The Steel, Glass, and Shadows of L.A.’s Cedar-Sinai

Doctor Roger Lerner Has Taken Thousands of Photographs of the Hospital He Has Known Since the Late 1970s


Dr. Roger Lerner has taken thousands of photographs of buildings. Through the lens of his camera, structures made of steel, glass, and concrete are transformed into studies of line, shape, and reflection. In one photo, light streams through a window to create a geometric pattern of shadows across a gleaming white floor.

Surprisingly, these lovely images were taken on the grounds of a hospital—a place not often associated with beauty or peace.

“It’s much more than 30 acres of buildings,” says Lerner of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he has snapped …

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