5th Place
Dr. Igor Siwanowicz
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Janelia Research Campus
Ashburn, Virginia, USA
Subject Matter:
Front foot (tarsus) of a male diving beetle (100x)
Technique: Confocal

Nikon Small World

July 29, 2017 - October 29, 2017

This traveling exhibition showcases the top 20 award-winning photographs and additional honorable mentions in Nikon’s 2016 Photomicrography Competition.

The images show the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The super close-up photographs are judged by independent experts on the basis of originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact.

The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques.

The Bruce Museum will supplement the show with the display of historical 20th-century microscopes used by former Bruce Museum directors Edward Bigelow and Paul Howes.

Supported by Nikon and The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund.