The son of commercial artists, Art Wolfe was born on September 13, 1951 in Seattle, Washington, and still calls the city home. He graduated from the University of Washington with Bachelor’s degrees in fine arts and art education in 1975, where he studied under professors such as Jacob Lawrence. His photography career has spanned five decades, a remarkable testament to the durability and demand for his images, his expertise, and his passionate advocacy for the environment and indigenous culture. During that time he has worked on every continent, in hundreds of locations, and on a dazzling array of projects.
Art is unrivaled in the field of photography instruction, creativity, and communication. Constantly pushing his own creative interest forward while sharing his latest enlightenments, his tireless pursuit of advancing his own creative vision is a boon to anyone seeking his guidance in photography and the arts.
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Gavriel Jecan – ‘Gav” to his friends and clients who have come to know him – started photographing at the age of 12 when his father gave him his first SLR camera. His appreciation of photography grew while photographing black-and-white on family hiking trips in the mountains. His love of nature, rock climbing and traveling inspired him to become a professional photographer.
Gav has been photographing with Art for nearly three decades, traveling extensively together the world over. He was a member of the Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge TV field crew and teaches photography around the world. The quality and scope of Jecan’s shooting has gained him representation by the world’s largest stock photography agencies (Getty, Corbis, Danita Delimont, OnAsia, and Okapia).
Jecan’s images appear regularly in calendars and magazines worldwide, including International Wildlife, Backpacker, Audubon, National Geographic, Midwest Express, Nature Foto, German Geo, Asian Geo, Outside, Sinra, Terre Sauvage etc. His photography has been published in five children’s books: C for Coyote, Wild Colors, Alaska Animal Babies, Hide and Seek, and South West Colors.
Gavriel currently resides in Thailand with his Wife and Son, and when he’s not state-side assisting Art with photo tours he’s likely leading a photo tour or rock climbing in Southeast Asia.
Growing up in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, Libby enjoys many outdoor activities some of which include hiking, rock climbing, and snowboarding. At a young age she was drawn to photography, and her passion has not waned. After earning her AA in Photography at Mt. Hood Community College, she started as an intern at Art Wolfe, Inc. in 2008. Now she is the Workshop Coordinator and assists in field workshops and seminars.
Being raised with such beautiful surroundings also instilled a deep appreciation of nature in Libby. She enjoys photographing the beauty of nature, but also attempts to document the terrible atrocities that are constantly plaguing our planet. Her goal with her photography is to make enough of an impact on the viewer that they will see the reason to help protect the natural world and make a difference.
Libby now resides in Seattle, Washington.