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Photographer Michael Wolf will discuss his transition from photojournalism to project-based work, the genesis of his acclaimed mega cities series, and his ongoing love affair with Hong Kong, the city that has been his home for 20 years.
Wolf began his studies with Otto Steinert at the Folkwang School in Essen, Germany, in the 1970s, going on to become a leading photojournalist in Europe, and later a contract photographer in China for Stern magazine.
His work has been exhibited worldwide and is held in many permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.
He won first prize in the World Press Photo Awards in 2005 and 2010, receiving an honorable mention in 2011. In 2010, Wolf was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Photography Prize.
He has published 20 photo books.
This lecture is copresented by SFMOMA and California College of the Arts. Generous support for the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is provided by the Pilara Foundation / Pier 24 and Randi & Bob Fisher. Additional support by the Black Dog Private Foundation.