Johns Hopkins Magazine -- February 2000
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Illustrator Charles Beyl lives in Mountville, Pennsylvania. He can be reached via e-mail at:
Photographer Mike Ciesielski ("Lighting the Heart of Darkness") lives and works in Baltimore. He can be reached at his studio by calling 410/235-8274.
Cover illustrator Bob Conge is based in Wayland, New York. He can be reached by calling 716/728-3424.
Photographer Bill Denison ("Zen Maestro") lives in Towson, Maryland. He can be reached at 410/823-0001.
Professor George Fisher (author of "Finding Common Ground") lives in Sykesville, Maryland. He has served on the faculty of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Hopkins since 1966. Contact him via e-mail at:
Student intern Barbara Kiviat '01 can be reached via e-mail:
Photographer Jay Van Rensselaer heads up the Homewood Photo Lab. He can be reached by calling 410/ 516-5332.
Illustrator Stefano Vitale ("Finding Common Ground") is based in New York. He can be reached by telephone at 516/922-7130.
Photographer Keith Weller is based in Columbia, Maryland. He can be reached via e-mail at:
Illustrator James Yang is based in New York. Visit his website at:

In the presence of great passion
After a day spent shooting Gustav Meier in the classroom (
"Zen Maestro"), Baltimore photographer Bill Denison knows why conducting students travel from around the world to study with the Peabody Maestro. "It was an honor to be there," says Denison. "I was trying to capture the spontaneity of the interaction and the ephemeral essence of how they related and how the Maestro teaches. I saw a lot of nurturing, and a lot of respect, on both sides. When I'm in the presence of someone who is that free with their passion and energy, I find it very uplifting."
TV producers at work
As a contract photographer for the Hopkins Medical Institutions, freelancer Keith Weller knows his way around Hopkins Hospital. That's why he seemed the natural choice to photograph ABC crews at work (
"Made for Prime Time"), during the three-month stint they spent filming for an upcoming TV special about the hospital. "They were very cognizant of their special privilege in documenting Hopkins," says Weller, "and very sensitive to patients."