Enhancing My Medical Education Through Photography


John Moses is a primary care pediatrician and a documentary photographer based at Duke University. He has been using documentary photography to explore the intersection of social and medical issues for the last fifteen years. In this talk, Dr. Moses shared his photographs of adolescent parents in North Carolina (published in the book “The Youngest Parents”); portraits of pioneering primary care physicians (published in “Big Doctoring in America: Profiles in Primary Care”); and a current series of portraits of young gun crime victims. Dr. Moses teaches two courses at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies: “Medicine and the Vision of Documentary Photography” and “Children and the Experience of Illness” wherein children with chronic illness are paired up with student mentors and taught how to use a camera as a means of expression. http://www.dukeinnovation.org/.

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