Linda Wolf

Linda Wolf

2023 Awardee

Linda Wolf was born in Los Angeles in 1950 smack dab in time for the 1960s cultural revolution. At nineteen, she became one of the first female rock ‘n’ roll photographers. After traveling on tour with Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Linda left the US to live and study in France. Returning five years later, she began a series of public art murals sponsored by Kodak.

Linda is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist — a humanistic photographer, author, musician, feminist, activist, memoirist, and devoted daughter, mother, grandmother, wife and friend. She was the founder/ED of two nonprofit organizations for girls, a workshop leader, fundraiser, and advocate. What unites all this is her deep love of life, nature, people, and a life-long commitment to social justice.

Over her fifty years as an artist Linda Wolf has moved seamlessly between rock ‘n’ roll, photojournalism, fine art, public art, street, documentary, and portrait photography. Her work is part of numerous documentary movies, books, and art collections in institutions, libraries, and museums worldwide, including Le Bibliotheque Nationale, the Norton Simon Museum, le Musee Reattu, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Linda co-founded Women in Photography International along with Carrie Mae Weems, The Daughters-Sisters Project, and Teen Talking Circles. She has authored seven published books, fundraised hundreds of thousands of dollars for humanitarian projects, taught and traveled widely as an artist, and produced and facilitated women’s empowerment retreats. Her latest book, Tribute: Cocker Power, distributed by Simon & Schuster, was released in 2020.

Example Work

Suzanna Burning Cosmo, 1997

35mm Tri-X Film
24" x 20"

Amande, 1973

35mm Tri-X Film
24" x 20"

Heather Grieving the End of her Marriage, 2012

35mm Digital Image
36" x 24"

Maiden, Mother, Crone, 1970

35mm Tri-X Film
20" x 24"

Arab Migrant Worker in Marseille, 1973

35mm Tri-X Film
24" x 20"

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