Ilan Wolff was born in Nahariya, Israel, in 1955. In 1973 obtained the O.R.T. at Arts Highschool in Haifa, Israel. From 1976-1977 worked as a freelance for Graphic Designer magazine. Between 1977 and 1978 carries a work on agriculture and from this year to 1981 he is in charge of the Department of Photography of N. Bloomfield Academy of Art in Haifa. From then until 1997 continues its activity as a freelance photographer in Amsterdam, New York and Paris, using the pinhole camera.
He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His photographs have been exhibited in the most prestigious museums and galleries around the world: from the National Library of Paris, Tel-Aviv Museum, the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island in New York, to different galleries in Germany and Great Britain. Ilan Wolff has been the star photographer in Moix Photo Biennial of Paris in November 2000, with his exhibition “Camera Obscura à Paris”.
In Spain he has participated in the IMAGINA project Almediterránea’92. This project was carried out in Almería from 1990 to 1992 for the Centennial Celebration of the Discovery of America. The photographs taken by Ilan Wolff for this project became a part of the funds of the Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía [Andalusian Centre of Photography], which was created upon completion of Almeria IMAGINE and is headquartered in Almeria . A selection of this work was presented at the booth of Babelia at ARCO 2001 Edition.