In November, 2018, Alterwitz presented the series SUPERPOWERS: The Healing Powers of Thermography at Mayo Clinic’s Medicine in Humanities Symposium. In this project, pediatric patients participated in a thermal photography session for 20 minutes. After their play session, Alterwitz captured high resolution thermal portraits of each child. Thanks to Project Imagine in helping to facilitate this project.
Pediatric patients participated in a thermal photography session for 20 minutes learning all about art and science, the transfer of heat and all the crazy things a thermal camera reveals that the naked eye just can’t see. After their photography session, Alterwitz took a high resolution thermal portrait of each child, which comprised the work for the series “SUPERPOWERS: THE HEALING POWERS OF THERMOGRAPHY.”
Pediatric patient using a thermal camera, participating in the art project SUPERPOWERS: THE HEALING POWERS OF THERMOGRAPHY.
Thermal photographs taken by pediatric patients
“Jaelyne” from the series SUPERPOWERS
“Roxanna” from the series SUPERPOWERS
“Madaslyn” from the series SUPERPOWERS
“Jaelyne’s Hand” from the series SUPERPOWERS