During the 30 years of his career, Art Wolfe has worked in many locations around the world photographing landscapes, people and portraits, living organisms, flora and fauna, and a lot more that nature offers. His extraordinarily stunning photographs capture native cultures and wildlife that are rapidly disappearing. His images invoke people to make an effort to preserve nature’s beauty. Wolfe’s images are renowned worldwide for their perfection in perspective, composition and color. By employing journalistic and artistic styles in his work, he not only makes a visual documentation of his subjects but also educates his audiences. On an estimate, Wolfe has published more than 60 books, including The High Himalaya, Vanishing Act, Water: Worlds between Heaven and Earth, The Art of Photographing Nature Rainforests of the World, and Tribes. He has been acknowledged by environmental advocators as producing spectacular visual force and impact through his work.
Art Wolfe was born in 1951 and grew up to be an American conservationist and photographer. His parents made art for commercial purposes in Seattle, United States. Wolfe did his B.F.A from University of Washington. During the four years of his graduation, he did assignments for the well-known magazine and channel, National Geographic.
Two of Wolfe’s images have been used on stamps by the United States Postal Service. At the Royal Photographic Society, he is one of the Honorary Fellows. In addition to this, he is a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s advisory boards. Moreover, he is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers.
Among his key influences are names, such as Eliot Porter and Ernst Haas. With a method called cloning, Wolfe tried to boost illustrative patterns and create images with a greater effect than the original setting that was captured.
Among the books that Wolfe has released are, Light on the Land (1991); Endangered Peoples, and The Art of Photographing Nature (1993); Migrations (1994); Wasser: Welten zwischen Himmel und, and Tribes (1997); Rainforests of the World: Water, Fire, Earth and Air (1998); The Living Wild (2000); Africa, and High Himalaya (2001); Animal Action ABC, and Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky (2003); Smithsonian Answer Book: Cats (2004); Vanishing Act (2005); On Puget Sound (2007); and The New Art of Photographing Nature: An Upload Guide to composing Stunning Images of Animals, Nature, and Landscapes (2013); and many more.
Wolfe has received many awards as well, such as Photo Media gave him the Photographer of the Year award in 1996; North American Nature Photography Association presented him with an Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year award in 1998; he won Magazine Photography award of Alfred Eisenstaedt in 2000; National Outdoor Book Award (2001 and 2004); and etc.
Wolfe is the founder of Wildlands Press that he opened in the year 2000 in order to publish his book, The Living Wild which sold more than 49,000 copies around the world and collected many awards. His press has published his books including Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky that received Independent Publisher’s award, National Outdoor Book Award, and Benjamin Franklin award.
Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe is a T.V. series highlighting Art Wolfe’s documentary venture that aims to explore environmental themes that can evoke visual interests. The series describe his perspective on digital photography, geography, diversity in cultures, and nature as he travels around the globe. Art Wolfe is the host of the series that began in 2007 making thirteen episodes. In 2 years only, the number of episodes increased to 26 including places like India, New Zealand, Patagonia, Alaska, and Madagascar.