Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | July 7, 2013

Join Host Brenda Starr When She Discusses “FANNY”, Rock’n’Roll and Teens With Photographer, Writer And Non-Profit Architect LINDA WOLF, July 8th, 2013

Linda Wolf

Linda Wolf

Linda Wolf is a photographer, writer, and founder of several nonprofit organizations to benefit youth. She is the daughter of poet, Barbara Wolf, and cinematographer, businessman, Joe Wolf. .Wolf attended Hollywood High School, graduating in 1968. She became a professional photographer as a teenager for the first all-girl rock band to be signed by a major label, Fanny (1969), and later an official photographer for the Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour (1970). She was one of the “100 top photographers in the world” for the book, Twenty-four Hours in the Life of L.A. From 1970-1975, she lived and studied in Provence, France, attending the Institute of American Universities, and L’Ecole Experimental Photographic, taught by Jean-Pierre Sudre and Claudine Sudre.

Wolf taught photography through the UCLA Extension, was staff photographer for the Los Angeles Citywide Mural Project, and the Social and Public Art Resource Center. In 1981, she co-founded the organization Women in Photography International. In the 1970s and 1980s, Wolf created public art projects, including “The Bus Bench Mural Project,” photographic murals of bus riders affixed to the benches upon which they wait, and “L.A. Welcomes the World,” a series of large scale multicultural portraits of people presented on billboards throughout Los Angeles, sponsored by Eastman Kodak for the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 1981, she was a representative of the United States in Arles, France at the Rencontres International de la Photographie, and was the focus of “Talk About Pictures,” with Leigh Wiener on NBC/TV. Since 1976, Wolf has received numerous recognitions, awards, and grants for her photojournalism and humanitarian projects, including support from the Puffin Foundation, California Arts Council, RSF Social Finance, Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, the Oakland Center for the Arts, Sony, Widelux, Ilford, Epson, Electrovoice, Marrantz, Kodak, and other corporations and institutions.

FANNY The All Woman Band "FANNY" was Linda's first photography gig with a rock'n'roll group.

The All Woman Band “FANNY” was Linda’s first photography gig with a rock’n’roll group.

Fanny042-256x300signed-cover-150x150Fanny, the original “Godmothers of Chick Rock” were the first all-female rock band to be signed to a major label. They toured from 1970-1975, wrote and arranged their own songs, released five albums, and had a number of international hit singles. But most importantly, they played hundreds of fantastic live concerts for thousands and thousands of fans and were instrumental in founding the modern world of women in rock. Many major women rock artists – from Joan Jett to Girlschool to Courtney Love and many, many more – were able to get to the top because Fanny broke down the barriers and opened the way!

FANNY rehearsal, photo by Linda Wolf

FANNY rehearsal, photo by Linda Wolf

Feminist Author Kate Millet, photo by Linda Wolf

Feminist Author Kate Millet, photo by Linda Wolf

In 2011, Linda created and produced a biographical film about her mother, Barbara Wolf. In 2012, she completed a seven-year project photographing women world-wide, for a montage entitled, “I Am A Full Woman”. Click Here to watch

MUSIC for " I Am A Full Woman" is by Rachel Bagby Learn more at

MUSIC for ” I Am A Full Woman” is by Rachel Bagby
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The Daughters Sisters Project (broadened to Teen Talking Circles) was founded in 1993 to help young women navigate the teen years and has since expanded to include teen boys, and adults. THIS IS DSP/TTC’s 20th ANNIVERSARY (1993 – 2013) DSP & TTC are organically grown; founded on the principle that both a mature self-identity and healthy relationships develop naturally when we feel free to speak our truth from our hearts and hear the truth of others with our hearts. The four-day TTC Facilitator’s Trainings (Learn about our Facilitator Trainings) are attended by parents, teachers, counselors, pastors, social workers, therapists, youth service providers, and anyone interested in bringing teen talking circles into their communities. TTC Facilitator’s Handbook and documentary DVD assists new facilitators in learning to lead both topic-driven, process oriented, 
and open format circles, and includes valuable resources to augment their ability to successfully lead circles. Talking Circles give teens an opportunity to strengthen their feelings of self-esteem, self-worth, authenticity, and resilience, and practice skills that contribute to making wise and healthy choices. Youth in TTC circles learn Compassionate Listening and non-violent communication practices to create sustainable and thriving relationships with self and others. TTC our mission: *educate, inspire, empower youth *foster partnerships between the genders, generations, and cultures *support youth in positive self-expression and social action for a just, compassionate and sustainable world *We train adults to give youth a safe space to tell the truth and practice Compassionate Listening *Imagine you had a safe space every week to share yourself without fear of judgment; a circle of peers and adults where you felt seen, heard and accepted. Now imagine you are 15 and have a space like this. How would your life be different? How would this change the world?

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To listen to Brenda Starr’s conversation with Linda Wolf click the following link     7-8-2013 Brenda Starr with Linda Wolf

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