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Selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 16 inches by 20 inches
By David Teplica, M.D.
Dr. David Teplica, a 1985 DMS graduate, is a noted plastic surgeon in Chicago and a photographic artist whose work has been shown all around the world—including in a 1999 solo exhibition at the Wellcome Trust in London. He often trains his lens on twins, as in the image above—which was one of the works in the Wellcome Trust show. It depicts a set of twins who asked Teplica to photograph them intertwined as they would have been when they were in the womb, a position they'd never had cause to recreate. Twins make ideal models because "they are very comfortable with each other," Teplica told BBC in 1999.
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