Photographer Michael Wolf dies at age 65

Local | 26 Apr 2019 12:51 pm

Hong Kong-based German photographer Michael Wolf has died in his apartment in Cheung Chau at the age of 65.

Fotomuseum Den Haag, a photography museum in the Netherlands, said it received the news yesterday.

Wolf was born in 1954 in Munich and grew up in the United States and Canada, but returned to Germany for his studies. He started his career as a photojournalist and had worked magazines including Geo and Stern.

Since 1994, Wolf has lived and worked in Hong Kong. From 2003, he started to work on his own projects. In the city, Wolf produced his renowned photography series, Architecture of Density (2003 – 2014).

In 2005 and 2010, Wolf won the first prize at World Press Photo, and he also received an honorable mention in 2011. In 2010 and 2016, Wolf was nominated for the Prix Pictet photo prize.

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