Representation on Dutch market
Frits Meyst graduated in 1992 at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague as a documentary photographer. His career as a freelance
photojournalist brought him to some of
the world’s hotspots. His images are
published in major international
newspapers and magazines. Apart from
doing commissioned work for Dutch
newspapers and magazines, he has also
been on assignment for Time, Newsweek,
New York Times, Sunday Telegraph, the
Guardian, Stern, and Paris Match.
Several of Meyst’s reportages were
crowned with Dutch awards and an
honourable mention in the World Press
Photo. The crown on his work is the Silver Camera Award for the best press photo of the year 1991, covering the exodus of Iraqi Kurds after the war in Iraq. Coincidence brought Meyst back to the same region in 2003 to witness the ousting of Saddam Hussein. From the war in Yugoslavia, via the tribal clashes in the Kurdish autonomous region of Iraq, through the riots in Indonesia, to the earthquake in Turkey,
Meyst covered human struggle. After more than twelve years as a freelance photojournalist working amidst sorrow and human strife, Frits Meyst decided that he needed a different challenge, a challenge that would bring him instead, to some of the world's most beautiful places.
Hiking, sea kayaking, diving, paragliding, biking and canyoning, etc became the domain of his coverage. Meyst manages to capture the essence of outdoor photography with dynamic
shots of hikers and bikers and kayakers enjoying their favourite sports in the ‘Great Outdoors’.