The Art of Seeing with Stephen Wilkes (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)
Photo by Stephen Wilkes

The Art of Seeing with Stephen Wilkes (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)

  • June 2, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 3, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • June 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In-Person Learning Class

In a world where the act of looking has become endangered human experience, Stephen Wilkes will focus an entire workshop on the Art of seeing. This workshop will be a deep meditation on elevating each of the student’s ability to take the time to see, enabling each student to explore a deeper and more personal vision through photographing.

Seeing will be inspired through group lectures and critiques, where we explore things together. The act of photographing can open one’s ability to recognize how differently each of us actually see. Stephen will share his inspirations to look, from his recent documentary Titled: “Jay Myself,”. Throughout the workshop Stephen will be sharing a multitude of influences that continue to inspire him.

This class isn’t about technique, but about how to look, to see in a way that will begin to open your mind, allowing what Ansel Adams once described as “Seeing into the mind’s eye, the act of visualization”.

Photo by Greg Gorman

Stephen Wilkes ( Since opening his studio in New York City in 1983, photographer Stephen Wilkes has built an unprecedented body of work and a reputation as one of America’s most iconic photographers, widely recognized for his fine art, editorial and commercial work. Wilkes’ early career interpretations of Mainland China, California’s Highway One, and impressionistic “Burned Objects” set the tone for a series of career-defining projects that catapulted him to the top of the photographic landscape. 

In 2000, Epson America commissioned Wilkes to create a millennial portrait of the United States, “America In Detail,” a 52-day odyssey that was exhibited in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Day to Night, Wilkes’ most defining project, began in 2009. These epic cityscapes and landscapes, portrayed from a fixed camera angle for up to 30 hours capture fleeting moments of humanity as light passes in front of his lens over the course of a full day. Blending these images into a single photograph takes months to complete. Day to Night has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning as well as dozens of other prominent media outlets and, with a grant from the National Geographic Society, was extended to include America’s National Parks in celebration of their centennial anniversary and Bird Migration for the 2018 Year of the Bird.

NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest/Master Photographer” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest/Master Photographer Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.

Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?

We strongly recommend The Culver Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located about two miles from the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Guests of LACP will receive 25% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).

Click HERE for details on booking.

Dates: Friday, June 2, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, 10 am – 6 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $1075



Venue Phone: 323-380-7406

Venue Website:

5481 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 90029, United States


Thymele Arts Building
The building is located on the northeast corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Western Ave. Please enter the building on Santa Monica Blvd. Once inside, please proceed to the 2nd floor via the stairs or elevator. On the second level, you will be greeted by an electronic billboard letting you know which room the class will be held in (The Shirley Dawn Room, The California Room, The Kansas Room OR The Common Room).

An underground parking structure can be found very close at:
1110 North Western Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90029
Please bring $5 cash to park in the parking lot. There is also street metered parking as well if you rather park on the street.

Details Price Qty
The Art of Seeing with Stephen Wilkesshow details + $1,075.00 (USD)  
Bronze Member Rate - The Art of Seeing with Stephen Wilkesshow details + $1,021.25 (USD)  
Silver Member Rate - The Art of Seeing with Stephen Wilkesshow details + $967.50 (USD)  
Gold Member Rate - The Art of Seeing with Stephen Wilkesshow details + $860.00 (USD)  
WS - The Art of Seeing with Stephen Wilkesshow details + $0.00 (USD)   Expired