Berenice Abbott, 1921. Photographer: Man Ray. “Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium,” Abbott said, “it has to walk alone; it has to be itself.” She believed that ”ours is a scientific age“ and, therefore, photographing science became an ”immense subject“ for two decades, despite the fact that she had no scientific background. She invented ”ways to visualize scientific phenomena such as gravity, kinetic energy, and electricity.“