Frank Herfort is a German photographer based in Moscow, Russia. He has spent over a decade photographing the insides of various public spaces throughout Russia and Eastern Europe. An architectural, documentary and industrial photographer by trade, Frank´s personal work pays homage to the old-fashioned, Stalinist decor that still consumes many Russian interiors. Following his acclaimed book: Imperial Pomp – Post Soviet High-Rise (2013), his latest book: Russian Fairytales (2020), alternates between poignant realism and absurd fancies. His photographs of the wondrously surreal post-Soviet world are mesmerizing, cool, and thought provoking but most of all, they are strikingly human. Yet Herfort’s work brings a modern twist, seemingly imported from the outside, that eradicates markers of time or context and persuades the viewer to create their own narrative. He is a regular contributor to New York Times T Magazine, National Geographic, Zeit, Geo, Stern, Spiegel, Wallpaper, Interior+Design and many more. Over the past few years he has won several photo awards. For his global clients he travels worldwide and loves any challenge in the field of advertising, architecture, editorial and corporate photography. Frank speaks German, English, and Russian.


2021 – BBA Photography Prize 2021 – Finalist
2021 – Muse Photography Award – Platinum Winner – Architecture/Interior
2021 – Siena Photo Award – shortlisted with project: CCCP-Underground
2021 – IPC Award, Honorable Mention for CCCP Underground + Cosmos2021
2020 – German Photo Book Award 20/21 – Silver – Russian Fairytales book
2020 – Award for Technology Journalism Acatech Punkt, GEO
2020 – AAP Color Awards 2020, 3rd. Place, Soviet Metro
2019 – ND Awards, Honorable Mention, East-German-Facades
2019 – State Hermitage Museum Russia – Diploma Dialogue of Culture
2016 – Emerging Talent Award, LensCulture
2014 – Visual Storytelling Award, LensCulture
2013 – Grand Prix Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland – Finalist
2013 – Hasselblad Masters 2014 – Finalist, New York
2012 – International Photography Award ONE SHOT : The City
2009 – The Art of Photography Show – work selected by Charlotte Cotton
2008 – Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris –  “Human Condition”
2007 – “Photography now project” – Wright State Art Gallery, Dayton,USA
2006 – Voigtlaender New Talent Photography Award
2006 – Kodak Nachwuchsförderpreis / Kodak Promotion Award
2005 – British Journal of Photography Award
2005 – BFF – Förderpreis / BFF – Promotion Award
1999 – Deutscher Jugendfotopreis DJF / Young German Photography Award


DDB, Berlin
DDB, London
Publicis, Munich
McCann, London
HAVAS Worldwide, New York
Jung von Matt, Hamburg
Scholz und Friends, Hamburg
Nitsche Werbung, Vienna
Ark Thompson, Moscow
EURO RSCG Düsseldorf
RömerWildberger, Berlin
Creative Network, Moscow
BBDO, Moscow


New York Times, NY T-Magazine, National Geographic, Zeit, Stern, Spiegel, HOME, AD Architectural Digest, Lufthansa Magazine, Singapore Airline Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Harper´s Bazaar, Elle decor, Interior+Design-Russia, ID magazine, Wallpaper, Elle girl, Esquire, Capital, GEO, Financial Times, The Observer, Travel and Leisure, Kyodo News, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, monocle, Men´s Health, Marie Claire, GQ Russia, Ramp, Ritz Carlton magazine, Forbes, Guardian Weekend, Jalouse,  Wall Street Journal, B-Eat, DestinAsian and many more …


Aeroflot, Aecom, Allianz, Afrin, Savant, Adidas, Audi, tesa, Bosch, Castrol, Nike, NordGold, Infiniti, Accor Hotels, Swiss Embassy Russia, Singapore Airlines, ICM Aquariums, Chapman Taylor, Wintershall, Exxon Mobil, Ford Sollers, Mulberry, Alfa Bank Moscow, Telekom Austria Group, Berliner Morgenpost, Golden Eagle Luxury Train, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hertha BSC, Otto Group, Siemens, Soglasie Insurance, Russian Standart Vodka, Russian Standart Bank, Renaissance Group, Ritz Carlton Moscow, Four Seasons Hotel, Kaspersky Lab, SeaFishTrade, Grimshaw Architects, Altercasa Architects Moscow


2021 – BBA Gallery Berlin, BBA Photography Prize 2021, 25th.Nov-12th.Dec.
2019 – State Hermitage Museum Russia, Dialogue of Culture, Media Congress
2019 – Marking Time – 25 Years Werkstätten Gallery DWH in Dresden
2019 – goEAST Filmfestival 2019 – Exhibition at Museum Wiesbaden
2018 – Photo Brussels Festival, Atelier Relief, Fiction – Lumiere
2018 – Art Festival CIRCULATION(S), Paris
2017 – International Center of Photography ICP New York, Emerging Talents
2017 – Hermitage St. Petersburg, International Media Congress
2016 – Werkstaetten Gallery Hellerau, Dresden, Germany, single show
2016 – Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia
2014 – GLAZ GALLERY MOSCOW, Honey´n´ Milk
2014 – fotofestival »horizonte zingst« 2014 – Zingst, Germany
2013 – Zodchestvo , Gostiny Dvor Moscow, Russia
2013 – 9th Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia
2013 – Aperture Foundation Gallery, New York, Hasselblad Masters
2013 – PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Espace Dupon, Paris
2013 – Grand Prix Fotofestiwal Lodz, Poland
2013 – Galerie f75, Stuttgart, Germany “Imperial Pomp”
2012 – Rosendahl, Thoene & Westphal Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2012 – Chungmuro Photo Festival, Seoul , Korea
2012 – International Photography Award ONE SHOT, Los Angeles
2012 – DHM, Berlin, Germany, “Fuer immer jung – 50 Jahre deutscher Jugendfotopreis”
2009 – International Photography Award 2009, Splashlight studios, New York, USA
2009 – The Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, USA, The Art of Photography Show

2008 – “Reporter ohne Grenzen” at Photokina , Cologne, Germany
2008 – PX:3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles
2007 – Aplanat Gallery – (me:r) Photo Exhibition
2007 – LE LIVING ROOM Paris, multistandART, german-french-artfestival
2006 – Photokina Cologne, Kodak Nachwuchsfoerderpreis
2006 – Galerie der Kuenste Berlin, “switch on the light before sleeping”
2006 – National Centre of Contemporay Art Moscow “noviye postupleniye”
2006 – “Ausgezeichnete Fotografie” / House of Economy – Stuttgart,Germany
2005 – Young Art Festival Moscow, “stoi, kto idet”
2005 – National Centre of Contemporary Art Moscow
2005 – Photo Festival Pingyao , China
2005 – Sprinkenhof Hamburg / diplom work show
2005 – Gruner + Jahr gallery, Hamburg “BFF – Förderpreis”
2004 – Welde Photography Award / Plankstadt,Germany
2003 – International photography exhibition Hamburg, Art School Hamburg
2003 – DAAD poster award / media school Stuttgart
2002 – Photokina / Cologne, Young German Photo Award
2002 – Gallery Vorwerkstift Hamburg / “radio amateur people”
2002 – town hall of Raesfeld, Czech-German-Workshop
2002 – Gallery Vorwerkstift Hamburg / sheep group
2001 – Gallery 88 Hamburg / sheep group
2000 – Martin – Gropius – House Berlin / Young German Photo Award