Professor and Program Head of Photography
Byron Wolfe collaborates on long-term research projects with students and colleagues in fields that range from visual arts to humanities to the natural sciences. He uses photography and other visualization tools to tell stories that reflect upon broader notions of culture and the constructions of landscape, perception and time.
He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a co-recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Award for Still Photography and a recipient of the Santa Fe Prize for Photography. His work is collected in more than 30 permanent collections, including The George Eastman Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
Wolfe has authored and co-authored six books and his work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Orion magazine and more.
MFA, Studio Art, Arizona State University, 1998
BA, Biological and Social Evolutionary Systems, Johnston Center, University of Redlands, 1989
Solnit, R., Klett, M., & Wolfe B. (2018). Drowned River: The Death and Rebirth of Glen Canyon on the
Colorado. Santa Fe, NM: Radius Books.
Wolfe, B., & Brady, S. (2017). Phantom Skies and Shifting Ground: Landscape, Culture, and Rephotography
in Eadweard Muybridge’s Illustrations of Central America. Santa Fe, NM: Temple University Press and
Senf, R. A., Pyne, S. J., Klett, M., & Wolfe, B. (2012). Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon
Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Wolfe, B. (2007). Everyday: A Yearlong Photo Diary. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
Solnit, R., Klett, M., & Wolfe, B. (2005). Yosemite in Time: Ice Ages, Tree Clocks, Ghost Rivers. San
Antonio, TX: Trinity University Press.