Windows no. 3 – self portrait

Hand woven tapestry

The x-ray was accidentally invented in 1895 by German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. The ability to see inside the body extended the scope of understanding of the internal workings of the physical body. It also provided a unique perspective on the human race; inside we are all constructed the same way.

When looking at x-rays, it is not obvious the race, sexual orientation or personality of the subject – our biological make-up is more similar than not. We really are equal in the eyes of nature. There is less judgement on whether the subject conforms to society’s expectations.

Emerging category

by Michelle Driver HIGHLY COMMENDED