Michael Wolf was born in Munich, Germany. He grew up in the USA and studied at UC Berkley and at the University of Essen in Germany. He has been living and working as a photographer and author in China for ten years. In 2007, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, in collaboration with the U.S. Equities Realty artist-in-residence program commissioned Wolf to photograph Chicago’s cityscape which has undergone massive development. Wolf concentrated on documenting the central downtown area and this series, The Transparent City, is the result.