Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fritz Goro's Photos: The Art of Science (photostream)

Stephen Jay Gould once said that LIFE photographer Fritz Goro, who died in 1986, was "the most influential photographer that science journalism (and science in general) has ever known." has posted a gallery of his truly wonderful photos.

In the photo above Edwin Land, the president and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, demonstrates his company's "60-second film" in 1963. By allowing photographers to see (almost) immediately what they had shot, Polaroid revolutionized photography and foreshadowed the advent of digital photography and its emphasis on instant gratification.

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