May 16, 2007 – August 20, 2007
The architectural magnificence and heroism within the walls of Cleveland Clinic are elegantly captured in Two Views, a published book of photographs taken by artists Larry Fink and Andrew Moore.
The coffee table book comprised of color and black and white photographs was the inspiration of Toby Cosgrove, MD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. The book’s images depict a day in the life of Cleveland Clinic, from physicians, nurses and patients, to the construction and intricate architectural details that intersect the healing within.
“Everyday acts of compassion, life-saving heroism and humility take place within the vastness of our institution,” Dr. Cosgrove said. “With their photographs, Larry Fink and Andrew Moore have captured the energy and essence of Cleveland Clinic, its people, its buildings and vibrancy, in moving images that inspire.”
A select group of these photographs, curated by the Cleveland Clinic Art Program, were the subject of Two Views, an exhibition in Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus H Lobby, which ran May 16 through Aug. 20.
In 2005, Cleveland Clinic invited the two artists to witness its people, buildings and activities over the course of several seasons. Internationally known photographers Larry Fink and Andrew Moore were chosen for their outstanding abilities and contrasting temperaments. In accord with their individual inclinations, the artists pointed their cameras at different and sometimes overlapping subject matter. Larry Fink photographed people. Andrew Moore photographed places.
Dr. Cosgrove assured that no door at Cleveland Clinic would be closed to the two photographers – beginning with his own operating room, where until December 2006 he performed several surgeries a day.
Armed with unprecedented access, the two photographers roamed from rooftop to basement, street side to bedside, in quest of images. Chance and opportunity governed their choice of places and subjects. Designers Nesnadny+Schwartz surveyed all the photographs taken, and chose the best images for this book. While Two Views includes the world of medicine, art, science and architecture, it is not a comprehensive record, but rather an impressionistic overview of Cleveland Clinic at a moment in time, hard at work putting patients first.