Images from Science 2 Overview
An Exhibition of Scientific Photography

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

Rochester Institute of Technology


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Project History

During the summer of 2001, the idea to produce an exhibition that featured images of scientific photography was suggested. The goal of that exhibition was to showcase work produced by photographer/scientists who worked mostly out of sight of the general public. At the time, digital photography was rapidly displacing film technology as the major imaging technology used in science and the Internet had become - seemingly overnight – the principal communications tool for many. Additionally Professors Davidhazy and Peres were both personally interested in explorations of the interface of the arts and sciences and they were aware of several initiatives such as the Nikon Small World exhibition where science images were being shown principally for aesthetic reasons. Starting only with their idea, they proceeded to create the exhibition using experimental methods to overcome the obstacles they encountered along way. After 18 months which included the production of a 4-color catalogue, The Images from Science exhibition opened in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences Gallery at the Rochester Institute of Technology October 12, 2002. It was displayed at RIT until December 1st of that same year. Following that opening, the Exhibition was displayed in 23 other venues spanning 5 countries and 10 states here in the US. In June of 2008, the show was retired. Below is the complete list of where the Images from Science exhibition was displayed during that time.

Peggy Notebart Nature Museum
Chicago, Illinois USA

Allen Chapman Gallery
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma USA

RIT Inn & Conference Center
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York USA

SPIE Conference
San Diego, California USA

Arizona Health Sciences Library
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona USA

Lennart Nilsson Conference
Karolinska Institute
Stockholm, Sweden

New York Hall of Science
Brooklyn, New York USA

Academic Medical Centre
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Discovery Science & Technology Center of Bethlehem
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania USA

Johnson & Johnson world headquarters
New Brunswick, New Jersey USA

Rijnstaete Hospital,
Arnhem, Netherlands

Academical Hospital Groningen
Rijks University
Groningen (RUG), Netherlands

Gahlberg Gallery
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, Illinois USA

Swedish National Medical Fair
Gothenberg, Sweden

Karolinska Institute- Astra Pharmacueticals
Stockholm, Sweden

Biological Sciences Building
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts USA

European Conference on Visual Perception,
A Coruña, Spain

University of Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
The Medical Center Library Gallery
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Tower Gallery
Bausch & Lomb World Headquarters Gallery
Rochester, New York USA

Academia Film Olomouc
Univerzita Palackeho at Olomouci
Olomouc, Czech Republic