The Art Wolfe Life
Art Wolfe’s “Travels to the Edge," a 13-episode TV series that showcases the people, culture, and local fauna of Peru, Ethiopia, India, Alaska, Japan, and other countries, is just one of the latest string of accomplishments of the internationally-acclaimed photographer. His career is most likely the dream of thousands of photographers. But who is Art Wolfe? Born on September 13, 1951 in Seattle, Art Wolfe grew up as an outdoor enthusiast. One of his most cherished memories was an encounter with a moose that looked directly at him as his canoe drifted on the Bowron Lakes in Canada. He enrolled at the University of Washington to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and Arts Education. His chosen field of specialization and digital photography was just an elective. Soon, however, he incorporated his knowledge in the arts into photography.
Unable to gain the cooperation of traditional publishers, Art Wolfe established his own publishing company in 2000, the Wildlands Press (WP) and produced his first book, the “Living Wild." His stunning and unforgettable images of animals catapulted Art Wolfe to fame. He garnered recognition, such as the Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photography Association, the Alfred Eisenstaedt Magazine Photography Award, and the first Rachel Carson Award. Then he entered the world of television with the same enthusiasm he had in exploring the world. Some of his shows were the “Techniques of the Masters," “American Photo’s Safari," and the latest, “Travels to the Edge."