Born and raised in Austria. Meinrad Hofer studied photography at the school of Photography and Audio-Visual Media in Vienna, before he began working professionally in 2003. His nomadic spirit brought him to many remote places in this world, especially the Himalaya region. Numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries followed. In 2010 he moved to New York, where he worked with Steven Klein, Craig McDean, as well as on various portrait and film projects. 2015 he published his book "witness-realities of forced emigration 1938-45" with Kehrer, it was shortlisted for the "most beautiful German books"award.

For magazines he portrayed the Dalai Lama, Karl Markovic, Anitta R. Fox, Erwin Wurm, Leonard Cohen, Lionel Richie, Karl Lagerfeld, Diane von Fürstenberg, John Malkovich, Chris Rosa amongst others. Meinrad is an idealist who strives for perfection and truth in his work. His acute sensitivity and sense of beauty seizes the essence of existence; yet his unassailable passion and charm injects a warmth and soul into each image he creates. Meinrad is based in Vienna and works globally. 

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