SARA HIBBERT / artist & photographer

Atlas, 2015

The first ever map of the back of the eye, ‘The Atlas of Opthalmology’, was hand-painted by Richard Liebreich in 1863.

What began as a research project became a filmic portrait of this beautiful piece of history.
With thanks to Richard Keeler at the Royal College of Ophthalmology for helping me access and document the original Atlas. 

Research images taken on slide film:

Film stills:


Install, curved screen with directional audio, 2015: