Michael Wolf's favorite book from 2018

American Interiors is a powerful and devastating book about the effects of war on American veterans. He does not show the veterans themselves; rather, he shows the effects of trauma only through details of the interiors of their cars: syringes, overflowing ashtrays, self-help guides, veterans' medical records—all haphazardly scattered on the seats. A poignant, indirect portrait of war trauma.

The focus of the German photographer Michael Wolf’s work is life in mega cities. Many of his projects document the architecture as well as the vernacular culture of metropolises. Wolf grew up in Canada, Europe and the United States, studying at UC Berkeley and at the Folkwang School with Otto Steinert in Essen, Germany. He moved to Hong Kong in 1994, where he worked for 8 years as contract photographer for Stern magazine. Since 2001, Wolf has been focusing on his own projects, many of which have been published as books . His work is held in many permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art, California; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Museum Folkwang, Essen. He has published more than 32 photobooks with Peperoni, Hong Kong University Press, Super Labo, Aperture, and Steidl. photomichaelwolf.com