Lens — On Aesthetic Distance and Empathy

C. Alessandra Colaianni, M.D., The New England Journal of Medicine, January 20, 2022

Photographer Graciela Iturbide captures death and suffering, using her camera to protect herself emotionally from the painful events she witnesses. What can a young surgeon learn from her about aesthetic distance and empathy in medicine?




This is an enlightening article written for the New England Journal of Medicine, and while we cannot re-post it here you can instead read it by creating a free account on the linked webpage. It is very interesting to see a scientific / medical point of view on the work of Graciela Iturbide, and we highly recommend it.

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