Photography exhibition features Faces of Science

06/12/2013

Dr Marita Bradshaw

Geoscience Australia's Dr Marita
Bradshaw, a recognised leader in
Petroleum Geology, has become
one of the Faces of Science in a
new photography exhibition.
Photo credit: Michael John Hood.

A new portrait photography exhibition capturing the faces of 100 Australian scientists has opened in Canberra taking a contemporary snapshot of Canberra scientists who have made significant contributions to research in science, medicine and health.

The Faces of Science exhibition features the work of local Canberra photographer Michael John Hood who aimed to capture the essence of the people behind the science.

The exhibition was officially opened this week by Ms Robyn Archer AO, Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra who explained her own long-term interest in science. Ms Archer also acknowledged Geoscience Australia's participation in numerous ACT Centenary events, including the Agency's foyer display.

The exhibition includes the portraits of seven Geoscience Australia scientists who were chosen in recognition of their scientific leadership in their respective fields of research:

The collaborative project, where science meets art, was coordinated by CSIRO and made possible with the help of the Centenary of Canberra, the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian National University and Geoscience Australia.

The exhibition is on at the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Canberra with free entry until Wednesday 29 January 2014, after which date the exhibition will travel to museums and science centres around Australia. The images are also available for viewing online via Michael John Hood's website.