Bob Wolfenson was born in 1954 in São Paulo, Brazil. His parents were jewish refugees from western Europe. He grew up amidst the intense cultural and political environment in São Paulo in second half of the 20th century.
Since the start of his professional career when he was only 16 years old, Wolfenson has worked with every major photographic genre. And his success has been continuous, be it in studios or on trips around Brazil and the world. He has now become one of the most highly respected Brazilian portrait, nude and fashion photographer, and moves freely between advertising works and art. However, he is not established internationally. He has published books including Jardim da Luz (Editora DBA/Companhia das Letras 1996), Antifachada – Encadernação Dourada (Cosac Naify, 2004), Cinepolis (Schoeler Editions, 2009) Apreensões, (Cosac Naify 2010), Belvedere, (Cosac Naify, 2013) and 24×36 (Schoeler Editions, 2013). He is also the creator and editor of the art and fashion magazine S/N. Wolfenson’s works are in the collections of the Museu de Artes de Sao Paulo (Pirelli – Masp Collection), the Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, the Museu de Arte Brasileira – Faap and Itau Cultural, amongst others.