Linda Wolf Portrait

Linda Wolf

Linda Wolf is a humanistic photographer known for her global portraiture which focuses on women and indigenous cultures. Over her fifty plus years as an artist she has moved seamlessly through photojournalism, fine art, street, portrait, and rock & roll photography. Her work is part of numerous collections in institutions, libraries and museums worldwide. Her work has been published in Le Monde, Japan Times, The Times of London, Los Angeles Times, Artweek, Alfred Van Der Marck Editions, WET Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, Rolling Stone, and in feature films, including Twenty Feet From Stardom, Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen, and Bridge of Glass, a short about her mother, the poet Barbara Wolf. She was one of the “100 top photographers worldwide” for the book, Twenty-four Hours in the Life of L.A. and has contributed to numerous books, CD, music videos, and record album covers. In 2014, the MacArthur Foundation invited her to document human justice stories in Oaxaca Mexico, and to give a key-note speech at the Oaxaca State Department of Justice, and the Tanivet Women’s Prison on the philosophy of the non-profit she founded, Teen Talking Circles
Linda Wolf was born in Los Angeles. She gravitated to photography naturally. Her father, Joe Wolf, was a cinematographer and the stuntman for Johnny Weissmuller, and her mother, poet, Barbara Wolf, was an English teacher and fashion model. Her grandfather, Jules Wolf, managed the Lincoln Theater, dubbed the Apollo of the West, and her paternal grandmother was the right hand woman to producer, Sol Lesser, at MGM.

Linda attended Hollywood High School, graduating in 1968. As a teenager, she was one of the first female rock and roll photographers. She lived with and documented Fanny, the first all-girl rock band to be signed by a major label and in 1970, went on the road with the Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour. Upon his death in 2014, Linda’s photographs of Joe Cocker were used for his obituary worldwide. In 2015, Linda was the official photographer for the memorial tribute concert to Joe Cocker / reunion of the Mad Dogs & Englishmen organized by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Trucks.
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