Pedro Meyer is one of the pioneers and most recognized representatives of contemporary photography. He was the founder and president of the Consejo Mexicano de Fotografía (Mexican Council of Photography) and organizer of the first three Latin American Photography Colloquiums.
Besides his artistic photographic work, Pedro Meyer has been a teacher in various prestigious institutions, as well as the curator, editor, founder and director of the renowned photography website ZoneZero, which hosts the work of over a thousand photographers from all over the world, and is visited by more than 500,000 people each month. More than 5.5 million people visited ZoneZero in one year making it one of most visited sites for content on the web.
In 1991 he published the very first CD ROM in the world that combined images and sound titled “I Photograph to Remember. He is also the author of the books “Tiempos de América” (American Times), “Espejo de Espinas” (Mirror of Thorns), “Los Cohetes duraron todo el día” (The Fireworks Lasted All Day). His book “Truths and Fictions: A journey of documentary photography to digital” edited by Aperture, was also made later into a CD ROM by Voyager in 1995. His latest book titled “The Real and the True” published by Peach Pitt Press came out in 2005.
Pedro Meyer has imparted more than a hundred lectures on the subject of photography and new technologies in important festivals, museums and academic institutions in Mexico, The United States, England, Germany, Argentina, Spain, Ecuador and Sweden amongst others. He has been a guest artist in the University of Colorado in Boulder, Centro de Estudios Fotográficos in Vigo, Spain and The Arizona Western Collage in Yuma, Arizona.
His work has been presented in more than 200 exhibitions in museums and galleries all over the world and is part of very important permanent collections that include: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Musee National D'art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, The International Center of Photography also in New York, George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, The California Museum of Photography, in Riverside, The Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, Casa de Las Américas, Havana, Cuba, Centro Studie e Archivo della Comunicazione dell’ Universitá of Parma, Italy, and Comuna di Anghiari, Palazzo Pretorio, Italy amongst others.
He was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim grant in 1987, the Internazionale di Cultura Citta di Anghiari in 1985, in 1993 he received the National Endowment for the Arts in conjunction with Jonathan Green and the California Museum of Photography in Riverside. He has also received numerous awards in Mexican Photography Biennales and the very first grant destined to a Web project, awarded by the Rockefeller Foundation.