Competition fuses photography and science
Founded 30 years ago as a way to fuse the art of photography and
science, Nikon's Small World Photomicrography Competition has
attracted entries from across the globe--Estonia to Australia and
Edison, NJ to Cheney, WA. And now there is a touring exhibit of lasts
year's winning images. Enjoy this art under the microscope:
-- Until December 31, 2004 - Rochester Institute of Technology,
-- Until December 14, 2004 - Museum of Science and Industry,
-- Until December 5, 2004 - The Science Place, Dallas, TX.
-- December 29 to January 31, 2005 - John Conner Museum at Texas
A&M University, Kingsville, TX.
For the annual contest, the photomicrographic images must be taken
using a light microscope, but use of Nikon equipment is not required.
Any type of specimen and all techniques of light microscopy are
acceptable. The website also has a calendar of winning images
available for purchase.
The above image by Loes Modderman of Science Art, Nijmegen, The
Netherlands, is crystallized caustic soda (cleaning agent), Glauber's
salt, (multi-purpose chemical), and D76 (a photochemical). Magnified
40x under polarized light. It was the 20th place winner in the 2003
contest. (Nikon Microscopy U: www.microscopyu.com)