Martin Schoeller's Biography

Martin Schoeller, who began his career in Germany, worked as an assistant for Annie Leibovitz from 1993 to 1996. He advanced as a freelance photographer producing portraits of people he met on the street and his work gained recognition for its strong visual impact. Schoeller’s work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, and W, among others. Schoeller joined Richard Avedon as contributing portrait photographer at The New Yorker in 1999. Schoeller’s book “Close Up” was published in 2005 by teNeues. His portraits are exhibited and collected internationally, including several solo exhibitions in Europe and the US and the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.


American Photo “Images of the Year” Portrait Award, 2007

American Photography, 1998-2007

Photo District News Photo Annual, 2001-2007

Society of Publication Designers, Silver Medal – “The Originals,” GQ, 2006

Society of Publication Designers, Gold Medal – “Three Generations of Sherpas on Mt. Everest,” Outside Magazine, 2004

Communication Arts, 2004 & 1999-2002

Society of Publication Designers, Silver Medal – “Hip Hop Portfolio,” The New Yorker, 2002

Society of Publication Designers, Gold Medal – “Sports Portfolio,” The New Yorker, 2001

Society of Publication Designers, Silver Medal – “Cheerleaders,” Rolling Stone, 2000

LIFE Magazine Alfred Eisenstaedt Award “Best New Talent”, 2000


Hasted Hunt, New York, 2008

Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills, 2007

Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, 2007

Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, 2007

Hasted Hunt, New York, 2006

Gallery Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, 2006

Brancolini Grimaldi Contemporary Art, Florence, 2006

Forma International Center of Photography, Milan, 2005

Camerawork, Berlin, 2005
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