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 2009 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.



die Zeit, DATUM magazine, Profil magazine, H.O.M.E. magazine, Monoblog magazine, Vernis magazine,
die Presse, ORF, Wiener Zeitung, Kleine Zeitung, Völkerkunde Museum Wien, Wirtschaftskammer
Wien, ÖVP, SPÖ, Österreichische Nationalbank, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, WENN, ASAblanca,
Rubin Museum of Art New York, Young&Rubicam Wien, Giesemann Communications, Bell&Ross, Alcatel,
Raiffeisen, Telekom Austria

portraits of:
H.H. the Dalai Lama, Mario Testino, Sharon Stone, Sante d´Orazio, Heinz Fischer, Mario Polegato, Leon
Askin, Lili Cole, Karl Markovic, Muhammed Ali, Amanda Lepore, Johannes Heesters, Joseph Corre,
Vivienne Westwood, Erwin Wurm, Tita von Teese, DJ Oetzi, Leonard Cohen, Lionel Richie, Pierre
Cardin, Hermann Nitsch, Karl Lagerfeld, Diane von Fürstenberg, Whoopie Goldberg, John Malkovich,
Ingrid Rockefeller, Julius Shulman amongst others


2016/02 solo exhibition ”Portrait of a Mask“, Bildrecht Gallery
2015/11 book launch ”Witness”- Realities of Forced Emigration, 1938-45, Paris Photo, Paris
2015/11 solo exhibition ”Witness”- Realities of Forced Emigration, 1938-45, Nestroyhof, Vienna
2015/02 group exhibition ”Pin Up“, Pavlov´s Dog gallery, Berlin
2014/11 solo exhibition ”Witness”- Realities of Forced Emigration, 1938-45, West 46 gallery, Wien
2012/11 group exhibition “Zeitzeugen”- Photographie in Österreich seit 1945 in Osztrak Kulturalis
Forum, Budapest
2011/12 group exhibition “Zeitzeugen”- Photographie in Österreich seit 1945, Künstlerhaus, Wien
2010/06 group exhibition “departures” in Athinais Museum of Modern Art, Athen
2010/03 solo exhibition “still lights” in WOKA gallery, Vienna, Austria
2009/09 solo exhibition “living lineage” RIM, Thimphu, Bhutan
2002/09 group exhibition “chi choen” Museum of Anthropology, Wien