Wayne Levin

About Wayne

Wayne Levin was born in Los Angeles, California. His father gave him a Brownie camera, and a little kit to develop his own film for his 12th birthday. From then on he was hooked on photography.

Wayne traveled the world while documenting through photography. In the early 70s he was hired as an assistant for the renowned Hawaii photographer, Robert Wenkham. After graduating with a BFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1979, he moved back to Hawaii.

Still residing in Hawaii, Wayne continues to photograph the underwater world using his Nikonos film cameras. 

Private Collections

Molokai Museum & Cultural Center, 2016

Datz Museum, South Korea, 2014

Dimbola Museum, Isle of Wight, UK, 2013

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2002

Bishop Museum, Honolulu, 1996

Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, 1993

Kalaupapa: A Portrait, Arizona Memorial Museum Foundation and the Bishop Museum, 1989

Gima’s Art Gallery, 1970s

The Downtown Galleries, Honolulu, 1970s

Awards / Scholarships

Individual Artists Fellowship, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, 2006

Ohio Arts Council artist-in-residence at the Dayton Art Institute, 1987-89

National Endowment for the Arts Photographers’ Fellowship, 1984

Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York, 1982

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, 1979

Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, 1962