Monroe Gallery of Photography
Monroe Gallery of Photography


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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