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Bruce Silverstein, MD’75

Posted by on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 in Fall 2022, In My Life .

Bruce Silverstein, MD’75 Postgraduate training in medicine and gastroenterology at the University of Utah and University of Washington. Full-time faculty professor at the University of Washington where he helps run the medical school curriculum. Started photography in college and medical school, often shooting for national magazines and NBC; assignments paid his medical school tuition. Ran a film/video production company for 35 years. Favorite places to travel are the Arctic and Antarctic — polar bears and penguins are favorite animals. Enjoys Africa, especially Namibia and the big cats.

“I often get asked why I photograph wildlife. My answer is simple: It teaches me a lot about myself and the world around me. Watching the interaction between a mother with its newborn is as pure as love gets. Understanding behavior within herds, troops, packs and prides explains a lot about human relationships. Just being out in nature with wildlife allows me to reflect and relax. Much of photography is observation. Observing animals is my portal on life.”

Photos by bruce silverstein, MD