Photographer Max Aguilera-Hellweg Goes Inside the Human Body

Studio 360

Portrait photographer and photojournalist Max Aguilera-Hellweg has documented the magnetic realm of the operating-room in his book, The Sacred Heart: An Atlas of the Body Seen Through Invasive Surgery, and the experience led him to change his life. Kurt Andersen talks with him about his extraordinary, beautiful, and sometimes disturbing images, and about the blurred boundaries between art and medicine.