Art Wolfe*

31.08.2011 in12:26 in Documentary -->


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Art Wolfe is an American photographer, television host, conservationist, photography teacher and artist. He is most notably known for his color photographs of wildlife, nature and cultures.

Wolfe’s parents were both commercial artists in Seattle, Washington. Wolfe graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington. Within four years of graduation, Wolfe had done assignments for National Geographic magazine and produced his first photo book documenting Northwest Indian baskets.Wolfe’s approach to nature photography combines elements of photojournalism and art photography. Wolfe lists his major influences as Ernst Haas and Eliot Porter. Wolfe has released more than 65 photo books and instructional videos of photographic techniques. The U.S. Postal Service has used Wolfe’s photographs on two stamps.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, and is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP).Wolfe’s latest endeavor is the public television series “Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge”.[1] In the series Art shares his knowledge about the world around him and explores different places and cultures. “Travels to the Edge” is distributed by American Public Television. Art’s influences were his parents because the both where photographers