Monroe Gallery of Photography
Monroe Gallery of Photography


STEPHEN WILKES: RETROSPECTIVE WITH NEW PHOTOGRAPHS






Santa Fe - Monroe Gallery of Photography is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition featuring the documentary projects of leading contemporary photographer Stephen Wilkes. The exhibition includes new photographs and opens on Friday, October 2. Stephen Wilkes will discuss his work in the gallery from 5 - 6; with a public reception for the photographer from 6 - 7:30 PM. The exhibition continues through November 22.




Snow Covered Shore

For more than two decades Stephen Wilkes has been widely recognized for his fine art, editorial, and commercial photography. With numerous awards and honors, as well as five major exhibitions in the last five years, Wilkes has made an impression on the world of photography.

"Ever since I took my first pictures, photography has always been the joy of discovery for me," says Wilkes. "The excitement not only lies with what I see and how I see it, but mostly when someone looks at the finished photograph and feels the same emotions I felt when I took the picture. There is something sacred about the right moment. The frame where all the energy comes together and, in one instant, a story is told."

Featured in the exhibition are large-format photographs from several of Wilkes' major projects, including: "America in Detail", "Bethlehem Steel", "In Katrina's Wake", "Ellis Island", and "China". Wilkes is constantly looking for photo projects to feed his soul. Wilkes is relentlessly taking and making pictures that let us feel the experience of being there, the experience of being in the moment. Included in the exhibition is the premiere of several recent photographs never before exhibited.



Alaska Glacier with Climber


Red Canoe


The High Line, New York



SHuntington Beach, California


Eulogy to a dumpscape: Fresh Kills Landfill


Red Bag, China



Nurse's Quarters - Hallway, Island # 3, Ellis Island


Curved Corridor, Island No. 3, Ellis Island 1998


Wall study with light switch



Window Study, Recreation Room (Sunset), Island # 3, Ellis Island


Tuberculosis Ward, Island # 3, Ellis Island


Bethlehem Steel



Bethlehem Steel


Bethlehem Steel


Executive Offices, Bethlehem Steel



Bethlehem Steel


In Katrina's Wake: TV in sand


China, 2005



Lone Factory Worker, China, 2005


Snowy bridge and mountain, China


Man reaching in lake, China



Lone Tree, Guilin, China



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