Earl Wood
(b. 1928)

Earl Wood was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1928. He used his first camera in 1933, when photographing Niagara Falls and capturing his dad walking in the Boston Commons on a snowy day. At age 16 his photos of boats in the harbor were published in the rotogravure section of the Sunday paper of the Boston Globe and during high school he sketched and painted and went three times a week to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He spent summer vacations working as a photographer's assistant in Marblehead, Mass.


In 1942 Earl Wood joined the Navy to avoid the draft for World War II. He was commissioned to a CVE Aircraft Carrier and soon became the head photographer.


He has lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1960.


B.Y.M.C.U Camera Club, Boston 1938
Photo School, Pensacola, FL 1942
Polaroid School, Boston 1943
Institute of Design, Chicago 1953


Polaroid Vectograph, Cambridge, MA
M.I.T, Cambridge, MA 2 years

Advertising photography:
A.J. Siegrist Display Art Studio, Chicago
Charles F. Kuoni, Chicago