Africa: Zanzibar

BLOG: Zanzibar January 2012 – Images by Art Wolfe

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2011 Year in Review

What an incredible year it was! I got to meet so many very nice people all over the world. I also turned 60 and became an orphan this year.

Thank you all for participating with me in workshops, tours, classes and in the studio. We all learned so much from each other.
Thanks also to my incredible staff and fellow associate instructors for supporting me and helping me be prepared for the multitude of places and events I touched.

Before we launch into the next year with a full head of steam, enjoy a brief backward glance of some of the places I traveled to this year teaching workshops and classes. I find this is a great way to catch my breath before diving in again. Forgive me if I didn’t mention your spot, even though I was really there.

Olympic Peninsula
Canadian Rockies
Eastern Oregon
San Francisco
Canadian Rockies
Palouse, WA
South Africa
New York City


Onward into 2012 we go!

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Why Dogs Make Us Human

Art has some fun, and as you will see, explains why Dogs Make Us Human.


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Regard Sauvage French Book Just Out!

Regard Sauvage

Art Wolfe, photographe animalier mondialement reconnu, nous livre ici la quintessence de son travail photographique. Ses récits émaillent l’ouvrage divisé en sept chapitres : Amérique du Nord, Afrique, Antarctique, Europe, Océanie, Amérique du Sud et Asie. Chacune de ces parties est précédée par un texte dans lequel Art Wolfe lui-même se confie sur son expérience unique.

À travers de nombreuses anecdotes, il nous livre les situations insolites auxquelles il a été confronté lors de ses nombreux voyages aux quatre coins du globe. Il nous raconte, par exemple, ses longues promenades en compagnie de manchots royaux, sa rencontre extraordinaire avec un gigantesque lion, ou encore la fois où, alors qu’il cherchait le bon angle pour une photo, il s’est retrouvé coincé sous un bébé éléphant de mer. Le récit de ces moments rares est illustré par des photographies exceptionnelles, dont seul Art Wolfe a le secret, et qui reflètent l’immense talent de ce photographe animalier hors du commun.

224 Pages, 160 Photographes, 280 mm (largeur) x 300 mm (hauteur), broché

Éditions de la Martinière

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Manassas, VA November 11-12, 2011

Friday, November 11 – Art of Composition Workshop

This is the last offering of this class this year.  It has been applauded by so many photographers and it will motivate you to get out there and try new ways of seeing that can improve your compositions immensely.  We all need inspiration and this is a great one.



Saturday, November 12 – Nature Visions Expo Keynote

I am the keynote speaker this year at the 2011 Nature Visions Expo. This is an event that comes to us through the Mid-Atlantic Photography Association. I will be giving my favorite lecture “Between Heaven and Earth”. This talk is a grand adventure tracing my formative years and development as an artist. There will be a Q&A following. Tickets available at

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Kenmore Camera’s DIGITAL EXPO

NOVEMBER 5-6 – Lynnwood Convention Center

Art Wolfe will be a guest speaker at the Kenmore Camera Photo Expo.

The 2-day event is at the beautiful Lynnwood Convention Center.  The Photo Expo is dedicated to digital photography.  There are a host of highly qualified speakers both days that you will not want to miss.  But don’t miss Art Wolfe.

Art will be giving a talk, slideshow and book signing about his newest book, “Dogs Make Us Human”.   He teamed up with bestselling animal writer Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson to create a remarkable book that will be treasured by dog lovers far and wide.

Here is an opportunity to hear about the project from the creator.  Art will be speaking on Saturday from 1:00 to 2:30pm followed by a book signing.

>>CLICK HERE for a complete program guide for the weekend event.

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Dia De Los Muertos: A Time To Remember

(A film by Valerie Griffith and Blue Moon Productions)

The Day Of The Dead celebration in Pátzcuaro, Mexico is a beautiful ritual of Mexican culture.  Inspired by Safe Crossings and a school’s Day of the Dead celebration.

Art Wolfe has graciously donated 2 beautiful limited edition prints that were taken when he accompanied the film crew to Pátzcuaro, Mexico.
These framed prints will be be available for purchase at the event.

Dia de los Muertos: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
The Big Picture, 2505 First Avenue, Seattle 98121
5:30-6:30pm Hors d’oeuvres Reception
6:30-7:30pm Program
Complimentary Admission
This is not a fundraising event.

RSVP to Rita Koefod, Director of Development
206.495.5718 |

>>CLICK HERE for more info

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Tacoma Library November 3rd Dog Talk!

Join Art Wolfe at the Main Library in the Olympic Room at 7:00pm on Thursday, November 3, 2011.

Art will be giving a talk, slide presentation and book signing about his latest book “Dogs Make Us Human”.  He teamed up with bestselling animal writer Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson to create a remarkable book that will be treasured by dog lovers far and wide.

If you have followed Art on the blog about this new title, here is a great opportunity to actually hear him talk about the project.

Books will be available for purchase and Art will be signing them following his presentation.

If you aren’t in the Tacoma area, make sure your library (or yourselves) orders copies of his book.  It is a great book for all ages.

>>CLICK HERE for more info about the Tacoma Library events

>>CLICK HERE for Directions to the Tacoma Main Library

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Outdoor Photographer November Issue

The November Issue of Outdoor Photographer has several means of expression for me.  The cover is Fitz Roy, Argentina.  A breathtaking view in this special place called Patagonia.  See page 20 for a description.

Next, OP Contributing Editor, Mark Edward Harris, has written a “Workshop Diary” article that describes his experience when he joined up with Jay Goodrich and me on the China workshop this year.  This is very helpful for people to get an idea of the daily rhythms that go on during a workshop.  There is a lot of work and learning that goes on amid the shuffling between hotels and transportation and meals.  It is really great fun.

Finally, I see NIK Software is running an ad for Silver Efex Pro 2 with one of my B&W images from Huang Shan, China.

I’d say I was pretty well covered for November.  Thanks, OP!

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AFRICA! Namibia Part II

BLOG: Africa, Namibia – Images by Art Wolfe

I leave the wildlife and elephants behind and enter the haunting landscapes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia.

Dry, parched lake beds that offer stark contrasting compositions.  What a great place to photograph!

Here are some of the locations of the images in this slideshow:

•Sossusvlei (mud pan), The Namib Dessert, Namibia
•Aerials over Sossusvlei and from the Okavango, Botswana
•Pictures of his room at the Namibia lodge, Little Kulala Lodge.
•Dead Vlei (burned-looking trees in a dead lake), The Namib Desert, Namibia

Hey, I’m coming back here in January, 2012 to do an international workshop.  Want to join me?  Let my staff know you are interested.

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