International Images for Science 2011

  • Quantum Dot Horizon

    by Hans U Danzebrink

  • Culture Plates

    by Norm Barker

  • Lightning Strike with Secondar-1

    by Kent Wood

Micro-organisms and minerals, natural phenomena, and the everyday object seen in a new way - these images may show the unfamiliar but they are unquestionably fascinating and beautiful, combining both the art and science of photography.

Scientific photographers, researchers, engineers, technologists and scientists from all over the world were invited to submit images to the 2011 International Images for Science Exhibition and entries came from countries as far apart as USA, Australia, Norway and South Africa. 50 images were selected to form The Society’s first exhibition of scientific and applied photography since 1974.

Established in 2011 by Dr Afzal Ansary ASIS FRPS, to highlight The Society's commitment to scientific photography, the International Images for Science Exhibition serves as a showcase for the vast range of applications of photography within modern-day science. From images of human chromosomes and the symmetry of a snow crystal to x-rays illustrating the distortion of a human foot in a stiletto shoe, these images will awaken you to a world of scientific imagery.


View the selected exhibition


2011 Selection Panel:

Dr Afzal Ansary ASIS FRPS, Medical & Scientific Consultant (Exhibition Co-ordinator & Chairman of Selectors)
Dr John Brackenbury ASIS FRPS, Scientific Photographer & University Lecturer
Catherine Draycott, Head of Wellcome Images, Wellcome Trust
Gary Evans ASIS FRPS, Manager Scientific Relations, Science Photo Library
Professor Ralph Jacobson ASIS Hon FRPS, Emeritus Professor of Imaging Science, University of Westminster


The Society would like to thank the following organisations for sponsoring the exhibition:

The British Institute of Professional Photography
Science Photo Library
The Wellcome Trust
Creativity Backgrounds
Towergate Camerasure
Loxley Colour Lab
Paul Graham Imaging Specialists


An A5 exhibition catalogue is available featuring all selected images and full image captions (£3 plus P&P). Purchase in the online shop.

For enquiries contact: Exhibitions Department

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