Then/Now photo gallery

Hutch Magazine

Then/Now photo gallery

Fred Hutch photographer Robert Hood melds the present and past with images inspired by one of his favorite websites,, which asks users to “take a picture of a picture from the past in the present.” The defining quality of a photograph, he notes, is to fix a moment in time. But as time marches on, a photo can take on a different meaning as we view it through the lens of memory, experience — and by knowing how things turned out. “Then/Now” photos highlight change and how we can build on the past, both the triumphs and the disappointments, to rise even higher.

Dr. Hal Weintraub

Dr. Hal Weintraub works with a pipette under the hood of the third floor tissue culture lab in the early 1990s, in the building that would later bear his name.

Photos by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service

Listwin Courtyard

A worker forms the cement foundation for the Fred Hutch time capsule in the Listwin Courtyard between the Hutchinson and Weintraub buildings on June 1, 1993.

The "Vessel" sculpture was damaged during a powerful windstorm on Oct. 18, 2007. It is seen in both photos from the top-floor conference room in the Arnold building.

Dottie Thomas

Dottie Thomas attends the Nov. 3. 2012 memorial at Fred Hutch for her husband, Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, along with (left to right) Dr. Rainer Storb, Travis Gallatin and Aleana Waite.

Weintraub and Hutchinson buildings

Phase 1 construction of the Fred Hutch Weintraub and Hutchinson buildings began in the ealry 1990s. The current view from Eastlake Ave. is mostly obscured by mature trees.

Nobel laureates

The Hutch's three Nobel laureates, Drs. Linda Buck, Lee Hartwell and E. Donnall Thomas, pose in front of the waterfall in the courtyard between the Thomas and Weintraub buildings on Oct. 4, 2004. The courtyard is similar now, but the vegetation has grown considerably in the 11 years since the photo was made.

Ansel Adams

While world famous photographer Ansel Adams never visited the Fred Hutch campus, some of his photographs hang in the Arnold building main entrance as part of a world-class collection of 20th century photography donated by the family of the late Frederick S. Kullman, a former Hutch patient.