As part of the Royal Photographic Society’s inaugural Science Photographer of the Year competition, a stunning showcase of images will go on display at the Science Museum this October, celebrating the wonders of the scientific world, with everything from space to the human body.
You’ll be able to see the world through a scientific lens in a playful yet illuminating study of everyday materials, from the structure of soap bubbles to the crystallisation of Aperol (of “spritz” fame) and even the unexpected formations of face cream.
The exhibition will also shed light on some of the more serious questions for which we look to science for answers, through thought-provoking images exploring human health, environmental conservation and the protection of endangered wildlife.
Captured using a range of modern technologies – from digital telescopes and the latest medical imaging equipment to the everyday smartphone – the images showcase rare scientific phenomena as well as the science that affects our everyday lives.
The shortlist, decided by an expert panel of judges including the Science Museum’s Science Director, Roger Highfield, TV Presenter Dallas Campbell, Artist Zoe Laughlin and Medical Imaging Expert Catherine Draycott, was announced earlier today by the Royal Photographic Society.
The winning photographs will be unveiled at an event at the Science Museum in October to coincide with the launch of the exhibition.
Calmness of Eternity © Yevhen Samuchenko
Safety Corona © Richard Germain
Soap bubble structures © Kym Cox
Tribolium confusum. Confused flour beetle. © David Spears
Lovell Telescope Series 1C © Marge Bradshaw
NGC7000 North American Nebula © Dave Watson
Mapping1OxygenIbPEM © Yasmin Crawford
Super Moon Lunar Eclipse January 2019 © Mary Anne Chilton