What’s Your Niche: Ophthalmic Photographer

August 29, 2012

By David Walker

© Mark Maio

The iris membrane. Mark Maio was looking for a way to use photography to help people when he discovered medical photography.

Mark Maio has dedicated a long career to photographing the human eye, demonstrating that even the narrowest specialty is only as limited as a photographer’s imagination, curiosity and ambition. He has photographed eyes for research, clinical diagnosis and advertising, and as abstract fine art. In 1999, he built a prototype of one of the first high-resolution digital retinal cameras, which...

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