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Stephen Wilkes’ Day to Night Photograph Documents Historic Canada Day 2017 Celebration

By November 30, 2017Current News
Image © Greg Gorman

Image © Greg Gorman

Cross-posted from OttawaCitizen.com
[by Lynn Saxberg]

American photographer Stephen Wilkes, an artist who describes himself as a “relentless collector of magical moments,” returns to Ottawa today to unveil the latest image in his Day To Night series.

The dramatic, large-scale photograph offers a stunning view of Parliament Hill on Canada Day, complete with all the activity of this year’s sesquicentennial July 1 celebrations, from the tipi protest and security lineups to the fireworks and mainstage entertainers.

Like the others in Wilkes’ Day To Night series, it involved shooting hundreds of images from a fixed position over many hours, then compiling the photos seamlessly into one action-packed landscape that takes the eye through a day in the life of a place. Other subjects tackled by Wilkes over the past few years include The Vatican during Easter Mass, Paris during the Tour de France and Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

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