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Visualize This

ID Number: 27397
Maker: Vincent Gagliostro; Nancy Burson
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1991
Place Made: United States: New York, New York
Measurements: 45 cm x 73.5 cm; 17 11/16 in x 28 15/16 in
Main Subject: HIV/AIDS
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Visualize This. The image on the right is a normal T-cell which defends the immune system from infection. The image of the left is an HIV infected T-cell. Nancy Burson in collaboration with Kunio Nagashima, Program Resources Inc./DynCorp at the National Cancer Institute-Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center © copyright 1991. Both images were taken with the S-4000 Scanning Electron Microscope courtesy of Hitachi Scientific Instruments. Art Direction by Vincent Gagliostro. Made possible by a grant from Creative Time Inc.

Acquisition Number: 1991-053

NY photographer Nancy Burson collaborated with scientist Kunio Nagashima, to image the cells on a microscope the size of a room. She and her friends plastered a NY neighborhood with hundreds of the posters. Her intention was to give HIV-infected people an image of a healthy cell. With a mental picture, they might be able to begin healing themselves. For more details:

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

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