2016 Year In Review

2016 ended with the airing of Tales by Light — this time to the global audience of Netflix. This has led to a renewed interest in my 26-episode series Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge, which you can purchase on DVD or catch on PBS and CreateTV, as well as in Germany and France on ARTE-7.

I traveled to nineteen countries, flew 189,437 miles and was at sea for 9,872 miles in the following areas: Antarctica, India, Laos, California, Washington, Florida, Cuba, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Galapagos, Texas, Germany, Tanzania, Alaska, Oregon, Democratic Republic of Congo, London, Colorado, Manitoba, South Georgia Island, Falkland Islands, Myanmar, and Minnesota.

Every year I do a slideshow of my year’s travels for friends and you can see the images here.

The 175 print Earth Is My Witness exhibition was on display at two locations in Germany and seen by over 15000 people. I had gallery shows at the Rotella Gallery in Bellevue, WA; the Andrei Duman Gallery in Woodland Hills, CA; and was part of the National Parks shows at The G2 Gallery in Venice, CA.

Several books were published including Migrations, Photographs from the Edge, and foreign editions of The Art of the Photograph.

I was also honored to have one of my images chosen to represent Yellowstone National Park in the USPS Forever Stamp collection commemorating 100 years of the National Park Service. The iconic image used to represent one of the world’s great parks is also available for purchase as a print in my online store.

Now in 2017 I am gearing up for Photography as Art presentations, starting January 22 in Austin, TX. After that it’s back to Germany to present at the Mundologia Festival. In March I will be presenting at the NANPA Summit in Jacksonville, FL. Later in the year I will be heading to Greenland for the first time. I invite you to join me!

I look forward to sharing my travels in 2017 with you, and wish everyone a wonderful New Year!

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Photography As Art Coming to Austin in Two Weeks!

Calling all Texans! I’ll be at the Zach Theater in Austin on January 22nd (that’s in 2 weeks!) to deliver my “Photography as Art” seminar.

Help me spread the word and share this with anyone you think may be interested in attending!

In this full-day seminar, you’ll learn that the beauty, emotion and versatility expressed through photography are matched only by the limits of your imagination. Using art history as a reference point, the seminar highlights common visual elements, from shape and space to texture and light, and shows you how to apply them to enhance your own compositions. You’ll explore innovative ways to translate conceptual ideas into creative results, learn how to spot the non-obvious, and uncover new ways to expand your visual imagination.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

 

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Photography As Art in Indianapolis this Sunday!

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This upcoming Sunday, I will be heading to the “Crossroads of America”, Indianapolis, to present Photography As Art in the DeBoest Lecture Hall at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. There is still time to join the seminar and spend the day with me as I discuss the many ways to use photography as an artistic medium to identify and capture the design elements in the world around us, creating visually interesting images in virtually any location.

Sign up now to reserve your spot in the seminar!

Highly recommended! I couldn’t wait to grab my camera and try some of the techniques that Art shared today. The images we saw were stunning. Art explained a very difficult concept seemingly with ease and inspired the attendees to see photography in a different way.

 

-Patti E., seminar participant

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Photography As Art NYC Sunday – Photographs from the Edge Published in the UK Today!

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Two exciting bits of news today for those of you in New York and across the pond in the U.K.!

Limited spots still remain available for my Photography As Art Seminar in New York City this Sunday. During this day-long seminar you’ll learn from my lifetime of experience and interest in treating photography as an artistic medium how to create compelling and creative shots wherever you happen to be in the world, including your own back yard. Maximizing the artistic and creative opportunities of capturing images has always been a priority in my work, and I look forward to sharing my insights and experiences with you!

Sign up on our events page, or call 1-206-332-0993 to reserve your spot today!

I have attended several other Art Wolfe workshops in the past and have always learned something new. The Photography as Art Workshop in Denver was no different! I am by inclination a nature photographer, but Art’s presentation was much more than just nature photography. It was truly inspiring, and will have a significant impact on my photography in the future. Art’s message truly hit home for me. I would recommend the Photograph as Art Workshop to anyone with a serious interest in photography.

-Darryl D., Denver CO.

 

My latest book, Photographs from the Edge: A Master Photographer’s Insights on Capturing an Extraordinary World has been published and is now available in the UK as of today as well! Photographs from the Edge is a lifetime of experience distilled into a rich photographic education. Many of these photographs can never be duplicated as cultures and landscapes are transformed and wildlife diminishes or disappears all together.

Have a great weekend, and I look forward to meeting everyone at my seminar in New York on Sunday!

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Photography As Art & Book Signing in New York This Week!

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This upcoming Sunday, I will be in New York City to present Photography As Art at the Museum of Arts and Design. There is still time to join the seminar and spend the day with me as I discuss the many ways to use photography as an artistic medium to identify and capture the design elements in the world around us, creating visually interesting images in virtually any location.

Sign up now to reserve your spot in the seminar!

I will also be attending a signing for my new book, Photographs from the Edge: A Master Photographer’s Insights on Capturing An Extraordinary World, at the Rotella Gallery New York from 2-4 PM the preceding Saturday afternoon, and I look forward to meeting everyone who is able to attend!

Information for this event can be found here.

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Photographs from the Edge is also available in my online store if you are unable to attend the event.

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Join me in Denver on Sunday for Photography As Art!

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Spots are still available to join me in Denver this Sunday for Photography As Art! I can’t stress enough how personal and meaningful this seminar is for me to present; it’s a culmination of my experiences and discoveries as both Photographer and Artist, and it’s a pleasure for me to share it with you.

Sign up now on my events page to lock in your spot and spend the day with me as we discuss using our creativity and imagination to visualize the artistic elements all around us.

If you live elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, check out the main Photography As Art page to see if I’ll be coming to a city near you in early 2017, and stay tuned for additional cities to be added to the list!

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From LA to London!


This trip has been a whirlwind of images and ideas. It started at the Andrei Duman Gallery, where I have ten prints hanging for the next two months. Not only is the Duman Gallery remarkable for its fine art print selection, it has won awards for its unique design. After a day spent with friends and casual photography in Venice Beach, I presented my Photography As Art seminar to a good crowd.

I then headed off to London to the Remembering Elephants opening at the La Galleria Pall Mall, which runs through October 1. This was followed by the keynote and book launch at the Royal Geographical Society with the Born Free Foundation. I give a hearty thanks to Margot Raggett, who has worked tirelessly on the Remembering Elephants project with 65 photographers for the last two years!

I’m back in town for a few days, but for those of you in or around the Denver area, I’ll be presenting Photography As Art there this coming Sunday!

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Photography As Art Coming to Denver 10/2!

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I’m excited to bring Photography as Art to Denver in just over a week! Space still remains to join me as well as other like-minded artists and photographers and explore the ways we can expand our visual imagination, and discover the amazing artistic elements all around us!

Sign up today and guarantee your spot at this event!

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Photography As Art Contest #1 Winner

Last month I held my first Instagram contest tied in with my Photography As Art seminars. Drawing from a range of topics I cover in these seminars, I chose color as the focus of this first contest, and the amount of fantastic entries was overwhelming.

In the end, we had to choose a winner, and although it took some time and help from my staff to narrow down these entries, we all came to a consensus on an image we were drawn too.

This capture by Gretchen Shepherd (instagram: @imagesbygretchen) stood out to us as a great use of color, combining off-camera colored glass work muted and reflected in the pond contrasted with the more vivid and brightly colored koi themselves.

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Congratulations Gretchen, and thank you to everyone who participated!

Gretchen has prints available of this image on her online store; click here to be taken to it!

Next week I will begin another contest in anticipation of the Photography As Art seminar happening in Boston on July 17th, and I look forward to seeing more of your entries. Follow me on Instagram to participate!

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A Few Photos from Texas


After another successful Photography as Art seminar in Houston, I spent a few relaxing days photographing with my longtime friend Sean Fitzgerald. I was able to add a few new species to my bird list, including green jays and painted buntings.

Art Wolfe shooting from a bird blind in Houston, Texas

Any colorful birds in Boston? That’s my next stop in July for Photography as Art!

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