Palm Springs, CA
Originally from Chicago, Joy Wolf became interested in photography sometime around her fifth birthday when she first picked up a Brownie camera and viewed the world upside down. She began her career at sixteen-years-old submitting freelance news photography to The Chicago Tribune. She went onto the University of Arizona to get a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and English. After a brief stint as photo editor of The Wildcat Newspaper in Tucson, Arizona, Wolf interned at The Eugene Register-Guard, before working at The Palm Beach Post and Evening Times as well as The Arizona Daily Star and San Jose Mercury News where she was nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes.
Throughout the 1980s, Wolf worked for People. TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times covering events throughout Asia. She was also selected to be one of one hundred photographers who worked on “A Day in the Life Of Japan,” “A Day in the Life of California, “ “A Day in the Life of America,” “Jews in America,” and “Christmas in America.”
Her work is in the collections at The Center for Creative Photography, The Denver Art Museum, The Arken Museum and private collections throughout the Americas and Europe.