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Images from Science Exhibition Opens in Chicago Jan. 24
Who says science canít be scenic? Remarkable images observed from inside observatories and laboratories is featured during an eye-catching exhibition produced by Rochester Institute of Technology, recognized nationally as a leader in photographic education.
Images from Science opens at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago on Friday, Jan. 24. This is the first opening for this traveling exhibition since it debuted at RITís upstate New York campus last October. The show is scheduled to run through April 7.
The international exhibition features 58 photographs representing various scientific disciplines including astronomy, biology, engineering, geology, medicine, oceanography and physics. These images were selected for this collection on the basis of their aesthetics, visual impact and scientific content.
Images from Science is the brainchild of Michael Peres and Andrew Davidhazy, professors at RITís School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. The faculty members relied solely on the power of the Internet to create this showcase. Invitations to potential exhibitors were distributed through various cyber channels, such as news groups, chat lines and electronic bulletin boards. Judging of the nearly 300 entries, submitted by photographers and scientists in 15 countries, was also accomplished online.
To accompany the display, the Cary Graphic Arts Press, the publishing arm of RITís Cary Graphic Arts Collection, has produced a full-color catalog. The publication features an introduction by David Malin, world-renowned astronomical photographer from the Anglo-Australian Observatory. The catalog can be purchased online at http://wally.rit.edu/cary/carypress.html.
The Nature Museum, located at 2430 N. Canon Dr. in Chicago, strives to expand the publicís knowledge of nature and environmental science. It offers nationally recognized, cutting-edge programming in the museum, online and through various outreach programs.
For more information on Images from Science, call RITís School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, (585) 475-2863, or visit the Web at http://images.rit.edu.