From the article published by L’Oeil de la Photographie:
Work by Stephen Wilkes and Jonas Bendiksen is included in the exhibition “Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change” at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.
For more than two decades Stephen Wilkes has been widely recognized for his fine art and editorial photography. His photographs have been exhibited in both galleries and museums and featured in “The New York Times Magazine,” “Vanity Fair,” “TIME,” “Sports Illustrated,” “London Sunday Times,” and “Condé Nast Traveler.” In 1999, Wilkes completed a personal project photographing the south side of Ellis Island. Through his photographs and video work, Wilkes helped secure $6 million in funding towards the restoration for the south side of the island and his monograph, “Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom” (W.W. Norton) published in 2006 received critical acclaim including “TIME”’s 5 Best Photography Books of The Year, 2006. Wilkes’ awards and honors include the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography, Photographer of the Year from “Adweek Magazine,” Fine Art Photographer of the Year 2004 Lucie Award, Adobe Breakthrough Award and the Epson Creativity Award. Wilkes’ work is in the permanent collection of the James A. Michener Art Museum, Snite Museum of Art, George Eastman House, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Dow Jones Collection, Griffin Museum of Photography, Jewish Museum of New York, Library of Congress, The Historic New Orleans Collection, and numerous private collections.