Jeffrey Wolin

Professor Emeritus of Photography



Jeffrey Wolin is Ruth N. Halls Professor of Photography and director of the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies. He received two Visual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. His work has been exhibited in over 75 solo and group shows in the United States and Europe since 1990 including Houston MFA; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; MoMA, New York; George Eastman House, Rochester; Corcoran Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Wolin’s series of portraits of Holocaust survivors, Written in Memory: Portraits of the Holocaust, was published by Chronicle Books, accompanying solo exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago; International Center of Photography, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Haus Bill in Zurich, Switzerland. Work from this series was included in Mémoire des Camps, which opened at Hotel de Sully in Paris and traveled to Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Palazzo Magnani, Italy; and Museu Nacional d’Art, Barcelona, Spain. Wolin’s solo exhibition of portraits of Vietnam War Veterans opened at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago in 2005. Umbrage Editions of New York published an accompanying book, Inconvenient Stories: Vietnam War Veterans. Wolin traveled to Vietnam twice to photograph Vietnamese war veterans and expanded the project to include all sides of the war. From All Sides: Portraits of American and Vietnamese War Veterans premiered at the Photo Biennale, Lyon Septembre de la Photographie in 2010.

Wolin’s work is included in numerous monographs and other books including Swimmers, Aperture, New York; Waterproof, Editions Stemmle, Zurich; An American Century of Photography, Abrams, New York; Searching for Memory, Basic Books, New York; Common Ground, Merrell, London & New York; and Mémoire des Camps, Editions Marval, Paris. His photographs are in the permanent collections of many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; LA County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Cleveland Museum of Art; Houston MFA; Art Institute of Chicago; George Eastman House, Rochester; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Bibliotèque Nationale de France, Paris; and MoMA, NY.

Jeffrey A. Wolin is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago.