This month I’ll be skipping across the pond to attend and present at The Photography Show in Birmingham, England. This will be the fifth consecutive year the show will be held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). From hobbyists and enthusiasts to seasoned professional photographers, this show will have plenty to offer everyone including demonstrations of the latest technology from leading manufacturers utilizing their latest gear offerings. Conferences, talks, and seminars from a variety of speakers will have something to offer everyone of all skill levels. Come and check out the photography event of the year!
December is fast approaching, and I’ll be spending the first week or so in Texas with a trio of dates! It all kicks off on the evening of Friday, December 1st at 7:30 PM where I’ll be delivering my Eart Is My Witness presentation at Sean Fitzgerald’s studio in the historic Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas. Earth Is My Witness is a presentation focused on the stories behind some of the most iconic images of my 40-plus year career.
The next day, join me back in this same location for the full-day presentation of Photography As Art! I’ve created this seminar to counter the photographic locations, compositions, and themes we see recycled time and time again, and aim to teach each participant to see the world around them in an entirely new way; to use any location to their advantage, and capture the often unseen elements around us to create unique artistic images.
The following day I’ll be taking Photography As Art down the highway to Austin – so if the trek up to Dallas is a bit too lengthy, then join me at UT Austin!
I’m looking forward to visiting Texas, and I hope to see you there. Follow the links below to purchase tickets for these events:
Spanning the globe and bringing to readers the beauty of the planet’s disappearing landscapes, wildlife, and cultures, Earth Is My Witness will enchant and inspire those who enjoy traveling the world and who long for a connection with nature and exotic places.
Uniquely conceived and undeniably breathtaking, Earth Is My Witness contains a wealth of recent photographs as well as some of the most striking images from Art Wolfe’s widely celebrated career.
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Here Wolfe presents an encyclopedic selection of his photography along with intimate stories about his encounters, which exemplify his boundless curiosity about the world. From the rich sights and smells of the Pushkar Camel Fair to the exact moment when a polar bear and her cubs leave their arctic den, these images represent what Wolfe has lived for: the instants when circumstance, light, and subject miraculously collide to form an iconic image. Together, these photographs and the stories behind them explore the delicate interconnectivity of life across our planet.
Setting the stage for this fascinating journey is award-winning author Wade Davis, who is on the Explorer’s Council of the National Geographic Society. Together, Davis and Wolfe present a world that borders on the fantastic and is all the more precious for its fragility. At the heart of Wolfe’s work is the appeal for environmental, cultural, and wildlife preservation, which he makes with beautiful, far-reaching precision in this definitive opus.
The new edition of Earth is My Witness is available here, just in time for the holidays!
For the original larger format fine-art edition, click here.
Thank you, Germany! Once again, I was overwhelmed by the reception of and appreciation for my work, this time at MUNDOLogia Festival! It was a whirlwind two days in the lovely city of Freiburg. To decompress from the flight from Seattle, I wandered around town a while and did a bit of photography with my iPhone. After that, it was off to a few meetings and a reception prior to the keynote presentation of Earth Is My Witness. It was quite the event, as the photos can attest to. I am so thankful for the warm welcome each and every time I visit Germany.
A special shout out to Tobias Friedrich and Kevin Coghlin for the terrific photos of the MUNDOlogia Festival event, and organizers Tobias Hauser and David Hettich for their extraordinary hospitality. It was an extraordinary experience!
I’m fortunate to have been invited to speak this coming weekend at the 14th annual MUNDOlogia festival in Freiburg, Germany where I will be presenting Earth is My Witness. Two of my most memorable trips in 2016 were to present Witness in Germany, where I always receive a warm welcome. Last year when presenting in Schleswig, I was privileged enough to sign the Golden Book of the City, an unexpected and much appreciated honor.
The festival runs through the weekend, and I will be presenting on Saturday the 4th at 4 PM local time at Konzerthaus Freiburg.
Last week’s opening of the Earth Is My Witness exhibit at the Stadtmuseum Schleswig was a rousing success. The visit was unfortunately short because of my workshop schedule, but I was able to get a lot in. Along with the opening of the exhibit, I met with sponsors, had a meet and greet with National Geographic readers, presented a lecture, and signed the Golden Book of the City. What an honor it was and this old heart was truly warmed by the amazing reception.
With his “Earth Is My Witness” project, Art Wolfe presents the highlights of his long experience in photography for the first time in a major retrospective. It is the most comprehensive presentation of his work that has ever been exhibited and it demonstrates his boundless curiosity about the world. The spectrum ranges from exotic themes in subtropical climes, such as a colorful camel market in the Indian town of Pushkar, to the most inhospitable regions on our planet including, for example, the moment at which a polar bear mother and her cubs leave the ice cave after hibernation.
Very few other photo artists can match Art Wolfe who, time and again, comes up with pictures which not only tell a gripping story, but also become icons. Perhaps it is his instinct for just the right moment, the perfect light, the creative use of state-of-the-art exposure technique, and the dialog with his subjects. Art Wolfe’s expertise is impressively demonstrated in the retrospective “Earth Is My Witness”.
The exhibition is an exclusive production by the Städtische Galerie Iserlohn and the Stadtmuseum Schleswig together with the artist. It opens on February 11, 2016 in Iserlohn where it will be open to the public until May 1, 2016. After that, the exhibition will move to the municipal museum in Schleswig and can be seen there from June 2 (opening) to October 30, 2016.
The opening of the Earth Is My Witness exhibition at the Stadtische Galerie Iserlohn was more than I could have hoped for. I want to thank my hosts Rainier Danne and Holger Rudel for putting on a terrific event and the hundreds of people that showed up from all over Europe to welcome me, have me sign their Eden books, and see my presentation. The museum and theater were full to bursting!
The exhibit will be in Iserlohn through May 1. Then it will be moving on to Schleswig. If you missed me the first time around there will be another opportunity to see my presentation in early June!