Friday, May 21, 2010

For Immediate Release - Evolution -: Stephen Wilkes, Photographer

Speaker: Stephen Wilkes, Photographer

This event is open to the public and free to attend.
For additional information please contact Laura Glabman at 516.902.7012
The Long Island Center of Photography is proud to announce a lecture presentation by world renown photographer, Stephen Wilkes at the Manhassett Public Library. Stephen Wilkes will be sharing a selection of his most personal work, including his Ellis Island collection and most recent China series. His talk will review the evolution of his fine arts career.

Stephen’s photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the nation and featured in the New York Times Magazine, Life, Time, Parade, London Sunday Times, and Travel + Leisure. His photographs can be found on permanent collection at The George Eastman House Intl. Museum of Photography & Film, Library of Congress, Dow Jones Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and The Jewish Museum, New York. In 1999 Wilkes completed a personal project photographing the ruined landscape of Ellis Island, a hospital wing where adults and children were detained before entering this country. His photographic efforts helped secure $6 million in funding for the restoration of the south side of the island. The resulting monograph, Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom was named as one of the 5 Best Photography Books by Time Magazine.

Manhasett Public Library
30 Onderdonk Avenue
Manhasett, New York
May 26, 2010 at 7pm

Photographer, Stepen Wilkes
This speaker program is made possible by a generous grant from Canon USA and is presented by the Long Island Center of Photography as part of its on-going series of Photo Focus 2010.
Long Island Center of Photography’s mission is to establish a unique educational and research facility on Long Island, with resources for the study of the history of photography and the archival study of specific artists (with special emphasis on Long Island artists), as well as a place for showcasing contemporary work.

The Long Island Center of Photography is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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