Your Most Stunning Photographs of Disease, Please.
October 20, 2009 6:28 AM Subscribe
I'm compiling a set of 30-40 photographs related to any and all aspects of disease for a high school visual literacy project. The students are high school juniors who are struggling with literacy and writing. I'd love your suggestions for compelling, diverse, and striking images and sites that have collections of same.
posted by foxy_hedgehog to Society & Culture (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The theme is deliberately open-ended, and can include images from medical and scientific history as well as depictions of illnesses, medical epidemics, and attempts to treat and cope with disease. This could include everything from Sebastiao Salgado's photographs of the distribution of the polio vaccine in India and Africa
to the (in)famous Benneton "Pieta" photograph
. The goal is to find images that provoke thought, convey information, and tell stories.
I need to include background information on the photos (such as context, description, photographer, title, date, and any copyright information) so any suggestions that have this would be very helpful.
Many thanks for your thoughts and suggestions!