Pioneer in Holography Dr. Bert Myers Has Passed

by | Jul 1, 2021 | ASMP Legends, Current News

Louisiana-based fine arts photographer and ASMP Life Member Dr. Bert Myers passed on June 6, 2021.

Dr. Bert Myers had a lifelong interest in fine art photography, and studied with Eugene Delcroix, Ansel Adams, and Michael A. Smith. He was one of the pioneers in holography, and made many 3-D images of medical subjects, trying to develop the technique as a medical teaching tool. After retirement from medicine, he became a full­ time fine art photographer, specializing in images made from X-rays and high contrast derivations from conventional images.

He published two books about art. The first was “Festival of Fins 2000,” a documentation of a public art display in New Orleans, and the second was “The Inner Beauty of Nature-X-RAY Photography,” the first book written about X-ray art, which included both history and technique. Shows of his art were held in New Orleans and Baton Rouge in Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, as well as Pittsburgh, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Portland, and internationally in Scotland, England, France, and Hungary. His work is in private collections worldwide. He taught photography at the Jewish Community Center, Tulane University, the free University of New Orleans, and the PEOPLE program in New Orleans.

Prior to his full time work in photography, Dr. Myers worked full time in medicine after graduating first in his class from the Tulane University School of Medicine in 1951`. He completed an internship and residency in General Surgery at Touro Infirmary, and served two years as Staff Surgeon in the United States Public Health Service. He was in the private practice of surgery in New Orleans for 11 years, then became Professor of Surgery at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and worked for 33 years as Staff Surgeon at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in New Orleans.