Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes

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Brooklyn Bridge, Day to Night, 2016

Iconic photographer Stephen Wilkes documented four ancient bird migrations across the globe from the majestic flamingos in Kenya to the elegant sandhill cranes in Nebraska’s Platte River for National Geographic’s March 2018 issue. Go behind the scenes of these compelling images in this immersive exhibition that celebrates the mystery and beauty of these important species. Day to Night is on exhibition at the National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW, Feb. 13 to April 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily. Museum admission is $15. nationalgeographic.org/dc.

Photographer Stephen Wilkes’s work ranges from capturing the long-abandoned medical wards on Ellis Island and the impacts of Hurricane Katrina to shooting advertising campaigns for the world’s leading corporations. His photographs are included in public and private collections globally and his editorial work has appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair and many others. His highly acclaimed first monograph, “Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom,” was published in 2006. His second, featuring his iconic Day to Night series, will be published in 2018.