Wayne Sorce was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1946. He received both his B.F.A and his M.F.A in 1969 and 1971, respectively, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1972 Sorce had a solo show at The Art Institute of Chicago. His photographs have also been exhibited at the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. His photographs are in the permanent collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, the George Eastman House, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.