Monroe Gallery of Photography
Monroe Gallery of Photography

Stephen Wilkes: Remnants

Recycled Cans
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Santa Fe--Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, is pleased to present "Remnants", an exhibition of large-scale color photographs (up to 50 x 80 inches) of the environment and the environmental remnants left behind either by nature or man.

The exhibition opens with a public reception with photographer Stephen Wilkes from 5 - 7 PM on Friday, October 2. The exhibition continues through November 22.

In the face of increasing global attention on climate change and rebuilding; and as society grapples with the byproducts of global human achievements such as urban development and mass production that have caused problems of scarcity and waste simultaneously, Remnants is a timely examination of the environmental issues facing society.

"I’ve often found that there is great power in telling difficult stories in a beautiful way. Interest in any given story wanes so quickly, yet it’s only through taking the time to go deeper that we get to a place of real understanding.

There are moments in journalism when the media captures the visual details of a disaster, yet sometimes misses the true scale of devastation. It’s my hope that these images serve as a wakeup call — whether that call is about global warming, infrastructure, or just the recognition that the world is changing, it’s a reminder that we need to take special care of our fragile world."
-- Stephen Wilkes

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Hurricane Katrina: Bible Box

Hurricane Katrina: Interior Fireplace

Hurricane Katrina: Bridge Through Window

In Katrina's Wake: TV in sand

Oil Study, Louisiana, 2010

Deepwater Horizon: Northern Gannett, 2010

Hurricane Sandy, Seaside Heights, NJ, 2012

House in Reeds, Oakwood Beach, Staten Island, 2013

Bethlehem Steel

Red Bag, China

Eulogy to a dumpscape: Fresh Kills Landfill

Bomb Craters, Laos, 2015

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