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‘Clotted’ by Eli Moore reveals microscopic details of red blood cells in a clot, and was the winning entry in the 2018 UniSA Images of Research competition. UniSA

Seven beautiful images that share new stories of science

Images taken out of a research context and shared with the public offer a way to connect scientists with the broader world – and vice versa. These photos are stunning examples.
Research that explores resettlement issues from refugee women’s perspectives are needed to inform settlement policy and programs effectively. Author provided

How a photo research project gives refugee women a voice in resettlement policy

Refugee women's voices are often left out of resettlement policy. A participatory research method called photovoice helps uncover resettlement issues from their perspectives.
A 1928 cigarette card classifying an ‘Egyptian beauty’: these cards depicted women as exotic creatures, a trend that can still be seen at beauty contests today. Author provided

Classifying ‘national types of beauty’: from cigarette cards to Miss Universe

Collectable cigarette cards once depicted 'exotic' beauties, classified by the colonial eye. And today's beauty contests still present women as exotic representatives of their nation.
Exhibition installation view of Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 27 Oct 2017 – 18 Feb 2018. All artworks © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. Photo: AGNSW, Christopher Snee

Friday essay: Mapplethorpe and me

The distinctive visual style of Robert Mapplethorpe’s beautiful, oversized images seems now more classical than shocking. But he can still reveal the subconscious of an era we think we have outgrown.
A photo entitled “Apprehension” is part of the Still Here project at the University of British Columbia’s Men’s Health Research Program. The project uses photos to engage gay and bisexual men who have previously struggled with suicide.

Why do so many gay and bisexual men die from suicide?

Pride Month: It's time to talk about the shockingly high rate of suicide among gay and bisexual men. Photos and stories in the Still Here project document the complex reasons.

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