Tag Archives: photography

Healing hidden wounds: a personal perspective

Jean Cozier Chicago, Illinois, United States   When we’re small and we hurt ourselves, we usually find ways to fix it.  We may cry a little, suck the wound, or run to Mommy so that she can kiss it and make it better. But what if we don’t know for sure we’ve been hurt?  If […]

The two hemispheres of medicine

Jeffrey Levine New York, New York, United States   I stared at the blank surface of my drawing pad, confused and frozen in fear. It was slightly larger than a sheet of typing paper but looked like it spread from horizon to horizon. The naked model sat leisurely, unashamed, her eyes fixed on a distant, […]

An image in time: medical photography in dermatology

Andrea Marks United Kingdom   Example of a stereoscopic photo11 Medical imaging has always been an important and valuable tool in the practice of medicine.14 Before the introduction of photography in the late nineteenth century, medical professionals used wax models, illustrations, and paintings to document clinical conditions and procedures.7,14 Photography has been used in the […]

The fisherman’s lasagna: a love story about prescriptive photomontage and anorexia

Nancy Gershman Chicago, Illinois, USA Lauren Lazar Stern Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   Can Sally,1 a 32-year old struggling with anorexia, also be a responsible student nurse on an eating disorder unit? The answer is never under-estimate the power of denial.2 The very qualities that masked Sally’s obsessive thinking about fat and the next meal were […]

PatriciaVanishing Mother

Ellen Jantzen   I normally deal with issues of reality in my artwork. I am intrigued with what is real, what is imagined. Are dreams real? Is what one sees, hears, and feels real? Aren’t elements of the world flavored and altered by one’s own emotional makeup and history? With all of this in mind, […]

Breese Nursing Home: an exploration of humanity and love

Ellen Jantzen Newport Beach, California, USA   I attended a nursing home Christmas party at the Breese Nursing Home in Illinois the week before Christmas, 2010 and was very moved by the residents and their families; it was a life-changing event for me. Before, while visiting my mother-in-law, I would divert my eyes when passing […]