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'Hidden Beauty' Reveals the Visual Beauty of Diseases

 - Jul 30, 2013
References: hiddenbeautyinmedicine & lostateminor
A new book of photography, titled 'Hidden Beauty,' explores the paradoxical beauty of disgusting diseases. Created by Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue and Norman Barker, both medical professors at Johns Hopkins's School of Medicine, this book reveals the inarguable beauty of diseases seen at a microscopic level.

'Hidden Beauty' features high-definition close-ups of every disease from cirrhosis of the liver, to Hepatitis B. While these diseases reveal themselves at an external level in gross symptoms, often involving pus and other excrement, when seen at a microscopic level, it's clear that these body-destroying microbes are visually stunning.

The photos contained in this series are colorfully abstract, looking almost like fantasy worlds; indeed, it's crazy to think that these gorgeous environments are floating around us every second of every day. It just goes to show that beauty arrives in the unlikeliest of places.