Science: Photography’s Influence on Science and Medicine – presented by Houston Center for Photography

1919_eclipse_neg_posHOUSTON – Houston Center for Photography presents two intriguing exhibitions exploring the field of science and medicine. Science: Photography’s Influence on Science and Medicine and Picture This! opens on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:00pm (artist talks begin at 6:00pm) at the HCP Gallery located on 1441 W. Alabama. Both exhibitions remain on view November 7 – January 4, 2014. Join HCP in examining a collection of photography that explores the visual depiction of the advances of science and the treatment of cancer right here in our city.

Science: Photography’s Influence on Science and Medicine

In November, HCP will present an exhibition examining the role of photography in science organized by HCP’s curator Libbie Masterson. Masterson will organize the exhibition around some of the ways in which science and medicine have benefitted from photography, and how photography has actually influenced their progress. The exhibition will reference 19th century photography while presenting work by contemporary photographers, scientists, and Medical doctors, as well as a large installation by French artists René Sultra and Maria Barthélémy, involving LED woven fabric and optical scanners. In December, we will welcome as a guest speaker Dr. Eric Fossum, the engineer formerly with JPL, who developed the CMOS sensor and technology used in the PillCam.


Picture This!

Picture This! is an exhibition of work created by participants in HCP’s Outreach Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology and Texas Children’s Renal Centers. A selection of this artwork has been part of the Making A Mark exhibition, an exhibition of art by children with cancer and blood disorders, presented by the Periwinkle Foundation. Houston Center for Photography’s PictureThis! outreach program is a collaborative program with Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center, and The Renal Center’s Quality of Life Program, where HCP instructors work with over 500 patients, their siblings, and other family members each year. This photography-based arts program started in 2002 enabling the young patients to focus on healthy, youthful aspects of their lives by allowing them to look at their surroundings through a different perspective. In 2012, the program expanded allowing us to work on long-term projects with children in their rooms in addition to the projects we create with children in the out-patient areas.

About the Houston Center for Photography
Connecting People with Photography

HCP’s mission is to increase society’s understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture. HCP strives to encourage artists, build audiences, stimulate dialogue, and promote inquiry about photography and related media through education, exhibitions, publications, fellowship programs, and community collaboration. HCP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving as a resource to its members and the community with programs that have regional and national impact.

Houston Center for Photography is supported by The Houston Endowment; City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; The Brown Foundation; The Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Meyer Levy Charitable Foundation; Simmons Foundation; Julie and Drew Alexander; Patricia J. Eifel and Jim Belli; Artists’ Framing Resource; Larson-Juhl; Antonio Manega, Gazer Design; JBD Foundation; Joe Aker; Deborah Bay and Edgar Browning; The John M. O’Quinn Foundation; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Poppi Massey; Howard Greenberg Gallery; Cemo Family Foundation; John D. Chaney; Barbara and Geoffrey Koslov; Art Colony Association; Frazier King; Gardere, Wynne, Sewell LLP; Celia and Jay Munisteri; Joan and Stanford Alexander; Charles Butt; Joan Morgenstern; Burt Nelson; Jereann Chaney; James E. Maloney; Sue and Bob Schwartz; Bob Gomel; Mid America Arts Alliance; The Joan Hohlt and Roger Wich Foundation; The Wortham Foundation, Inc.; Texas Commission on the Arts; Dornith Doherty; Jessica Todd Harper; Kathryn and Tim Lee; Whole Foods Market; Susan and Patrick Cook; Elizabeth and David Anders; Howard Hilliard and Betty Pecore; Renate Aller; Ballard Exploration Company Inc.; Lillian H. & C.W. Duncan Foundation; Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc.; Wendy and Mavis Kelsey, Jr.; Stuart C. Nelson FS; Amegy Bank; Catherine Couturier Gallery; Andy Freeberg; Mariquita Masterson; Muffy and Alexander K. McLanahan; Dixie Messner; Rocky Schenck; Mickey and Mike Marvins; Nena D. Marsh; Tatiana and Craig Massey; Brad Temkin; Lauren Marsolier; Rebecca Roof; Jim Dow; Natan Dvir; Sally and John Hopper; Joel Lederer; The GE Foundation; Rubi Lebovitch; Thomas Damsgaard; Cara and Jorge Barer; Keliy Anderson-Staley; Krista and Mike Dumas; Sherry and James Kempner; James R. Fisher; Aker Imaging; Kevin E. Bassler; Cameron International Corporation; Houston Camera Exchange; Jerry Reed; Robertson-Finley Foundation; Jeremy Underwood; QUE Imaging; Frank Sherwood White; John C. Lewis; Mike Stude; Bevin and Dan Dubrowski; Vadim Gushchin; Dodie Otey and Richard S. Jackson; Bob Gulley; Azita Panahpour; Bryan Schutmaat; Paul Smead; Eddie Allen and Chinhui Juhn; Gay Block; Stanford L. Dow; Martin Elkort; Kathleen Schmeler; Susan and Steve Solcher; Scott R. Sparvero; Tamara Staples; The Beth Block Foundation; Louis Vest; William Winkler; Eric Faust; Keith Carter; Libbie J. Masterson; ExxonMobil Foundation; Christopher Ashby; Janet and Roger Durand; Kelly and Norman Bering; Laura and Tom Bacon; Donna J. Wan; Corey Arnold; Carolyn Brown; Caleb Charland; Wyatt Gallery; Judy Haberl; Henry Horenstein; Manjari Sharma; Priscilla A. Kanady; Marisa Cigarroa Heymach; John H. Duncan, Jr.; Wallace Wilson; Anne Tucker; Marcia Patrick; Shelley Calton; Randy and Laurie Allen; Susan Burnstein; Michael Crouser; Joe Levit Family Foundation; Robert L. Gerry, III; Molly Hipp and Ford Hubbard, III; Leslie and Mark Hull, Fan and Peter Morris; J. Andrew Nairn; Dee Ann Pederson; Betsy and Charles Powell; Del Zogg.

HCP is located at 1441 West Alabama in the Museum District of Houston. Hours: Wednesday–Thursday, 11 am–9 pm; Friday, 11 am–5 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 11 am–7 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. For more information, please call 713.529.4755 or visit

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