Michael Wolf has published his photo series that explore interesting aspects of the urban phenomena in more than 30 photo books, including his celebrated series 'Architecture of Density', 'Inside/Outside (2009'), 'Real Fake Art' (Peperoni Books, 2011), 'Tokyo Compression' (2010), 'Transparent City' (Aperture and MoCP, 2008), Hong Kong: Front Door/Back Door, (Thames & Hudson, 2005), and Sitting in China (Steidl, 2002). His latest book is 'Informal Solutions' (WE PRESS, 2016). For a full detailed list of books, click here.
Born in Germany and worked as a former photojournalist in Europe and the US, Michael Wolf has since turned his attention to capturing the overlooked qualities of big cities. In particular, his fascination with the city of Hong Kong – where he is based since 1994 – has produced his most important bodies of work
Michael Wolf's work is collected by internationally renowned museums and galleries, including the M+ Museum (Hong Kong), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Folkwang Museum, Essen, (Germany) among many others.
His work has been exhibited at MOTI, Breda, Netherlands (2016), Portland Art Museum (2016), Musée des beaux-arts de Liège, Belgium (2014), Bienal de arquitetura, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2013), San Diego (2011), Fotographie Museum, Amsterdam (2010), Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (2008), Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2008) among others. For full biography click here.
Michael Wolf was awarded an honorary mention in the 2011 World Press Photo for 'A Series of Unfortunate Events', won First Prize in the 2010 World Press Photo in the Daily Life category with 'Tokyo Compression', and First Prize in the 2005 World Press Photo in the category of Contemporary issues with 'The Real Toy Story'. Wolf was also shortlisted for the 2010 Prix Pictet on the theme of 'Growth' with 'Architecture of Density.
Michael Wolf currently works and resides in Hong Kong.