Day to Night is an ongoing global project that visualizes the passing of an entire day in one photograph. Documenting the world's most iconic locations, Wilkes photographs from a fixed angle continuously for 24 hours, using a selection of frames to construct the final image.
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is pleased to announce our first exhibition with photographer Stephen Wilkes. This exhibition will feature a selection of photographs from his celebrated series Day to Night.
Day to Night is an ongoing global photographic project that began in 2009. Working from a fixed camera angle, Wilkes captures the fleeting moments of humanity and light as time passes. After 24 hours of photographing and over 1500 images taken, he selects the best moments of the day and night. Using time as a guide, all of these moments are seamlessly blended into a single photograph in post-production, visualizing places that are part of our collective memory.
Wilkes sees the camera not only as a device used to capture images, but also as an instrument to collect information. From the first experiments with the camera obscura in the early 19th century to the advent of the digital capture, photography has continued to evolve alongside advancements in technology. Wilkes embraces these innovations and utilizes them as a way to reach beyond the constraints of a single frame to explore previously unimagined possibilities.
For more than two decades, Stephen Wilkes (b. 1957) has been widely recognized for his fine art and commercial photography. His photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, CBS Sunday Morning and Time, among many others. In 1999, Wilkes completed a personal project photographing the unrestored areas of Ellis Island and the monograph, Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom, was published in 2006.
In the January 2016 issue of National Geographic, Wilkes will be featured as part of a special tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. Next summer, Wilkes will be included in an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, "Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History" curated by Gail Buckland.