I love clever photographers. Max Alexander falls firmly into that category, given his brilliant collection of photographs he took of UK astronomers as part of the IYA. As he put it:
I chose to portray astronomers as individuals, rather than astronomy as a subject, in order to personalize the contributions to society. [...] Almost every picture has a story behind it, either because of the relevance and personality of the scientist, or because of the context of the situation.
Why? Because of the astronomy inside joke of her holding a staticky television. Read the info for that photo to see why.
Tip o' the lens cap to my bud Amanda Bauer, aka astropixie.