February 10 – October 28, 2018
Krehbiel Gallery, Regenstein Center
Paul Lange’s Big Blooms—Orchids, Trailblazers, and Visionaries is an exhibition of large-scale flower photographs of unusual orchids centered around the recognition of and tribute to groundbreaking women scientists. The photographs pose the question, “How many women in science can you name?” Fine arts photographer Paul Lange chose to honor women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with this new series of Big Blooms, photographed specifically for this exhibition. Each fantastic, colorful, and unique orchid photograph is accompanied by a short biography about the scientist who provided the inspiration. The biography highlights her contributions and advancements that have become the stepping stones and standards of modern science today. Twenty Big Blooms orchids tell the story of 20 pioneering women in STEM from the mid-1700s to present day.