Fred Mayer (28 January 1933 – 25 November 2021) was a Swiss/German photographer. His works included photographs for several news agencies such as ATP, DPA, ADP, UPI and Magnum Photos, as well as various portfolios. He further published several books, many in cooperation with his wife, Ilse Günther. In 1956, Mayer married the Keystone-photographer Ilse Günther. She died on 5 October 2021. Fred Mayer began his career in photography with an internship at Otto Pfeifer's studio. Pfeifer is one of Switzerland's most influential photographers. After his internship, Mayer started to work as an independent correspondent for Swiss magazines such as the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. In 1965, his collaboration with Magnum Photos started. For Magnum Photos, Mayer travelled to Indonesia, where he shot a documentation about the former President Sukarno. His other works included pictures of King Hussein of Jordania and portfolios from all around the world, from Vatican to Bali. More information...

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