The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will exhibit Stephen Wilkes’ series Day to Night from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 at the downtown Tampa museum.
Day to Night, the photographer’s “most defining project,” began in 2009. Mr. Wilkes’ process is “fascinating and intensive and begins with waking up before dawn to shoot up to 2,000 photographs from a single vantage point over 30 hours,” according to the museum. The images are edited and the best moments of the day and night are selected. All the images are then compiled into a single surreal photograph.
Mr. Wilkes, who opened his studio in New York City in 1983, is known as one of America’s most iconic photographers. He is renowned for his fine art, editorial and commercial work, which includes winning numerous awards like from TIME Magazine and Adobe.
“I am thrilled to bring this skilled artist to Tampa,” said FMoPA Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D. “We are proud to share this beautiful series.”
The Day to Night series will be published by TASCHEN, an art book publisher, as a monograph. FMoPA will host a meet and greet where Mr. Wilkes will sign books starting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the museum located at 400 N Ashely Dr.
Day to Night will be on view during regular museum operating hours and is included in the general admission fee. For more information, visit FMoPA.
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects preserves and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists.