Nicole Berry’s Women in Science is a creative body of work that uses the practice of portrait photography to expose how social prejudices influence the way we perceive who and what is a scientist in our world.
Women in Science addresses, through the practice of portraiture, what a scientist looks like, sounds like, and how they act and behave.
Berry marries the traditional form of the portrait with a smart and contemporary critique of female empowerment in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines. What Berry achieves is a pictorial genealogy of real scientists as they are - in this case real people with real stories, who can sit for portraits, who can speak with a singular voice, and who also happen to be inspiring women in science. Ultimately, Berry’s work asks us to see ourselves in them.
Women in Science is an exhibition in partnership with NCEAS (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis), The Squire Foundation, and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation.