Michael Wolf : Life in Cities

The Robert Koch Gallery presents Michael Wolf: Life in Cities, a survey celebrating Michael Wolf’s life and work. For over four decades Wolf examined the layered urban landscape, addressing juxtapositions of public and private space, and anonymity and individuality in relation to history and modern development. Michael Wolf’s work on life in cities was always driven by a profound concern for the people living in these environments and for the consequences of massive urbanization on contemporary civilization. This commitment and engagement remained central throughout his career. The Robert Koch Gallery was the first gallery to represent Michael Wolf, and did so exclusively for many years, presenting Wolf’s first exhibition of his breakthrough project Architecture of Density in 2005 and later the first gallery exhibition of Transparent City in 2008. The gallery has mounted many ground-breaking exhibitions of Michael Wolf’s work prior to his untimely passing in 2019.

Michael Wolf, life in cities – The Eye of Photography

German photographer Michael Wolf’s started his series entitled Life in Cities in 2011. An update of his project now on view at Christophe Guye Galerie in Zürich gives an even deeper insight in Wolf’s extensive, culturally investigative and artistic work on life in mega-cities. His projects document both the architecture and the vernacular culture of metropolises.

12 Photographers Selected as Finalists for Prix Pictet

The award comes with a $100,000 cash prize

The works of Mandy Barker, Saskia Groneberg, Beate Guetschow, Rinko Kawauchi, Benny Lam, Richard Mosse, Wasif Munem, Sohei Nishino, Sergey Ponomarev, Thomas Ruff, Pavel Wolberg and Michael Wolf will be featured in an exhibition opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London on May 4, 2017, when the winner will be announced by Prix Pictet honorary president and former United Nations Secretary General

Fascinating Photos Inside China's Toy Factories by Michael Wolf

Covering gallery walls with over 20,000 castaway toys, German photographer Michael Wolf thrusts visitors into the heart of consumerism with his series Real Toy Story. Though Chinese culture has taken the world stage in recent years, Wolf has long called t

Covering gallery walls with over 20,000 castaway toys, German photographer Michael Wolf thrusts visitors into the heart of consumerism with his series Real Toy Story

Michael Wolf Captures the Unbelievably Dense Living Conditions of Hong Kong Residents

There is something utterly fascinating about German-born photographer Michael Wolf's Architecture of Density. Hong Kong, Wolf's adopted city of fifteen years is home to seven million people and Wolf's images ponder contemporary urban life in one of the mo

There is something utterly fascinating about German-born photographer Michael Wolf’s Architecture of Density. Hong Kong, Wolf’s adopted city of fifteen years is home to seven million people and Wolf’s images ponder contemporary urban life in one of the most densly populated areas in the world

Michael Wolf's FY

The details are indistinct, a mesh of pixellation intervenes. The gesture could be a joke, could be playful. Or defiant: a threat.

photo-eye Book Reviews: Hong Kong Inside Outside

Hong Kong Inside Outside , Photographs by Michael Wolf . Published by Asia One Books/Peperoni Books, 2009. Hong Kong Inside Outside ...

I must admit, Michael Wolf's two-volume portrayal of urban planning run amok had me running in circles for a while. I was stymied by the duality, by the muteness of interior and exterior, intimacy and mass, specific and abstract -- there seemed to be no reconciling the two until I realized that I could use an old saw to cleave the knot. You know, the one about books and their covers? In this case, it's not true.

Showcase: A Room of Everyone’s Own – Lens Blog

Michael Wolf’s project, “Architecture of Density,” focused on Hong Kong’s exteriors, but when people began to ask him what the insides of the buildings he photographed look like, he decided to bring his camera indoors. Through a friend, he met a social worker who took him around Shek Kip Mei, which was scheduled to be demolished because of its age.

lens culture: Michael Wolf book review

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Big cities can sometimes seem like immense visual abstractions.The jam-packed juxtapositions of diverse styles of architecture — all compressed into dense overlapping vertical spaces — can be seen as things of rare man-made beauty.

These soaring glass-walled environments also invite a sometimes perverse delight in voyeurism. Michael Wolf’s new photobook, The Transparent City, captures both of these aspects nearly perfectly in his recent photographic study of downtown Chicago.

Check it out here.