We’re psyched to have photographer Michael Wolf coming in on January 12th to talk about his work of capturing and documenting life in mega cities. The lecture will begin at the usual time of 5:00pm, and it will be on the 3rd floor in room M3017 Lecture Theatre.
About the Artist:
Wolf grew up in Canada, Europe and the United States, studying at UC Berkeley and at the Folkwang School with Otto Steinert in Essen, Germany. He moved to Hong Kong in 1994 where he worked for 8 years as contract photographer for Stern magazine. He then withdrew from editorial photography in order to pursue his own projects.
Wolf’s work has been exhibited in numerous locations, including the Venice Bienniale for Architecture, Aperture Gallery, New York; Museum Centre Vapriikki, Tampere; Museum for Work, Hamburg, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. His work is held in permanent collections across the USA and Germany, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art, California; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Museum Folkwang, Essen and the German Museum for Architecture, Frankfurt.
He has won first prize in the World Press Photo Award Competition on two occasions (2005 & 2010) and an honorable mention (2011.) In 2010, Wolf was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet photography prize. He has also published more than 20 photo books to date including Hong Kong Corner Houses (Hong Kong University Press, 2011) Tokyo Compression Revisited (Peperoni Press/Asia One 2011,) Real Fake Art (Peperoni Press/Asia One 2011,) A Series Of Unfortunate Events (Peperoni Books, 2010) Tokyo Compression (Peperoni Press/Asia One 2010,) Hongkong Inside Outside (Asia One/Peperoni Press 2009,) The Transparent City (Aperture 2008) and Sitting in China (Steidl 2002).
To find out more about our speaker, you can check out his Wikipedia page here.