Gipfels statt.

Von den über 2.100 eingesendeten Motiven ergab sich nach genauer Auswertung eine Auswahl von 187 Motiven für diese Ausgabe, eine klare Entscheidung, die dennoch die Vielfältigkeit und die hohe Qualität der eingesandten Arbeiten widerspiegelt.

Die ausgewählten ‘favourites' sind: Esther Haase, Hamburg - Ralph Hargarten, Hamburg - Frank Herfort, Berlin und Moskau - Frank Meyl, Hamburg und Los Angeles - Markus Müller, Berlin - Heiko Simayer, Stuttgart

Die kreative Jury bestand diesmal aus: Melanie Baumstark,  Artbuyer, Wunderman, Frankfurt - Hans Deumling, Fotograf, Dozent, München - Andrea Gothe, Photodirector, Redaktion Stern, Hamburg - Tom Nagy, Fotograf, Hamburg - Sabine Pallaske, Geschäftsführerin, F1online, Frankfurt - Prof. Dieter Leistner, Fotograf, Würzburg

Das Buch erscheint im handlichen Format von 12 x 16,5 cm. Es ist in Fachbuchhandlungen und über das Web unter erhältlich.





5th annual photography masters cup 2011

Frank Meyl was presented with the 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee Title seven times in various categories at the live online ceremony webcast Sunday, October 29, 2011.

His exceptional images represent contemporary color photography at its finest. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,321 entries we received from 83 countries this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. Certainly an achievement, well done!

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry ranging from Hasted Hunt Kraeutler in New York, Brancolini Grimaldi, David & Goliath, Simon Studer Art Associates, Stills Gallery to Christie's in London. The Awards could not have wished for a better group of professionals to work with.

International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup is a leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.





european architectural photography prize 2011

For two consecutive times Frank Meyl has bee­n awarded at the prestigious European Architectural Photography Prize.

The participating photographers from 15 countries offered a broad range of interpretations of this year's theme, "Dazwischen | in between".

The jury of the biannual competition was chaired by Christiane Gehner, Chairwoman of the "Palais für aktuelle Kunst", Glückstadt, and member of the German Photographic Society.

Since 2008, when "architekturbild e.v." began cooperating on the award with the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt, the awards ceremony and the first exhibition opening of the best 28 entries have taken place at the museum, doing so this year for the second time. Under the terms of the cooperation agreement the archive with the photographs from all competitions was transferred to the museum.

The 2011 exhibition began with a spectacular awards ceremony. A catalogue (120pages, 245 colour and b/w plates, in German and English, hardcover, horizontal format: 24 x 17 cm) will be published by avedition (ISBN 978-3-89986-159-4).





Sony World Photography Awards 2011

Frank Meyl is honored to win 2nd place in the professional fine art category with his daylight images of his architectural series "Midcentury Modern".

The Sony World Photography Awards is the most comprehensive photographic competition in the world today. The 2011 competition has attracted more submissions than ever before, reaching all corners of the globe, with over 105,000 entries from 162 counties.

Attending the Gala Awards Ceremony at Odeon Leicester Square in London was a thrill as well as the Gala Dinner.

Being part of the Exhibition at Somerset House during the World Photography Awards Festival (26 April - 1 May) was just amazing. Thanks so much WPO!









hasselblad masters finalist 2010/11

For the second year in a row, Frank Meyl has been selected as finalist in the Hasselblad Masters. This time not only in the architectural category, but also as semifinalist in the fine art category.

Selected from more than 2500 applicants by an internal jury of Hasselblad employees, Hasselblad partners and distributors, the quality of submissions for the Masters program continues to increase, raising the bar for entry. "It's more difficult than ever before for even the finest photographers to qualify as finalists," reports Christian Nørgaard, Photographer Relations Manager for Hasselblad, "and even more challenging to choose 110 finalists from among such exceptional work."

The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite image in each category by registering online. 
The remaining votes will be cast by a distinguished panel of industry professionals from around the world.














Creative Review Photography Annual 2010

Frank Meyl is proud to be the only german-based photographer who`s work has been selected for publication in the Creative Review Photography Annual 2010.

The Creative Review Photography Annual is a showcase of the best images produced over the past year in commercial photography. It includes photography commissioned for advertising, editorial, photolibraries and design studios as well as photographers personal projects.

Creative Review is the worlds leading monthly magazine for visual communication. Frank's image "drivecarefully" will get in front of over 100,000 readers in over 80 countries worldwide.


px3: prix de la photographie paris 2010

Frank Meyl was awarded in the fine art category for the entries entitled, "Guggenheim and Milwaukee Art Museum".

The Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) jury selected winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries. 

Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.






Art of Photography Show 2010

The sixth annual Art of Photography Show, received nearly 14,000 entries from 67 countries worldwide –the largest number of countries represented in the history of the competition.

Acclaimed judge Natasha Egan, the Associate Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, spent nearly a week with the Art of Photography Show Director Steven Churchill and narrowed down the thousands of entries to only 111 exceptional images that will be included in this photography exhibition.

It is expected that the show will be viewed in San Diego by more than 30,000 people from Aug. 28 to Nov. 7, 2010. Frank Meyl's image called "balltree" will be one of the displayed images.




Luerzer's Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2010/2011

Frank Meyl is featured with 8 images in the architecture, automotive, people and transportation categories of the 2010/2011 edition of Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide.

To be eligible for the book, photographers had to be nominated by top advertising agency art directors before being invited to submit their best work from the past 2 years. A judging panel of leading creatives then had the difficult job of sifting through the 6,539 submissions sent in from 48 countries and selecting the top 200 photographers.










4th Annual Photography Masters Cup 2010

In the Categories Advertising, Architecture and Wildlife Frank Meyl has been awarded 5 Nominations and 2 Honorable Mentions.

Professional photographer Frank Meyl of Germany was presented with the 4th Annual Photography Masters Cup 2 Honorable Mentions in the category of Architecture at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show attended by over 40,000 online viewers who logged on live from 154 countries to see the climax of the industry's most important event for color photography.

The judges reviewed thousands of images submitted from every corner of the globe online for eight weeks before making their final nominations and Frank Meyl's "Midcentury Modern" an exceptional image entered in the Architecture category, received a high percentage of votes overall.




Applied Arts Award 2010

Frank Meyl’s work has been awarded in 3 different categories by the Canadien 2010 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards.

In the Category Architectural Photography his assignment for the Milwaukee Art Museum has been selected as a series of images.

He is one of the few european photographers who are included in the June/July 2010 Photography & Illustration Awards Annual and showcased at the year-end Exhibit.








2010 WPGA Annual Pollux Awards

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards announces the overall winners and awardees of the 2010 WPGA Annual Pollux Awards. 18,912 images were received from 65 countries.

Frank Meyl wins first prize in the cityscape architectural categorie and receives five honorable mentions in the categories: advertising, architecture, digital manipulation, landscape and people.

Juried by Philip Brookman, Chief Curator and Head of Research, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

"Whenever I make selections for a juried competition I begin with the understanding that my work is inherently subjective. It is not an impartial process but an attempt to find something new within that vast universe we call photography and art. I am trying to mine the works that have been submitted to find the core of an idea, something I have not seen before, some set of visual clues that will coalesce into a coherent whole. I look for an overarching theme, the kernel of an idea, and an enduring vision that will enable us to see and understand the world in a new way. Each of the sections I studied-professional, non-professional, and student portfolios and single images-for this project should give us a view of contemporary ideas in the context of their own world.

It is most interesting to me that each work, in its own way, provides a subjective experience for the viewer-one rooted in the artist's experience-which allows us to bring our own understanding to these images."

Philip Brookman






ipa: international photography awards 2010

About Winner: Frank Meyl was awarded 7 Honorable Mentions in the following categories: Advertising - Self-Promotion, Advertising - Other, Advertising Automotive, Architecture - Buildings, Architecture - Bridges, Special - Other and Special - Digitally Enhanced.

About IPA: The 2010 International Photography Awards received nearly 15,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographers' accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit for more details.





Hahnemühle Anniversary Photo Award 2009

Frank Meyl is proud to announce that his image “Skypool” has been selected to be part of the Hahnemühle Anniversary Collection.

To help celebrate their 425th year of continuous paper mill operation, Hahnemühle created the Anniversary Photo Awards as an open, international photographic competition with an intriguing theme: ‘For Originals.’

The company was interested in having photographers present their unique visions of people, objects and atmospheres from the most original perspective possible. Nearly 1,800 photographers from 45 countries around the world sent in more than 7,100 entries. From these, an international panel of experts selected 43 to become part of the Hahnemühle Anniversary Collection.

London, Paris and New York are among the stops on the Hahnemühle Anniversary Collection’s 2010 world tour of international photo capitals. The tour is scheduled to begin in Sydney, Australia on February 10th, and will then travel to Beijing, Berlin, Toronto and Hong Kong. A special highlight of the tour will take place in Cologne, Germany at Photokina.


American Photography 25 silver-anniversary competition.

Two images of Frank's desert homes series have been selected to appear in American Photography 25 Anniversary Annual.

From a record-breaking 10,100 pictures entered by over 1,000 photographers, magazines, agencies and publishers, a distinguished jury selected by a majority vote or better only 351 images to appear in the book and represent the best pictures from 2008.

AP25 will be distributed world-wide in hard cover.

The winning images will also appear on the permanent web gallery at




Hasselblad Masters Finalist 2009

Frank has been selected as one of ten finalists in the general category of the 2009 Hasselblad Masters Competition.

More than 3000 photographers from all over the world have submitted application portfolios to the Hasselblad Masters. The top 100 were selected for the artistic and technical quality of their work.

An acclaimed jury of photography experts and the public will decide the winners in each of ten categories including architectural, editorial, fashion/beauty, fine art, general, landscape/nature, portrait, upcoming, and wedding/social.

For the first time, one vote per category will be decided through public voting. A special online gallery and voting area will allow website visitors to vote for their favorite photographers and images.

The finalist images, one from each photographer, are touring the world as the Masters on Tour exhibition. After the opening event held in hong kong the photographic exhibition will be on display in copenhagen, new york city and london.








european architectural photography prize 2009

The theme of this year's European Prize of Architectural Photography was "Neue Heimat - New Homeland". Of the 233 entries from 16 countries the jury, headed by Hans-Michael Koetzle, publisher and until 2007 editor-in-chief of Leica World, awarded a Commendation to the four-part series of photographs by Frank Meyl.

The European Prize of Architectural Photography, which is held every two years, is being awarded for the 8th time. The Award ceremony and the exhibition of the 28 best competition entries are being held for the first time at Deutsches Architekturmuseum.

A catalog with 150 color illustrations in German and English to accompany the exhibition is being published by Verlag avedition.






ipa: international photography awards 2009

Frank Meyl was awarded in the International Photography Awards Competition 1st place in Nature - Trees category for the winning entry "Balltree", and 2nd place in Nature - Trees category for the winning entry "Palmshadow."

He also received 9 Honorable Mentions in the following categories: Advertising, Architecture, FineArt, Nature and People.

The 2009 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer's accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition.









px3: prix de la photographie paris 2009

Frank Meyl of Germany was Awarded: 7 Honorable Mentions, Second Prize in category Advertising for the entry entitled, " Corvette " and First Prize in the category People’s Choice for he entry entitled, „ Highschool.“ The jury selected PX3 2009’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries. 

Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d'Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

The "Prix de la Photographie Paris" (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.







visual gallery at photokina 2008

Der BFF präsentiert in der Visual Gallery at Photokina 2008: Schöne neue Welt

Die Vereinten Nationen haben das Jahr 2008 zum internationalen Jahr des Planeten Erde ausgerufen. Die BFF-Ausstellung SCHOENE NEUE WELT greift dieses Thema auf und reflektiert ein Bild unserer Erde auf der Grundlage ausgesuchter Beiträge seiner Mitglieder. Dabei wird die gesamte Bandbreite fotografischer Techniken und ihrer Weiterbearbeitung bis hin zum komplett künstlich erzeugten Bild genutzt, um der Frage nach der Wirklichkeit und / oder Künstlichkeit der Welt nachzugehen.

Die Fotografie ist in der Lage, die Realität zu maskieren, zu interpretieren oder zu simulieren. Hier erklärt sich auch der Ausstellungstitel in Anlehnung an Aldous Huxleys Roman-Titel SCHOENE NEUE WELT von 1932. Für Aristoteles bestand Kunst darin „einerseits zu vollenden, andererseits (das Naturgegebene) nachzuahmen". Die Fotografie steht heute genau in diesem Spannungsfeld zwischen produzierendem Prinzip und produzierter Gestalt des Begriffs Natur. Die Ausstellung fordert den Betrachter dazu auf, sich intensiv mit der Beziehung zwischen dem Realen und dem Hyperrealen auseinanderzusetzen.

Ausstellungskonzeption: Barbara Burg, Tania Reinicke.

Kuratierung der eingesandten Arbeiten: Prof. F. C. Gundlach, Werner Lippert, Dr. Christoph Schaden.


ipa: international photography awards 2008

Frank Meyl is honored to have been awarded 13 honorable mentions in the professional categories architecture, fine art, nature and people.

He is also a 3rd place winner in the professional special category with his series "New World".