Michael Wolf
Michael Wolf
Michael Wolf is a German artist and photographer born in 1954.
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The 9 Most Important Insights for Tech and Media in 2017
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
Technology strategist Michael Wolf predicts a fast-changing landscape that will get harder for advertising-supported content companies while enriching digital gatekeepers such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.
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'It's horrific' Is this the commute from hell?
CNN - 6 months
Photographer Michael Wolf likes to get up close and personal in his honest portrayal of life in some of the world's biggest metropolises. "It's horrific," says photographer Michael Wolf, describing scenes from his "Tokyo Compression" photo series.
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How Specialty Retailers Can Grow Faster Using Digital Platforms
Huffington Post - over 1 year
I'd like to share some thoughts about how specialty retailers can grow faster using digital platforms. From my perspective, very few specialty retailers have proven they understand the digital world and everything it can offer. When employed correctly, digital can greatly increase customer engagement, brand loyalty and sales. I believe most specialty retailers do not fully realize how digital platforms can help them grow very fast on all of the financial metrics that matter. Before we go too far, let's cover an important definition. Specialty retailers are defined as "retail businesses that focus on specific product categories, such as office supplies, men's or women's clothing or carpet. It isn't the product they sell that determines if a company is a specialty store but rather the breadth of their product offering." Good examples of specialty retailers are pet stores (like Petsmart), office supplies stores (Staples), electronics stores (Best Buy) or in my current industry -- party ...
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Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow and the Folly of Commentary
Huffington Post - about 3 years
In the media spectacle that has followed Dylan Farrow's open letter about her allegations of sexual assault against her father Woody Allen we can see why it is so difficult to even consider -- let alone write -- about the tragedy of sexual abuse. Everything about this topic, from the trauma experienced by victims to the nightmare possibility of a false accusation, provokes powerful emotions that cloud our thinking. Add the influence that culture and personal experience can have on our subconscious, and you get Stephen King declaring "there's an element of palpable bitchery" in Farrow's letter. It's hard to imagine six words that King would regret more. Worse than King's words, which were tweeted and not so carefully considered, have been the essays that attempt to expose Farrow's motives and demolish her claims. On the Guardian.com website, Michael Wolf uses his analysis of the case to cut down Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, criticize Lena Dunham, and declare Dylan Farrow a ...
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Pennsylvania Health Officials Participate in Annual EMS Memorial Bike Ride in Honor of National EMS Week
Yahoo News - almost 4 years
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Michael Wolf and other department officials participated in the final day of the East Coast leg of the National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Memorial Bike Ride in honor of National EMS Week, May 19-25. The seven-day bike ride honors EMS personnel who serve every day, those who have become sick or injured while performing their duties and those who have died in the line of duty. ...
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City Life Through a Photographer’s Lens
Wall Street Journal - about 4 years
His photographs of Hong Kong’s huge apartment blocks transformed Michael Wolf from a photojournalist to an artist. With more than a dozen art books under his belt, Wolf talks about how SARS launched his career and his new book, ‘Small Gods, Big City.’
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Three Ways Social TV Analytics Is About to Change the TV Business (Michael Wolf/Forbes)
Mediagazer - over 4 years
Michael Wolf / Forbes: Three Ways Social TV Analytics Is About to Change the TV Business  —  While talk of social TV is not new, the industry is still stuggling to understand what exactly the intersection between social media and the TV business will mean.  —  For consumers, today it's a watercooler conversation …
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Rachel Bloch, Michael Wolf - Weddings
NYTimes - almost 5 years
One is a doctor, the other is going to be.
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Microsoft Previews Compiler-as-a-Service Software - PCWorld
Google News - over 5 years
A compiler of this sort may offer programmers the ability to build more dynamic applications, noted attendee Michael Wolf, who is the principal architect for Microsoft technologies at enterprise software development firm Cynergy Systems
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European Stocks Gain for Second Day on China Support Speculation - BusinessWeek
Google News - over 5 years
“We see today no altered risk in our portfolio but the perception of our buyback program is not supporting Swedbank's brand in the current market situation,” Chief Executive Officer Michael Wolf said in a statement today. “On my recommendation. the
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Students remember Sept. 11 in own ways - Daily Eastern News
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Wolf, a freshman biological sciences major, said he would have liked to spend time with his family on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. "An event like 9/11 shows that anything can happen," Wolf said. "That's why it is important to spend time with
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'Bikers have a bond' - ReporterHerald.com
Google News - over 5 years
Michael "Wolf" Greer, left, from Loveland, watches the string of motorcycle riders participating in Sunday's 2011 Forever Family Celebrity Charity Ride pass through the intersection of US 287 and
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East Rochester man arrested in possession of stolen items - Foster's Daily Democrat
Google News - over 5 years
According to police, Michael Wolf, 18, of 72 Old Milton Road was arrested and charged with a Class A felony charge of receiving stolen property alleging he had in his possession a number of items stolen from a Davis Boulevard that was burglarized on
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Survey: Weigh in on the impact of Solyndra's bankruptcy - GigaOm
Google News - over 5 years
This week Solyndra announced plans to file for bankruptcy and said it will lay off 1100 employees. The news comes as a huge blow to many, including the Department of Energy, which gave it a $535
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Tell us how you think Apple could change in the post-Jobs era - GigaOm
Google News - over 5 years
At GigaOM, we think we have some of the savviest Apple (and tech-industry) watchers around. With that in mind, we'd like to ask for your thoughts about how things might change at Apple in the future
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Wolf
    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 57
    Wolf won an honorable mention in Daily Life in the 2011 World Press Photo competition for his A Series of Unfortunate Events work.
    More Details Hide Details The award was controversial because some people were of the opinion that the appropriation of Google Street View screens did not constitute photojournalism. Among the exhibitions of Wolf's work, notable ones include:
    The series was collected in his book Real Fake Art published in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details A series shot in downtown Chicago beginning in 2006 that "combined impersonal cityscapes shot primarily at dusk or at night with details of the buildings’ inhabitants" became the basis for the 2008 book Transparent City. The photographs were taken from rooftops at dusk with a long lens. As in the Architecture of Density series, the exterior photographs excluded the horizon and the sky, leaving the windows of the buildings as the main subjects. In one interview, Wolf said that he came upon the idea of showing close-ups of people in the windows after he noticed a man giving him the finger in a photograph. In another interview, Wolf cited the artistic work of Edward Hopper as an inspiration for the series because of its voyeuristic nature and its inclusion of architectural details. Articles about the book connected the photographs to the film Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock. One reviewer described the book as "frightening," causing a feeling of "remoteness." The series was controversial because some people felt that the cropped and enlarged photographs of people in the buildings constituted an invasion of privacy. In 2010, the series was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet.
  • 2009
    Age 55
    One reviewer concluded that Wolf's Architecture of Density, Transparent City, and Tokyo Compression series represented a progression from long shot to close-up. Wolf won a first prize in Daily Life in the 2009 World Press Photo competition for his Tokyo Compression work. Martin Parr selected the 2010 book as one of the 30 most influential photobooks published between 2001 and 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Tokyo Compression was part of Metropolis, City Life in the Urban Age, the 2011 Noorderlicht Photofestival. One of Wolf's pictures was used for the poster, the cover of the catalogue and all media material of the exhibition. In several series, such as Paris Street View, Manhattan Street View, and A Series of Unfortunate Events, Wolf took photographs of Google Street View scenes on his computer screen. Wolf compared his method of finding interesting scenes online to those of a street photographer walking around in a city. He has called his Street View series "a statement about art." The Street View photographs were characterized by pixelation and image noise which were compared with techniques used by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol in their art. The work led to discussion of how the automatically-taken Google Street View images affected the "decisive moment" concept of Henri Cartier-Bresson; nevertheless, the photographs were said to contain "some mystery" in that they were "hard to interpret." Some of Wolf's photographs resemble recognized classics of photography such as Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (The Kiss) by Robert Doisneau.
    The Inside volume of Wolf's two-volume book Hong Kong Inside Outside of 2009 contained the complete photographs from this series.
    More Details Hide Details Between 2005 and 2007, Wolf photographed painters in Shenzhen, China, who reproduced famous works of art such as Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh. Each portrait consisted of a "copy artist" along with an example of a copied work. The settings were described as "dirty alleyways and street corners." One reviewer wrote that the pictures "document intimate cultural and economic facets of globalization even as they record and complicate critical dilemmas about authenticity and the non-economic values of art."
  • 2006
    Age 52
    In 2006, Wolf took photographs of residents in their rooms in a building in Hong Kong's oldest public housing complex, the Shek Kip Mei Estate, that was going to be demolished.
    More Details Hide Details He used a wide-angle lens to show as much of the interiors of the rooms as possible. Each room was approximately in size, and he displayed photographs of 100 rooms, leading to the name "100x100." In an interview, Wolf likened the series to a scientific project, "an investigation into the use of limited space."
  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 49
    Wolf states that a decline in the magazine industry led to photojournalism assignments becoming "stupid and boring." In 2003 he decided to work only on fine-art photography projects.
    More Details Hide Details He began non-editorial photography with a series entitled Bastard Chairs, small chairs that Chinese people would repair repeatedly using whatever materials were available. Wolf reports that the police detained him twice during the photographing of the series for "doing something which was harmful to the Chinese state." Photographs from the series were published in a 2002 book entitled Sitting in China. Although Wolf called the bastard chairs a "great symbol of the Chinese people's thriftiness and resourcefulness," and the book received positive reviews in the West, some Chinese people felt that the photographs made China appear "backward." In follow-up to the China: Factory of the World series, Wolf created an installation entitled The Real Toy Story. It consisted of 20,000 toys made in China and purchased in California attached with magnets to the walls of the gallery, along with photographs of workers making the toys.
  • 1994
    Age 40
    Wolf began his career in 1994 as a photojournalist, spending eight years working in Hong Kong for the German magazine Stern.
    More Details Hide Details He won a first prize in Contemporary Issues in the 2004 World Press Photo competition for his photographs for an article in Stern entitled China: Factory of the World. The photographs depicted workers in several types of factories.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Age 0
    Born in 1954.
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