Brazil - 1954
Brazilian, b. 1954, São Paulo, Brazil
Ever since the start of his career, when he was only sixteen years old at the Editora Abril studio, Bob Wolfenson has been working with the major photographic genres. His success has been continuous, be it in his studio or on his trips around Brazil and the world – at times having breakfast in the empty dinning room of the cheap Hotel Gloria in Caxambu or ordering room service at the classic Copacabana Palace.
Wolfenson is one of Brazil’s most respected names for portrait, nude and fashion photography. He moves freely between advertising and art - he has worked for many magazines such as Vogue, Elle, S/N, Playboy, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire and Rolling Stone and published many books such as Jardim da Luz (Editora DBA/Companhia das Letras, 1996), Moda no Brasil por Brasileiros (Cosac Naify, 2003), Antifaçade – Golden Binding (Cosac Naify, 2004), Cinepolis (Schoeler Editions, 2009) Occurrences (Cosac Naify 2010), Belvedere (Cosac Naify, 2013) and 24x36 (Schoeler Editions, 2013).
His newest project, Ourselves (2012-2016), has just recently been exhibited at Millan Gallery in São Paulo and has been sent to a variety of festivals around the world. In addition, he is the founder and editor of the art and fashion magazine, S/N. His works are part of the collections of various museums and galleries as the São Paulo museum of art (Coleção Pirelli-MASP), Itau Cultural, São Paulo Museum of Modern Art (MAM), Museu de Arte Brasileira – FAAP, Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw), Museum of Contemporary Art of São Paulo (MAC), amongst others. Apart from his photography projects, Wolfenson works with curation and co-curated the Otto Stupakoff exhibition (2016-2017) at the Instituto Moreira Salles in Rio de Janeiro.