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The photography school at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) will exhibit the winners of its much-anticipated “Images from Science 2008” contest starting October 11 in the third floor gallery of the Frank E. Gannett Building on the school’s Rochester (NY) campus. If you can’t make it to RIT for these mind-boggling images of macroscopic octopi and particles 300 times smaller than a human hair, keep reading to learn how to obtain the exhibition’s full-color catalog.

With photographs from disciplines as diverse as astronomy, biology, engineering, medicine, oceanography, and nanotechnology, the show is the second such from RIT, and is sponsored by Adobe, Durst, and Zeiss. The first show, “Images from Science 2002” is still traveling internationally, and Andrew Davidhazy, RIT photo department chair, attributes its “far-reaching success to stunning photographs that depict life as it’s seldom seen by the general public.”

The hundreds of images submitted for the 2008 contest came from professional photographers, scientists, and research and medical institutions from around the world. Organizers ultimately chose 63 winning photos, spanning imaging technologies such as conventional macro and high-speed action-stopping photography, as well as radiography, and more obscure methods such as scanning tunneling microscopy.

The “Images from Science 2008” exhibition will run for approximately three weeks, but if you can’t make it up to Rochester, get its catalog from the publisher by clicking here.
_—Peter Kolonia
Senior Editor

Photo at left above:_
Double Blast, 2002
This Color Schlieren 35mm transparency by Harald Kleine shows two spherical blast waves interacting in mid-air.

Photo at right above:
Aesthetic Imperfections, 2008
Made by Hans U. Danzebrink, this atomic force microscope image shows the dislocations in a photonic crystal arrangement of polystyrene nanospheres.