Burrows began her career with LIFE magazine 35 years ago as a picture researcher
and was promoted to picture editor in 1987. Her major responsibilities
included the coordination of the magazine's photographic coverage at major
events, as well as overseeing the production of LIFE's special issues and
book projects. She has also curated numerous retrospective exhibitions,
such as those featuring the photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt, George Silk,
and Larry Burrows. Her recent editorial work includes the book, One Nation;
America Remembers September 11, 2001.
Dr. Ian Gatley
is the Dean of the College of Science and Director of the Chester F. Carlson
Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Gatley
previously directed the Infrared Astronomy program at the National Optical
Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona. There he headed the committee
that developed area-array-based cameras and spectrometers, which have improved
science productivity by a factor of millions. Further details about Dr.
Gatley's career can be found at http://www.cis.rit.edu/people/faculty/gatley/.
Rick Hock is Director
of Exhibitions and Program Design at George Eastman House, International
Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, New York. He has organized
several major exhibitions such as "Seeing the Unseen: Dr. Harold E. Edgerton
and the Wonders of Strobe Alley" and "The Pencil of Nature: Photography's
Trace and Transformation." He is the recipient of two National Endowment
for the Arts fellowships and his photographic work is held in several major
collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Philadelphia
Museum of Art.
is the Director of Medical Media at the Huddinge University Hospital in
Stockholm, Sweden. Mr. Larsson has been active in scientific and medical
photography since 1973. He serves as director of international contacts
and education for the Swedish Society of Medical and Technical Photographers
(FMTF). Mr. Larsson also helped establish and now acts as Board secretary
for the Lennart Nilsson Award - a prize for innovative scientific photography
named in honor of the renowned Swedish photographer.
joined RIT in 1984 and is a professor in the School of Photographic Arts
and Sciences, where he is also Chair of the Master of Fine Art Photography.
He has lectured and taught workshops around the world on the subjects of
creativity, the Zone System, museum practices, and fine art printing. Professor
Osterman was the recipient of the RIT Gitner Prize in 2001 for his book
entitled Déjà View: Bologna, Italy - recently released in its
is the Vice President and Group Publisher of American Photo and Popular
Photography magazines, a position he has held since 1991. He has also been
executive producer of 32 television specials that center on photography,
including the Emmy Award-winning, "Freeze Frame Switzerland" which aired
on The Travel Channel.
SUSAN A. SMITH
Susan Smith is
the Assistant Director of Photography at National Geographic Magazine in
Washington, D.C. She has worked for the publication a total of 31 years,
and has served in her current capacity since 1990. Ms. Smith coordinates
the magazine's summer photography internship program where she identifies
and develops the talent of young location photographers and administrative
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David Malin worked for 26 years at the Anglo-Australian Observatory as photographic scientist and
astronomer. There, his chemistry and scientific imaging background was useful in the three main aspects
of astronomical photography, data gathering, data extraction and data analysis.
For data gathering he developed hypersensitising processes which can give enormous gains in speed to
the photographic materials used in astronomy. For data extraction and analysis he invented new ways of
revealing information on astronomical plates, a speciality which has given him an international reputation.
These novel image enhancement techniques quickly led to the discovery of two new types of galaxy
which bear his name. Malin-Carter 'shell' galaxies have extremely faint but large-scale features
associated with otherwise normal galaxies, while in 1987 he discovered an extremely faint, uniquely
massive 'proto-galaxy' which has since been named Malin-1. These are some of the faintest objects ever
detected by an ground-based telescope and are the result of a photographic process that has been
dubbed 'Malinisation'. Their discovery represented a significant advance in photographic astronomy, as
well as being a major contribution to research on galaxies.
The several photographic techniques used in the research activities come together in a method for
making astronomical colour photographs from plates taken in three separate colours. These are
generally acknowledged to be among the finest ever produced and they have been widely published on
the covers of hundreds books and magazines, including LIFE and National Geographic and as a series
of Australian postage stamps. They have also been widely exhibited in international solo art exhibitions
in Australia, Britain, China, France, Italy, India and the USA. He has also used CCDs for colour imagery
on the AAT, but so far none of these images has made it into an art gallery.
David Malin has published over 120 scientific papers and a similar number of popular articles on
astronomy and photography, as well as seven books. He is also He is also a well-known and entertaining
lecturer on these and related topics. His latest book The Invisible Universe (Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown
and Company, 1999). is a large format celebration of the beauty of the night sky, a subject increasing
explored in his gallery exhibitions.
David Malin's contributions to photographic science and astronomy have
received international recognition:
- Elected Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society, 1983.
- Henri Chretien Award of the American Astronomical Society, 1985.
- Jackson-Gwilt Medal and Prize of the Royal Astronomical Society,
- Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from the University of Sydney,
- Rodman Medal of the Royal Photographic Society, 1990.
- Honorarary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional
- Progress Medal of the Photographic Society of America, 1993.
- Commonwealth Medal of the Australian Photographic Society, 1993
- University of NSW Press/Eureka Science Book Prize
(for A View of the Universe) 1994.
- Appointed Adjunct Professor of Photographic Science at RMIT,
- Elected Fellow of the International Academy of Astronautics,
- Awarded Lennart Nilsson Prize, 2000
David Malin's e-mail is email@example.com and his website is located at www.aao.gov.au/images/general/malin.html
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is the Chair of Biomedical Photographic Communications in the School of
Photographic Arts and Sciences at RIT and teaches courses in photomicrography,
photomacrography, and bio-medical photography. He has authored numerous
publications, presented over a hundred oral papers, and conducted more
than 30 workshops on such topics as "Imaging through the Microscope." He
has also taught workshops on producing QuickTime Virtual Reality movies
that have taken him to a variety of international locations, including
Sweden, Tanzania, Germany, and Australia. He has been an active member
of the BioCommunications Association for 24 years and belongs to the Ophthalmic
Photographers' Society. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Lennart
Nilsson Award Nominating Committee as well as the Co-Coordinator of the
RIT Big Shot project.
is a professor in RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences and Chair
of its Imaging and Photographic Technology Department. He specializes in
high-speed photography and photo-instrumentation. He has published and
exhibited widely and been invited to speak or present at conferences, workshops,
and seminars worldwide. He was a NASA/ASEE Research Fellow at NASA Langley
Research Center in Virginia, as well as the first Kodak Visiting Professor
to Australia. He also served as guest instructor at The Institute for Photography
of the University of Gothenberg in Sweden. Davidhazy received the RIT Eisenhart
Award for Outstanding Teaching and was granted the Professor Raymond C.
Bowman Award from the Society for Imaging Science and Technology along
with the Society's 2001 Fellowship award. He collaborated with Drs. Leslie
Stroebel and Ronald Francis on an investigation for the House Select Committee
on the assassination of President Kennedy and has consulted on scientific
photography and photographic instrumentation for many industrial and governmental
agencies. He is an active member of The Society for Imaging Science and
Technology (IS&T) and The International Society for Optical Engineering
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From the beginning,
we knew Images from Science would require significant collaborations in
order to achieve the results we envisioned. At each phase of the project's
evolution, we received valuable input, suggestions, and support that allowed
us to reach the next step in the process. In the context of this brief
statement, we cannot begin to express the gratitude we feel to all of the
various contributors who made the book and exhibition possible but we wish
to formally recognize their contributions as best as we can.
Since first sharing
the idea with the RIT community, we have received tremendous encouragement.
Frank Cost, Richard Zakia, Paul Stella, Bill DuBois, Roberley Bell, and
Patti Ambrogi all helped in brainstorming ways to make the project a reality.
When the four-color catalogue became part of the vision, we received positive
feedback from David Pankow, Curator of the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection
and head of Cary Graphic Arts Press. He aided in developing a preliminary
publication plan and cost estimate that resulted in the organization of
a mini-fundraiser. We extend very special thanks to the following Images
from Science partners for their generous financial support: Elizabeth Garcia
from Carl Zeiss, Inc; James Jarmusch from Topcon America Corporation; Henry
Schleichkorn and Mike Fisher, owners
of Custom Medical Stock Photo, Inc.; Laurel Price Jones and Deborah McKinzie
from the RIT Office of Development; Dr. Ian Gatley, Dean, RIT College of
Science; the Faculty Evaluation and Development (FEAD) Grant committee
from the RIT College of Imaging Arts and Sciences; Art Shufelt and Bill
Conger from Durst Dice America, LLC; and Dr. Hans Wigzell and the Board
of the Lennart Nilsson Award Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.
A preliminary outline
was all we had to propose to David Malin, photographic scientist from the
Anglo-Australian Observatory in Sydney, Australia - yet he volunteered at
once to write the guest essay for the book. His insightful words provide
a strong introduction to the images selected for the exhibition. Dr. Joan
Stone, Dean of the RIT College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, also extended
her support by contributing a thoughtful foreword. Lennart Nilsson, one
of the giants of modern scientific photography, generously endorsed Images
from Science and submitted one of his most stunning images for publication.
We are grateful to many others who simply promoted our idea, including
Donna Sterlace, Roy Larimer, Kevin Langton, and a host of web sites and
journals that shared the opportunity with their readers.
Once the photographs
were submitted, a prestigious group of seven judges did a wonderful job
of selecting the work that comprises the exhibition. We first invited Susan
Smith from National Geographic Magazine. Susan's immediate support was
a huge esteem-builder that gave us the confidence to approach the remaining
judges for our panel. They were: Mr. Richard Rabinowitz from American Photo
magazine; Dr. Ian Gatley from the RIT Carlson Center for Imaging Science;
Mr. Staffan Larsson from Huddinge Hospital in Sweden; Professor Willie Osterman,
from the RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences; Ms. Barbara Baker
Burrows from LIFE magazine; and Mr. Rick Hock from George Eastman House,
International Museum of Photography and Film.
In closing, we
wish to note that the production of this catalogue with its myriad imagery
and technical complexities represents a formidable accomplishment. We wish
to especially acknowledge the heroic efforts of Amelia Hugill-Fontanel,
Production Editor, Cary Graphic Arts Press. She managed every detail of
the production process with amazing skill and met every challenge posed
by an accelerated schedule. Melissa Kaup-Augustine of Lizard Press handled
the book design beautifully. Erich Lehman of RIT's School of Print Media
was helpful in proofing the catalogue's reproductions. Finally, we thank
our copy editor, John Sippel, and Laura Jaffe, Raymond Chan, and Julian
Lui from InterPress Ltd.
M. P. and A.
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Sponsors and Benefactors
Carl Zeiss, Inc.
Custom Medical Stock
Durst Dice America,
Lennart Nilsson Award
RIT Cary Graphic
RIT Chester F. Carlson
Center for Imaging Science
RIT College of Imaging
Arts and Sciences
RIT Office of Development
RIT School of Photographic
Arts and Sciences
Topcon America Corporation
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Images from Science: An Exhibition of Scientific Photography
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