News Release: School of Medicine

Oct. 10,  2008

International Photographic Exhibit 'Inside Terrorism: The X-Ray Project' Coming to Emory

The Emory University School of Medicine Department of Radiology will host a photography exhibit 'Inside Terrorism: The X-Ray Project' Nov. 3-7, 2008.

The exhibit opens with a lecture by featured artist Diane Covert on Monday, Nov. 3, at 4:30 p.m., and will be followed by a reception. The weeklong exhibit and opening reception are free and open to the public. The event will be held in the lobby of the Emory School of Medicine building, 1648 Pierce Drive, Atlanta, Ga., 30322.

Covert uses X-rays and CT-scans as her medium to make figurative images and portraits. She notes that modern medicine draws not with the visible light spectrum that used in photography, but with electro-magnetic radiation - X-rays and CT scans -- and with this we can see inside the human body.

Covert says, "The X-rays and CT scans in this exhibit are new ways to make figurative images and portraits. These images represent both the desire to observe and describe reality with the most modern techniques available. All of these images are the by-products of terrorism, which is a war on a civilian population. Terrorists pack their bombs with common objects -- hex nuts, bolts, nails, watches -- all meant for peaceful, utilitarian purposes. By blasting them into human beings, they create the madness of our times."

This exhibit has traveled the country exposing the realities of terrorism on a civilian population through the use of X-ray and CT-scans from two of the largest hospitals in Jerusalem.

For more information about the event call 404-712-1160.


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