Sex and Death, by Richard Avedon

With all due respect to Science Daily, Nature, the GRL, and countless other ultra-serious scientific journals, the most interesting thinking in the world of science journalism right now seems to be happening in blogs such as Bioephemera, which looks at the intersection of art and science.

Here's an example, from the great photographer Richard Avedon, part of a series he did in l995 for The New Yorker (though it's unclear if it was ever published). It's labeled a "photo editorial," and that seems about right…mortality in these pictures seems unable to resist beauty, and beauty isn't a bit surprised, and doesn't that make a lot of sense?

Here's the whole series, courtesy of Bioephemera….via a fashion site called Haute Macabre.

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