George DeWolfe has been a photographer since 1964. In the 1970’s he studied with both Ansel Adams and Minor White, and later studied Perception with Dr. Richard Zakia. He holds an MFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his publishing credits include: At Home in the Wild, Digital Photography Fine Print Workshop, a book on New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and most recently, B&W Printing. George was also a Senior Editor for 18 years at View Camera and Camera Arts.
Along with his Contemplative Photography Workshops, George DeWolfe has had forty one-man shows. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions and also appears in several permanent collections. He has photographed for many environmental organizations, including the Appalachian Mountain Club, Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Mass Audubon, National Park Service, America Rivers, and Friends of Acadia; he is also a member of the American Alpine Club. George’s most recent honor was the Award for Artistic Excellence presented by The National Park Service.
George’s sublime images arise out of a penetrating awareness of photographic moments that are highly personal and intuitive. Set simultaneously in conversation with the structures of ancient Chinese landscape painting and Western landscape genres, his artistic practice incorporates ideas from Buddhism and Gestalt psychology. In working with photographers, he helps them to recapture a certain perceptual naiveté that we inadvertently lose touch with as we grow older. Through his art and his teaching, George works with the seeming contradictions of abstract/real and known/unknown, issues that seem to fuse and resolve within his singular images—images that are supremely of the moment.