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Day to Night: An Evening With Stephen Wilkes

Photograph by Stephen Wilkes

  • February 13, 2018

  • 7:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Regular $25.00

  • National Geographic Campus

    Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium

About this Talk

Stephen Wilkes is a popular photographer and artist perhaps best known for his iconic series “Day to Night.” These amazing images feature cityscapes and landscapes captured from a fixed camera angle for up to 30 hours, producing dozens of intriguing details and stories within a single image. His recent assignment work, featured in the “Day to Night: On Assignment With Stephen Wilkes” exhibition at the National Geographic Museum and the March 2018 National Geographic issue, capture the elegant and mysterious patterns of bird migrations in landscapes around the world. Go behind the scenes of these spectacular images in this exclusive talk.


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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