Photographer Stephen Wilkes of Westport. / Contributed photo by Chris Janjic
 “Flatiron, NYC,” (2010), photograph by Stephen Wilkes

WESTPORT — A photographer whose work focuses on the concept of time will be in the spotlight as the Westport Library hosts a three-month exhibition of his photos opening Sept. 8.

Photographs by Stephen Wilkes, a Westporter whose work has been displayed in exhibits nationwide and globally over four decades, will be shown in “Stephen Wilkes: Visualizing Time,” on view Sept. 8 through Nov. 29 at the library, 20 Jesup Road.

An opening reception, featuring the photographer discussing his work, is set for 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the library. Tickets for the program, which cost $20, can be reserved by clicking here.

The photographs reflect an evolution of Wilkes’s vision, from his early career through the latest series, “Day to Night” and “Tapestries.” The photos will be on display in all three of the library galleries.

Wilkes will be on hand for the opening reception, and will be interviewed by Stacy Bass, a photographer and former president of the Westport Library’s board of trustees.

Wilkes is “a Westport treasure, an artist of great renown and incomparable talent,” Bill Harmer, the library’s executive director, said in a publicity release for the exhibit. 

“We are honored to host him and Stacy for an event celebrating his life and work, and to have his exhibit displayed in our galleries.”

Visit Wilkes’s website for more information about the photographer and his work.

For more information about the exhibition, contact the Westport Library at 203-291-4800.