National Geographic
Student Matinee

Day to Night: On Assignment With Stephen Wilkes

Photograph by Stephen Wilkes

  • February 13, 2018

  • 10 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Regular $5.00

  • National Geographic Campus

    Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium

About this Student Matinee

Photographer Stephen Wilkes creates iconic day to night images by shooting from one camera angle for up to 30 hours, allowing him to capture dozens of stories within a single photograph. Students will join him on his most recent National Geographic assignments photographing the elegant and mysterious patterns of bird migrations across landscapes in Kenya, Scotland, the Falkland Islands, and the Platte River in Nebraska.

THEMES: wildlife, birds, ecosystems, photography, geography


Photograph by Greg Gorman

Stephen Wilkes


Photographer STEPHEN WILKES’s widely recognized work ranges from capturing the long-abandoned medical wards on Ellis Island and the impacts of Hurricane Katrina to shooting advertising campaigns for the world’s leading corporations. His photographs are included in public and private collections globally, and his editorial work has appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, and many others. His highly acclaimed first monograph, Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom, was published in 2006, and his second, featuring his iconic Day to Night series, will be published in 2018. Stephen also shoots advertising campaigns for Nike, Capital One, the New Yorker, Rolex, and many others. His extensive awards and honors include the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography, Photographer of the Year from Adweek magazine, and the Fine Art Photographer of the Year Lucie Award.

 is part of

Day to Night: In the Field With Stephen Wilkes

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – Friday, April 20, 2018
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