Penny Wolin

Graphic Dsgn / Graduate Graphic Design


Penny Wolin is the author of three seminal photographic documentary monographs, Guest Register, Descendants of Light, and The Jews of Wyoming. She is the recipient of two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and one from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has exhibited solo at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Her work is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the New York Public Library, the Santa Barbara Art Museum, Harvard University, and the Layton Collection at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Wolin received a BFA in Photography from ArtCenter and studied Visual Anthropology at UCLA. She was awarded a directing fellowship to the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies in Los Angeles. Wolin creates unique portraits for commercial and editorial use and is the recipient of public and private grants to document American culture. She divides her time between the North and South of California and travels the West.