When it was announced earlier this year that Harper’s Magazine had earned a 2012 National Magazine Award and two finalist recognitions, it was familiar territory for the country’s oldest monthly. Harper’s has won 19 of the awards—along with a cabinet-full of other recognitions—and is regularly nominated. Yet for anyone save the magazine’s subscribers and the lengthy list of prominent and...
October 18, 2017
For more than two decades, photographer Felice Frankel has worked as a research scientist at MIT’s Center for Materials Science and Engineering. Her scientist colleagues—at MIT and at other institutions—call on her to create photographs that visually describe their work to audiences both inside and outside the scientific community. When researchers are preparing to publish their findings, for instance, they’ll... More »
October 16, 2017
Anand Varma, who was fascinated with nature as a kid growing up in Atlanta, now follows his curiosity from one laboratory to another by finding scientists who appreciate the power of photography to inform and inspire lay audiences about their often-esoteric work. “A lot of [scientists] are thinking about how to communicate more effectively, and I’m in this process of... More »
October 13, 2017
This spring, photographer Matthew Cicanese hiked through rain forests in Sri Lanka, following Dr. Gothamie Weerakoon, a visiting scientist at The Field Museum of Chicago and Sri Lanka’s National Institute of Fundamental Studies, as she moved from tree to tree, examining and collecting lichen. When she found a specimen she wanted to collect for further study, Cicanese would first photograph... More »