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Longtime Enemies Art and Science Unite to Promote Vaccination

Longtime Enemies Art and Science Unite to Promote Vaccination

by The Daily Eye Team January 14 2015, 3:51 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 45 secs

Louis Pasteur, the father of the germ theory, probably didn’t pick up a paint brush in his spare time. And its unlikely Andy Warhol was very concerned about potential bacteria floating in the Campbell’s soup can. However, the Gates Foundation is now merging the disciplines of art and science in a fantastic campaign called The Art of Saving a Life, which promotes the necessity and importance of vaccinations. The campaign’s goal to raise awareness coincides with the foundation’s fundraising efforts, which underwrite the cost of these vaccinations in underprivileged areas around the world. Artists recruited to the campaign whose work will be showcased include photographers (Annie Leibovitz, Sebastião Salgado, Mary Ellen Mark); writers (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie); filmmakers (Luc Jacquet, director of the documentary “March of the Penguins”); and bands (Playing for Change). 

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