Bob Wolfe is an award-winning photographer whose career has embraced a variety of genres and interests. Working as a biomedical photographer at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Health Science Center, he created images for teaching as well as contributed to numerous medical books, journals, and research papers. He developed and taught a course in biomedical photography for the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His work in the field of medical photography led him to win the prestigious Sama-Eaton International Medical Arts Award, chosen for excellence in Biomedical Photography. His professional work has included portraiture, industrial, architectural, commercial, and photo essay, while also finding enjoyment in photographing nature and landscape. He is a prolific recorder of everyday life with a passion for social documentary. He has authored two children’s books and has created the photographic images for over seventy others, receiving recognition through The Children’s Reading Round Table Honors. He is also an experienced and skilled professional custom color and black-and-white photographic printer.
Having been involved in the martial arts for many years, he holds the rank of Godan-fifth-degree black belt in traditional Japanese GOJU-Ryu Karato-Do and has been a long-time practitioner of Muso Shinden Ryu lai Do—the art of Japanese sword drawing techniques.
He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife, Diane, and their little dog Sonny.
Projects with major companies, institutions, and publications:
Graco, Ford Motor Company, Victory Motorcycles, Polaris ATV, Crestliner Boat Company, Malt-O-Meal Company, Kemps Ice Cream, The U.S. Postal Service, Epyz Video Games, Medtronics, Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc, University of Minnesota Health Science Center, National Institute of Health, Better Homes and Gardens, Post Graduate Medicine, Modern Medicine, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota House and Garden, Lerner Publications, Oliver Press, KTCA, Minnesota Public Television, WCCO TV.