Art Wolfe

Art Wolfe

“I feel that I was destined to be a storyteller through the photographic medium, and I don’t take that lightly.” – Art Wolfe

Over the course of his 30-year career, Art Wolfe has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. His stunning images interpret and record the world´s fast-disappearing wildlife, landscapes and native cultures and are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition and perspective.

Art has been honored many times for his contribution to the photographic arts. In 2013, the North American Nature Photography Association presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also received the Photographic Society of America Progress Medal, the Eisenstadt Award for Magazine Photography, the National Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

The son of commercial artists, Art was born in Seattle and still calls the city home. He spends nearly nine months a year traveling, and also donates performances and work to environmental and educational groups every year.


2013 North America Nature Photography Association Lifetime Achievement Award

2010 Photographic Society of America Progress Medal

1998 North American Nature Photography Association Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year National Audubon Society Rachel Carson Award

1998 (Presented by Evan Hirsche in Estes Park, CO) for photographic work on the national wildlife refuge system.

Royal Photographic Society Honorary Fellow

International League of Conservation Photographers: Founding Fellow


Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge

Five Telly Awards for excellence (2010)

Books & Magazines

Landschaften zwischen Himmel und Erde (2012)

Bild der Wissenschaft Most Beautiful Science Book 2012

Vanishing Act (2005)

Photo District News 2006 Annual: Book Category

Publishers Association of the West 2005 Western Regional: Art/Photography

Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky (2004)

North American Travel Journalist Association: Best Cover Photo

Independent Publishers Book Award: Best Coffee Table Book

Publishers Marketing Association’s Benjamin Franklin Book Award: Arts

2005 International Gallery of Superb Printing: Gold Award – Prepress Category

2004 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA): Design and Artistic Merit

The Living Wild (2000)

2001 Western US Book Design Awards: Winner- Art/Photography

National Outdoor Book Awards: Winner

Independent Publisher: Top Ten Outstanding Books of The Year

Bild Der Wissenschaft (Germany): most beautiful science book in the Aesthetik category

Migrations (1994)

1995 Graphis Magazine (Switzerland): top 100 books published internationally in the 1990s

Light on the Land (1991)

1995 Graphis Magazine (Switzerland): top 100 books published internationally in the 1990s

White House Gift of State during the Clinton Administration

2000 Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography for a camouflage story featured in an Audubon magazine article in Spring 1999.

1999 Gold Award/Newsstand Cover Competition organized by the Magazine and Bookseller’s Retailer Association. Category: 400,000+ circulation. November/December 1999 issue Sierra Magazine cover.

1999 Society of Publication Designers Award of Merit in the category of design. September/October Audubon Magazine cover.


The Art of Camouflage (Kunst der Tarnung)

2010 International Calendar Show in Stuttgart, Germany: Bronze

2009 International Calendar Show in Stuttgart, Germany: Gold

2008 International Calendar Show in Stuttgart, Germany: Bronze

Hidden Northwest (Calendar 2006)

Calendar Marketing Association: Best Scenic Photography (Silver)

Wild Cards (Birdcage Press)

Creative Child Seal of Excellence

Go Fish for Wildlife: Mammals (Birdcage Press)

Parents Choice Approved Award & Creative Child Preferred Choice Award