Photographer, designer, artist. member of the Union of Russian Art Photographers.
George 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 2005 George took up photography professionally. Since 2008 he has been taking part in well-known international photo contests such as Photography Masters Cup (USA), The Spider Awards (USA), National Portrait Gallery Awards (UK), Maestro Photo Contest (Russia). 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) and were published in professional editions.
In 2011 George Mayer arranged his first personal exhibition in FotoliaLAB Gallery (Berlin, Germany). In 2012 he was a finalist of the contest Young Photographers of Russia after which he was admitted to the Union of Russian Art Photographers. In the same year he was nominated for the award in the photo contest Sony World Photography Awards, the exhibition was held in Somerset House (London, UK). In 2015 he participated in the project Perfumer organized by the art center Perinnye Ryady in St. Petersburg (Russia). 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.
Along with art photography George Mayer works in commercial and fashion photography. Since 2009 he has been collaborating with internationally recognized modeling agencies and stylists. Thanks to this his works are regularly published in Russian and foreign fashion magazines. Among the companies that have bought photos by George Mayer are Adobe, Atlantic Records, Alfa Romeo, Lalique and others. His photographs can be seen on covers of dozens of music CDs and 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.
2011 EISA Maestro Photo Contest 2011 “My Country”, 2nd prize
2011 Black-and-white photography contest The Spider Awards (USA), 1st Place among professionals, Photographer of the Year, Outstanding Achievements in Black-and-White Photography.
2011 Black-and-white photography contest The Spider Awards (USA), 1st Place among professionals in the Fashion category.
2011 award winner at the contest Young Photographers of Russia 2011
2011 personal exhibition in the exposition hall FotoliaLAB (Berlin, Germany)
2012 Sony World Photography Awards 2012, nominee the Portrait category among professionals
2012 finalist of the contest Young Photographers of Russia 2012
2012 Contest Photography Masters Cup (USA), 3rd prize among professionals in the Fashion and Nude categories
2013 contest The Spider Awards (USA), 3rd place among professionals in the Fashion category
2013 admitted to the Union of Russian Art Photographers
2014 finalist of the contest Young Photographers of Russia 2014 with the series “Generation of Peace” (project “Abkhazia”)
2015 personal photo exhibition Children and Peace in the Space Place Gallery (Nizhny Tagil, Russia)
2015 personal photo exhibition Children and Peace in The Gallery of Modern Art (Yekaterinburg, Russia)
2015 participant of the photo exhibition Perfumer in the art center Perinnye Ryady (St. Petersburg, Russia)
2015 International Photography Awards Russia, Photographer of the year
2015 award winner at the contest Best of Russia "15
2016 award winner at the contest Best of Russia "16
2017 Sony World Photography Awards 2017, 1st place the Portrait category among professionals