Sunday, July 26, 2009

Stanley Burns - Medical and Memorial Photography

Stanley Burns is an ophthalmologist who has been collecting photographs for so long that he has amassed over 700,000 images. His particular interests include, as he puts it, images of the "dark side of life - Death, Disease, Disaster, Mayhem, Crime, Racism, Revolution, Riots, War." From the collection have emerged thirteen books including Masterpieces of Medical Photography (Twelvetrees Press, 1987), Sleeping Beauty (Twelvetree Press, 1990), Sleeping Beauty 2 (Burns Archive Press, 2002), and two recent books with powerHouse Books--Deadly Intent, 2008, and News Art, 2009.

At this point, the collection has been turned into an archive and is available as stock photography, reference and research.

5.75 x 8.5 inches, card stock

5.5 x 3.5 inches, postcard

6 x 4 inches, postcard

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