Bio: For more than two decades Stephen Wilkes has been widely recognized for his fine art and commercial photography. With numerous awards and honors, as well as five major exhibitions in the last five years Wilkes has left an impression on the world of photography. Over the years, Wilkes' photographs can be found in magazines such as Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, Time, Life Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine. His work on Ellis Island and his Burnt Object series were also featured in The New York Times Magazine as an artist showcase. He has been praised numerous times by the photographic and design industry with several awards including the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography, Photographer of the Year in Adweek Magazine, as well as honors in Graphis Magazine and Communication Arts.
In 1999 Wilkes completed a personal project photographing the south side of Ellis Island: the ruined landscape of the infectious desease and phychiatric hospital wings, where children and adults alike were detained before they could enter America. Through his photographs and video work, Wilkes has inspired and helped secure $6 million in funding towards the restoration for the south side of the island. Beyond his national contribution, Wilkes' photographs on the south side also became an artistic one. The work was shown in April of 2001 in a one-person exhibition at The Soho Triad Fine Arts Gallery in New York. The photographs then traveled to Los Angeles for an exhibition at the Apex Fine Arts Gallery in January of 2003 and to the Monroe Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe in October of 2004 and October 2006. The photographs were exhibited in a solo exhibiton in January 2008 at The Griffin Museum of Photography and The Chicago Cultural Arts Center in July 2008. The James A. Michener Art Museum will exhibit the work in June 2010 and The Skirball Cultural Center in October 2010.
拥有超过20年摄影界从业经历，Stephen Wilkes的艺术与商业摄影成就已经广为人知。无数的奖项、荣誉，五年中连续五场大型作品展让他的作品给整个摄影界留下深刻印象。无数的杂志刊登过他的作品，《Vanity Fair》、《Sports Illustrated》、《Time》、《Life Magazine》、《The New York Times Magazine》。 在埃利斯岛(Ellis Island)的作品以及Burnt Object系列被《The New York Times Magazine》作为艺术家专题报道。无数次获得摄影、设计行业的颁奖，其中包括Alfred Eisenstaedt Award的杂志摄影奖（Magazine Photography）、《Adweek Magazine》的年度摄影师奖以及《Graphis Magazine》和《Communication Arts》颁发的奖项。
1999年，Wilkes完成了在南埃利斯岛(Ellis Island)的个人摄影计划：精神病医院里收容了被流行病肆虐的成人和孩子，在他们来到美国之前已经受到感染。Wilkes鼓动并帮助南埃利斯岛筹集了600万美金作为重建基金。2001年的4月，Wilkes在岛上拍摄的作品以个人展的形式展出于纽约The Soho Triad Fine Arts Gallery；2003年1月，相同的展览到了洛杉矶的 Apex Fine Arts Gallery；2004年10月以及2006年10月，展出于圣达菲的Monroe Gallery of Photography；2008年1月展出于Griffin Museum of Photography；2008年7月在Chicago Cultural Arts Center；2010年6月在James A. Michener Art Museum；2010年10月在Skirball Cultural Center。