If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.
Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives
An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
Developing Zebrafish Fin
Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)
Photographer and painter Santiago Betancur Z explores the intersection between science and abstract art in his photographic studies of bubbles, as well as producing life-size figure painting. In his photographs and video recordings, Betancur Z captures imagery of soap bubbles against dark backgrounds, showcasing the random kaleidoscopic color and light effects produced by the delicate spheres, and the chance allusions that occur in their surfaces, such as in Scream (2013), whose ghostly forms recall Edvard Munch’s.