Exhibitions + Awards

This page gives a rough overview of the awards and exhibitions over the past years. Please find more detailed reports in my journal.

Honorable Mention @ TIPA World Awards 2024

“Cameras are like musical instruments: they only unfold their magic in the hands of a creative and skillful user. But without them, neither sounds nor images are created, proving that both are a crucial element in the creative process. And that’s why musicians and photographers alike have a special relationship with their instruments, which is reflected in the winning pictures of our competition.” (Thomas Gerwers, TIPA chairman)
I’m proud to be awarded with an honorable mention for my self portrait „Me and my Pentax“…
… and to become cover model for Profifoto 03/2024 🙂

Me and my Pentax: Self portrait by J. F. Novotny

Artist of the Year 2021

In 2021 I’ve been awarded as Artist of the Year for my art series „Symbionts“ [Link] by The Bold Modern [Link].

Artist of the Year at The Bold Modern

CameraSelfies permanent exhibition in luxury cinema in London 02/2020

Curated and commissioned by London based art consultants Verdigris Art, six large CameraSelfies are now permanently exhibited in the „Picture House“, a luxury cinema situated in the Cheval Gloucester Park (by Cheval Collection) in South Kensington, London SW7.

J. F. Novotnys CameraSelfies in Cheval Gloucester Park Cinema in London

Part of London Art Collection 03/2019

Withersworldwide is an international law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. They feature their own art collection, which is on display in their central London office at 20 Old Bailey. Now proudly part of this art collection, seven works from my „CameraSelfies“ series have been curated, selected and framed by the London based art consultancy service {ART}ACUMEN.

CameraSelfies exhibited at art collection Withersworldwide London

Participation in DAM show „Pop! Goes Identity“, featured on Artsy 09/2018

Several editions of my CameraSelfies® take part in the DAM show „Pop! Goes Identity“, featured on Artsy. DAM – The Directed Art Modern – is a Miami-based contemporary art platform delivering public art projects etc.

Jürgen Novotny's Cameraselfies are part of the show "Pop! Goes Identity!" on Artsy

Magazine feature: „Pop Art by J. Novotny“

„Jürgen Novotny’s pop art photography explores retro themes, incorporating analog cameras, audiotapes, newspaper printing aesthetics, and more…“ „Pop Art Photography by Jürgen Novotny“: Feature in the online magazine „Obsessed with Art“ [Link]

Exhibition @ Hennef town hall 12/2017 – 01/2018

End of 2017 I was invited to equip a single exhibition in my city’s town hall. Topic: my CameraSelfies series. Especially the opening day was a very nice experience with a lot of friends and spectators. After a speech held by Hennef mayor K. Pipke I had the chance to explain my works – and a small collection of vintage cameras which completed the 6 week exhibition – to interested visitors and journalists. It’s been a pleasure 🙂

Eröffnung der Ausstellung ‚CameraSelfies‘ von Jürgen Novotny im Rathaus Hennef ((C) Carsten Bockermann 2017)

Eröffnung der Ausstellung ‚CameraSelfies‘ von Jürgen Novotny im Rathaus Hennef ((C) Carsten Bockermann 2017)

Honorable mention @ Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3) 10/2016

My photography series „CameraSelfies®“ received this years „Honorable Mention“, my works as well as my profile have been included in PX3’s photographers directory.

Honorable mention at PX3

Exhibition @ photokina 09/2016

It was a pleasure to be part of an exhibition at the photokina booth of RICOH/Pentax in building 2.2. As a PxP photographer a part of my CameraSelfies portfolio is already presented on their website; therefore I am proud to belong to the Pentax photographers who received attention on the world’s biggest photo fair. The photographies were presented behind white glass in the format 100cm x 100cm, produced by german company Skara.

CameraSelfies auf der Photokina 2016

kwerfeldein Photography Award 08/2015

German photography blog/magazine kwerfeldein awarded my photo “Look Upwards!” from my series DrowningSky with a second place

Jürgen Novotny won second place at kwerfeldein photography award 2015

Curated photographies in Saatchi Art gallery 02/2015

Two of my ColorLimited works are presented in the curated gallery “Exposure: Limited Edition Photography from $500 to $5000” at Saatchi Art (“the worlds leading online gallery”). Thanks to curator Catherine Henning who is  the Associate Curator at Saatchi Art.

Saatchi Art

LensCulture portfolio awarded 8/2014

The LensCulture team awarded me with a free & lifetime portfolio. This is a huge acknowledgement of my work! J. Novotny at LensCulture…
According to LensCulture, for almost 10 years, they have become one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography. LensCulture has been committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community. The Guardian names LensCulture as “One of the most authoritative and wide-ranging sites” regarding contemporary photography.

SOHO Arthouse, New York City (5/2014)

My photography “Red Corner” has been selected to be displayed in SOHO Arthouse gallery May 20th and 21st for the Crated.com launch event. It will be shown on the gallery’s digital displays and available for purchase to all attendees.

Jürgen Novotny's photography featured in New York City

ModelSociety.com Admin Favorites 100 (11/2013)

My photographies „Find me in the Dark“ as well as „State of Dreaming“ have been chosen by the Administrators as part of their Favorite 100.

Editors choice at 500px 10/2013

Proud to be 500px editors choice twice with „Yellow“ and „Red corner“.

Red Corner by Jürgen Novotny

Vernissage Fotokunst 2012

The Vernissage media group publishes four art magazines and is engaged in so called “emerging artists” in the sectors visual arts and applied arts. For the first time now vernissage-fotokunst presents photo artists, hand picked by a jury of art journalists, scientists, collectors and historians. Up to now six photographies by Jürgen Novotny can be ordered online (high quality prints on aluminum dibond fineart); they are limited to 7 copies only, are autographed and numbered: Jürgen Novotny at Vernissage Fotokunst

Featured: Print issue VERNISSAGE Fotokunst 2013 features some of my works together with a biography. Artist of the week in 11/2013 as well as 09/2014.

Jürgen Novotny bei Vernissage Fotokunst

IHK, Bonn 2008

J. Flynn Novotny was proud to participate in the Art Exhibition ’Unternehmer als Kunstschaffende’ at the IHK Bonn/Rhein-Sieg, Germany. Under the slogan Creativity as a bridge between culture and commerce 10 artists – photographers, painters and sculptors – exhibited their works from April 16th to May 14th. J. Flynn Novotny presented eight photographies in the IHK rooms, 1st floor.

„v for vivia“, Hennef 2008

For more than a year the photographers Manfred Raderschad, Ingo Teusch and J. Flynn Novotny tried to find the V in vivia – in architecture, landscapes, structures, the small and the big things in life. The result: amazing snapshots that show the V in numerous variants in everyday life scenes: exciting, funny, reflective, worth seeing.
The photo exhibition ‘V for vivia’ was introduced by major K. Pipke in the town hall on February 12th.

„Fotos aus dem Alltag, keine alltäglichen Fotos.”, Meys Fabrik 2006

The ‘Meys Fabrik’ photo exhibition has been successful: on two days many visitors came to enjoy the photographs of Manfred Raderschad, Carsten Bockermann and J. F. Novotny.
The photos were presented on wooden pallets which – together with ambient sounds recordings from all over the world – increased the very special atmosphere of this exhibition. We too enjoyed this event a lot!


Historic Cinema, Hennef 2004

A small exhibition with works of J. Flynn Novotny starts in the Kur-Theater Hennef (Germany).
The Kur-Theater is one of the very early german cinemas, founded in 1925. Find out more about this historical place here: www.kurtheaterhennef.de.