January 12, 2016
Friday, Jan. 15 is opening night of the 2015 Nikon Small World Exhibition of Award-Winning Photography Through the Microscope. The event will be held at The Wistar Institute at 5:30 p.m and is free to attend with a reservation.
Science meets art in this exhibition, which features the 20 winning images from the annual competition -- all which have been shot through a microscope. Guests will see photos like a honeybee eye covered in dandelion pollen or the nerves and blood vessels in a mouse's ear. Each photograph is rich with color and gives insight into the tiniest detail of living organisms not seen by the naked eye. Without a description, many of the images look like abstract paintings.
During the event, guests will receive a hands-on microscope demonstration and hear a brief talk on the impact of photography through microscopes.
Those who cannot make it to opening night will have a chance to view the photographs before they continue on a 15-city tour. From Tuesday, Jan. 19 until Friday, March 4 the exhibit will be free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No registration required.