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Linda Wolf, (born March 17, 1950) is an American-born photographer and writer, and founder of several nonprofit organizations to benefit youth. She is the daughter of poet, Barbara Wolf, and cinematographer, businessman, Joe Wolf. .Wolf attended Hollywood High School, graduating in 1968. She became a professional photographer as a teenager for the first all-girl rock band to be signed by a major label, Fanny (1969), and later an official photographer for the Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour (1970). She was one of the “100 top photographers in the world” for the book, Twenty-four Hours in the Life of L.A. From 1970-1975, she lived and studied in Provence, France, attending the Institute of American Universities, and L'Ecole Experimental Photographic, taught by Jean-Pierre Sudre and Claudine Sudre.
Wolf taught photography through the UCLA Extension, was staff photographer for the Los Angeles Citywide Mural Project, and the Social and Public Art Resource Center. In 1981, she co-founded the organization Women in Photography International. In the 1970s and 1980s, Wolf created public art projects, including "The Bus Bench Mural Project," photographic murals of bus riders affixed to the benches upon which they wait, and "L.A. Welcomes the World," a series of large scale multicultural portraits of people presented on billboards throughout Los Angeles, sponsored by Eastman Kodak for the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 1981, she was a representative of the United States in Arles, France at the Rencontres International de la Photographie, and was the focus of "Talk About Pictures," with Leigh Wiener on NBC/TV. Since 1976, Wolf has received numerous recognitions, awards, and grants for her photojournalism and humanitarian projects, including support from the Puffin Foundation, California Arts Council, RSF Social Finance, Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, the Oakland Center for the Arts, Sony, Widelux, Ilford, Epson, Electrovoice, Marrantz, Kodak, and other corporations and institutions.
In 2010, she exhibited in the show, Multicultural Refocus, at the Arena 1 Gallery, as part of Pacific Standard Time,a Los Angeles city-wide exhibit initiated by the J. Paul Getty Museum, and at the Fischer Gallery at the University of Southern California. She won a place in the International Art of Photography Show, in San Diego, California. Her prints were part of the Women Who Rock Exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland, Ohio, and in films honoring rocker, Leon Russell, and singer, Claudia Lennear.
In 2011, Linda created and produced a biographical film about her mother, Barbara Wolf. In 2012, she completed a seven-year project photographing women world-wide, for a montage entitled, "I Am A Full Woman".Full Woman has been shown at TEDxElliottBayWomen Click Here to watch
In 2012, Linda was added to the TED roster.
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Le Zilvermuseum Het Sterckshof, Belgium
Le Musee Reatu, Arles
Le Musee Cantini, Marseille, France
The Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida
USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
the Stephen White Gallery, Los Angeles
Harborview Medical Center Art Collection
Group Health Cooperative Art Collection
Paul & Annie Mahon Collection
Robert Haas Collection
Photographic Center of the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
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Rare Photographs of Fanny Famed photographer Linda Wolf, who from 1969 to 1971, took behind the scenes photos of Fanny as they recorded, practiced and hung out with rockers like Joe Cocker at their home Fanny Hill. This 8″ x 8″ glossy book is 20-pages of these rare gems.