Over the course of his 30-year career, Art Wolfe, a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. His stunning images interpret and record the world’s fast-disappearing wildlife, landscapes and native cultures, and are a lasting inspiration to those who seek to preserve them all. Wolfe’s photographs are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition and perspective.
As part of the focus on communications at WILD9, the 9th World Wilderness Congress (Merida, Mexico 6-13 November) Art Wolfe will present a keynote during the plenary sessions. It will be a real treat to hear about Wolfe’s outstanding photography and conservation work! Wolfe will also be speaking during the iLCP communications symposium, WiLDSPEAK >
Wolfe’s photographic mission is multi-faceted. His vision and passionate wildlife advocacy affirm his dedication to his work. By employing artistic and journalistic styles, he documents his subjects and educates the viewer. His unique approach to nature photography is based on his training in the arts and his love of the environment. Hailed by William Conway, former president of the Wildlife Conservation Society, as “the most prolific and sensitive recorder of a rapidly vanishing natural world,” Wolfe has taken an estimated one million images in his lifetime and has released over sixty books.
In 2000 Wolfe founded Wildlands Press (WP) to publish The Living Wild, which has sold more than 50,000 copies worldwide and garnered awards in Applied Arts and Graphics. In 2001 WP published the award-winning Africa, and in 2003 Edge of the Earth Corner of the Sky. In 2004, Edge of the Earth Corner of the Sky captured significant publishing awards, including IPPY (Independent Publishers), Benjamin Franklin (Publishers Marketing Association), and National Outdoor Book Award. Titles for 2005 include Vanishing Act and Seven Summits. Past titles include The High Himalaya, Water: Worlds between Heaven & Earth, Tribes, Rainforests of the World, The Art of Photographing Nature, and Light on the Land.
Art Wolfe 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 recognized Wolfe’s work in support of the national wildlife refuge system with its first-ever Rachel Carson Award. He is a member of Canon’s elite list of renowned photographers “Explorers of Light” and Fujifilm’s Talent Team. Magazines all over the world publish his photographs and stories. Wolfe has also ventured into the world of television production with “On Location with Art Wolfe,” “Techniques of the Masters” and “American Photo’s Safari.”
The son of commercial artists in Seattle, Wolfe graduated from the University of Washington with Bachelor’s degrees in fine arts and art education. Wolfe spends nearly nine months a year traveling. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and serves on the advisory boards for the Wildlife Conservation Society, Nature’s Best Foundation, Bridges to Understanding, the North American Nature Photographers Association. He frequently donates performances and work to dozens of environmental and educational groups every year.