Fritz Goro

Apr 20, 1901 - Dec 14, 1986

Fritz Goro was the inventor of macrophotography and a photographer specializing in science, published in the Life magazine and Scientific American, after he started his career as a photojournalist in Germany.
Goro documented many major scientific breakthroughs, including pictures of the first plutonium ever produced, the first atomic-bomb test, the advent of microelectronics, the ruby laser, as well as photos of Ali Javan timing the frequency of light at M.I.T. laboratory.
Goro was described by the evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould as "the most influential photographer that science has ever known".
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