Science Photography from Fritz Goro

June 8th, 2013 | Brain, Robot, Space

Fritz Goro Heart

Blood circulating through a heart, 1948.

Fritz Goro was a German-born photographer known by many to be the most influential science photographer the world has ever seen.  He was born in Bremen, Germany and studied at the Bauhaus school of sculpture and design.  In 1933, Goro and his family fled Nazi Germany for the United States and they never looked back.  For over 40 years, he captured incredibly influential science photos working for LIFE magazine and Scientific American.

Seen here is just a sample of the timeless images Mr. Goro was able to capture during his career.

Electronics Fritz Goro

 Electronics, 1961.

Matter Experiment Fritz Goro

Burning a candle in a sealed flask of oxygen on a balance shows that matter can not be destroyed, 1949.

Fetus Fritz Goro

Fetus in an artificial womb, 1965

Monkey Visual Experiment Fritz Goro

An anesthetized monkey has its brain activity monitored, 1971.

Leaf-Cutter Ant Fritz Goro

A leaf-cutter ant carries away rose fragments, 1947.

Quartz and Frog Organs Fritz Goro

A scientist uses a quartz rod as a light conductor to observe a frog’s organs, 1948.

Lab Equipment Fritz Goro

Shipboard laboratory equipment used for measuring sea water to detect any traces of radioactivity after an atomic bomb test in Bikini lagoon, 1946.

Cow Fetuses Fritz Goro

A pair of 90-day-old cow fetuses clearly visible inside an amniotic sac, 1965.

Skeleton Fritz Goro

Plastic skeleton showing spots of body most likely to be affected by radioactive fall-out, 1961.

Find more science photography from Fitz Goro at Life Magazine.


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