National Geographic : 2007 Sep
PHOTO J0URNAL STEPHEN WILKES Coming up a dark stairway into quarters where nurses from the U.S. Public Health Service once slept, Stephen Wilkes was struck by the pattern of the angled doors, the tattered screens, and the low, golden sunshine. "I added no light of my own," the photographer says. "I wasn't interested simply in graphics born from the patina of ruin. I wanted to record the place as I found it."