Art Wolfe (USA)
“I have a very strong drive to leave the world a better place than when I entered it. In other words, I like to contribute to a greater society and teaching is noble. If I can pass on a bit of the wisdom and knowledge I’ve accrued over the years, pass on that love of the environment, it makes me feel good. I don’t have children, so my legacy is the work that I have created and the people who I have touched.”
Over the course of his thirty-year career, Art Wolfe has taken an estimated one million images, working from hundreds of locations spread across every continent. His photographs interpret and record the world’s fast-disappearing wildlife, landscapes and native cultures, and are an inspiration to those who seek to preserve them all. Wolfe graduated from the University of Washington with Bachelor degrees in fine arts and art education and was subsequently named in their Alumni Association’s list of 100 “most famous, fascinating and influential” alumni of the 20th century. Magazines all over the world publish his photographs and stories, his work is licensed for monograph retail products as well as advertising and numerous North American and international venues have featured his travelling exhibits. Wolfe has released over sixty-five books, including his signature work The Living Wild, which has sold more than 70,000 copies in print worldwide and garnered awards from the National Outdoor Book Awards, Independent Publisher, Applied Arts and Graphis. He is a recipient of the Photographic Society of America’s Progress Medal for his contribution to the advancement of the art and science of photography; he has been awarded with a coveted Alfred Eisenstaedt Magazine Photography Award as well as named Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photography Association. The National Audubon Society recognised his work in support of the national wildlife refuge system with its first-ever Rachel Carson Award. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and serves on the advisory boards for the Nature’s Best Foundation and Bridges to Understanding.
(text adapted from an article and interview by Denis Glennon AO)
Art Wolfe in Australia in 2012
Iconic Images International will be bringing Art Wolfe to Australia in March 2012 to run a series of public lectures and workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Details of these events may be found at www.denisglennon.com
Art will also be available to conduct exclusive “One-on-One with Art Wolfe” private sessions. The focus here is for a small number of like-minded photographers to spend a whole day with Art in a private learning environment. The maximum number in these groups will be three – a rare opportunity. Anyone interested should contact Denis Glennon at either
firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0418 923 103.
Images © Art Wolfe.