Over the course of his 30-year career, Art Wolfe 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 act as a lasting inspiration to those who seek to preserve the very subjects recorded in Art's images. His photographs are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition and perspective.
Art's Photographic Mission
Art'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," Art has taken an estimated one million images in his lifetime and has released more than 60 books.
Photographic Awards and Distinctions
Art 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 Art's work in support of the national wildlife refuge system with its first-ever Rachel Carson Award. He is a member of the Canon elite list of renowned photographers "Explorers of Light," the Microsoft Icons of Imaging program, and formerly, Fujifilm's Talent Team. Magazines all over the world publish his photographs and stories.
Art has also ventured into the world of television production with On Location with Art Wolfe,Techniques of the Masters and American Photo's Safari and public television's Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe.
The son of commercial artists in Seattle, Art graduated from the University of Washington with bachelor's degrees in fine arts and art education. Art spends nearly nine months a year traveling.
Art was chosen as one of the first photographers in the Microsoft Icons of Imaging program.
Since 2000, Art has been one of the Canon Explorers of Light.
Fellowships and Advisory Boards
Art is a fellow of The International League of Conservation Photographers.
He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
He sits on the board of advisors of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Nature's Best Foundation, and Bridges to Understanding.