Photography exhibition features Faces of Science
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:
- Dr Marita Bradshaw - petroleum geology
- Jane Coram - groundwater science
- Professor Phil Cummins - seismology
- Dr John Dawson - satellite geodesy
- Dr Adam Lewis - Earth observation from satellites
- Dr Jane Sexton - natural hazard modelling
- Dr Lesley Wyborn - high performance computing for the geosciences
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.