A Los Angeles native, Wayne Levin has been photographing his adopted home of Hawaii for nearly four decades. He is especially known for his underwater photographs of swimmers and marine life.
He is the author of Kalaupapa: A Portrait (1989) Through a Liquid Mirror (1997) and Other Oceans (2001). In 2002 his photographs were the subject of a solo show at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC entitled "Kaho`olawe: Rebirth of a Sacred Hawaiian Island." Wayne’s photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries including Tokyo Designer Space, Japan; New York University's Tisch School of Art Gallery; the Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco; Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles; the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia; and the High Museum, Atlanta. Major public collections include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. His work has been published in Aperture, American Photographer, Camera Arts, Day in the Life of Hawaii, Photo Japan, and LensWork, among others.