© Fritz Goro, Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images, 1953, Research on cigarette smoking and lung cancer
Capturing the utter weirdness and wonder of science through photography is a very tall order. After all, the most fascinating aspects of science (and its counterpart, technology) are often arcane, obtuse or downright incomprehensible to anyone besides …. well, scientists.
Making science actually coherent and comprehensible through pictures, meanwhile — while also making the photographs themselves compelling and, if at all possible, beautiful — is not merely a tall order, but a near-impossibility.
Or rather, it’s a near-impossibility unless the photographer making those pictures is named Fritz Goro. (read more)