The Uplifted photography project captures the joy of science and medicine

Artist Kentaro Yamada wanted to contribute something positive to the world, so he created The Uplifted photography project. The series highlights “joy, accomplishment and success” through portraits of leaders and visionaries levitating objects that represent their life’s work.

Several UChicago physicians and researchers are among the first 100 subjects captured for the project, and in this video we go behind the scenes as Kentaro photographs neuroscientists Sliman Bensmaia and Nicho Hatsopoulos, and biologist Marcus Kronforst.

Photos from The Uplifted will be on display on the bridge between Bernard A. Mitchell Hospital and the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine until the end of May. You can also see more of Kentaro’s work at, and on Facebook and Instagram.

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Matt Wood is a senior science writer and manager of communications at the University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences Division.
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