A Lens on CDC: Photographs of Jim Gathany

Even a mosquito bearing a deadly virus may appear a model for a work of art when shot through the powerful lens by a gifted and dedicated professional.

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Among his fellow photographers, Jim Gathany belongs to the niche of scientific photography. Closer to the documentary one, this genre rarely gets into the limelight although it is vital for nearly all the sciences. Professional scholars heavily depend on the quality shots of objects and processes they explore. Jim Gathany has been serving for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as the lead photographer over the course of the latest three decades. This encloses covering multiple aspects of the CDC activity and facilities, its history, ongoing work and special events, documenting its achievements, and more.

Mr. Gathany's usual "models" are insects and other disease vectors. Part of the exhibition is to demonstrate those images as works of science and art at once. Besides, there will be present photographs of scholars at work and of world leaders paying their visits to CDC. Knowledge and artistry in their conjunction will be the focus of this celebration of both this public health agency and its faithful photographer.

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When was it?

November 15, 2016 – May 26, 2017
Mon–Wed, Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thu 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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Where was it?

Address of David J. Sencer CDC Museum
1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329

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Exhibition category
  • Photo
  Published ID136422

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