Jan 01, 2011

Michael Benson made his portraits of the sun, planets and their moons in collaboration with NASA and the European Space Agency: His images are composed of hundreds of files created by these agencies since the year 1977, which he assembles and modifies in collaborations with scientists, to respect the geographic reality of the planets. "Benson's project is an elegant fusion of art and science. IN this paradoxical process, science informs the creation of the image as the image informs science.