Michael Wolf was born in Munich, Germany. He grew up in the USA and studied at UC Berkley and at the University of Essen in Germany. He has been living and working as a photographer and author in China for ten years.
In addition to a wide spectrum of publications for international magazines, three books by him on China have been published to date: “Sitting in China” (published by Steidl, 2002) and “China im Wandel” (published by Frederking und Thaler,2001). Recently, Taschen published his documentation of the shaping of public politics and opinion making comprising his extensive collection of Chinese propaganda posters.
Wolf has been intensively concerned with the topic of vernacular culture for many years. His most recent work deals with the issue of the cultural identity of the city of Hong Kong. The exhibition “Architecture of Density” shown in New York in Febuary 2004 is a part of Michael Wolfs recent Hongkong project.
Thames and Hudson will publish Michael Wolf’s new work “Hongkong, The Front Door/The Back Door” in 2005.