David Wolf Photographs

David Wolf is a devoted film photographer, making both color and black and white prints by hand in the darkroom. While he has photographed in many places, David most often works close to home, where his immediate surroundings provide the context for exploring a range of interests.

The passage of time is a continual source of inspiration for David’s work; he is drawn to making images that express how change becomes visible in the physical world. The presence of memory in our lives and the power of beauty to redeem loss are at the heart of much of his work.

David’s work has been exhibited internationally at such venues as Aperture, The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Houston Center for Photography, the Lishui International Photography Festival in China, and the Salon de la Photo during Paris Photo. His series Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden won top honors in both the International Photography Awards and the Grand Prix de la Decouverte, International Fine Art Photography Competition in 2013.

David’s photographs have been acquired by a variety of private and institutional collections, including the Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris; the Prentice and Paul Sack Photographic Trust of the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA. His work has been published both in print and online in such publications as Harper’s, aCurator, FlakPhoto, Fraction Magazine, and Spot.

An artist’s residency at the RayKo Photo Center in 2012 provided David with the opportunity to develop his project The After Life of Things. The San Francisco Arts Commission awarded David an Individual Artist’s Commission to further pursue this work, which culminated in a solo exhibition at RayKo in 2016-17.

A Boston native and Brown University graduate, David now calls San Francisco home.