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Life in cities

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The focus of the German photographer Michael Wolf’s work is life in mega cities. Many of his projects document the architecture and the vernacular culture of metropolises. He moved to Hong Kong in 1994 where he worked for 8 years as a contract photographer for Stern magazine.
Since 2001, Wolf has been focusing on his own projects, many of which have been published as books. Over the 2010-2013 period, Wolf returned time and time again to the same metro platform in Tokyo to lie in wait for passing people. The result is Tokyo Compression, perhaps Wolf’s most renowned photo series, in which he explores the subjects of privacy and voyeurism in great detail. Wolf’s work has been exhibited in numerous locations and is also part of many permanent collections.
The Hague Museum of Photography is exhibiting a major retrospective of Wolf’s work, stretching from his earliest years as a documentary photographer right through to relatively recent series.

Further details at The Hague Museum of Photography

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