International Images for Science 2013

  • Dimedone Cyclomethone 55Dimethyl1 3Cyclohexanedione 1972

    by David Malin FRPS

  • Trifid Nebula 1997-2002

    by Robert Gendler

  • Weevil Found on Front Porch Doormat 2012

    by Daniel Kariko

Showcasing an extraordinary variety of scientific photography, the exhibition explores worlds we can only imagine, or that are used as tools in everyday life in medicine, engineering and other related fields. These images will inform, question and inspire.

The exhibition was selected by an expert panel of scientific photographers and scientists from entries submitted by members and non-members worldwide. The final 100 images include photographs made by scientists for their research, as well as photographs made by scientific photographers to record science. Together they represent many, but still only a small fraction of applications of diverse photographic techniques currently in use.

These incredible images range from far-away galaxies to subatomic particles, using specialist imaging techniques such as ultraviolet (UV), infrared (IR), time lapse and high speed, electron microscopy, thermography, macro and photomicrography, phase contrast microscopy and schlieren photography.


“This exhibition is a stunning, colourful, visual feast. What is particularly exciting is that the images highlight the crucial role that photography continues to play in modern science, illustrating the work of scientists and as an essential research tool. This year’s exhibition is outstanding in the breadth of subjects and the quality of work shown”. Dr Afzal Ansary ASIS FRPS, 2013 Exhibition Co-ordinator


An A4 exhibition catalogue is available featuring all selected images and full image captions (£5 plus P&P). Purchase in the online shop.

The International Images for Science Exhibition 2013 is in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

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


The IISE is a free competition open to both members and non-members of all ages, including school and college students. Opportunities available to enter your work will be listed on our competitions section.

For further details contact: Exhibitions Department

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Images for Science

Journal Feature on the Images for Science Exhibition

From October 2013 The RPS Journal

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