Alum and trustee snaps portraits of the world

President and CEO of WellStar Health System Robert A. Lipson uses his training as a medical doctor to heal the human body — and his passion as a photographer to nourish the human spirit.

Georgia (Sep 18, 2006) — President and CEO of WellStar Health System Robert A. Lipson uses his training as a medical doctor to heal the human body — and his passion as a photographer to nourish the human spirit.

An exhibit of his work‚ “A Portrait of the World: Photographs by Robert A. Lipson‚ M.D.‚” featuring vibrant‚ large−scale photographs‚ will be on display at the Sturgis Library Gallery Oct. 5−Nov. 9. Admission is free‚ and an opening reception will be held at the gallery Oct. 4‚ 7−9 p.m.

A graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine‚ Lipson earned his MBA from Kennesaw State in 1997 and now serves as a KSU trustee.

His love of photography began more than 35 years ago‚ when he strictly concentrated on black and white prints. In the 1980s‚ he turned his focus to color photography and‚ most recently‚ digital photography. He now enjoys using technology‚ such as computer−aided enrichment techniques and specialized printing processes‚ to enhance the vibrancy of his photographs.

“Technology has definitely influenced my work and taken my photographs and production to a different level‚” Lipson said. “When I first began‚ everything was manual — the camera‚ the development process. The arrival of digital cameras really connected two of my major interests: photography and technology. Today’s digital camera lets me still have creative freedom in developing the photo‚ and it gives my work a new sharpness‚ literally and figuratively.”

Lipson’s 48−piece exhibit features vivid color photographs of animals‚ landscapes‚ nature‚ people and objects. He strives to capture contrasting colors and unusual shapes in all of his images‚ and his photography is known for its sharpness and clarity.

“What continues to fascinate me about photography is that there’s never just one way or just one angle to capture a subject‚” he said. “It’s limitless‚ really. That option of infinite perspective is both an inspiration and challenge.”

For more information about the exhibit‚ call 770−499−3223 or visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts.

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