Showcasing an extraordinary range of scientific photography that will both inform and inspire, this exhibition explores unimaginable worlds and everyday realities of life in medicine, engineering and other scientific fields.

Produced by The Royal Photographic Society, images were chosen by an expert panel of scientific photographers and scientists. The final selection of images, made by scientists in the process of their research and by scientific photographers to record science, together represent a great many applications of contemporary photographic imaging techniques.

These incredible images range from far-away galaxies to subatomic particles, using specialist techniques such as ultraviolet and infrared, time lapse and high speed, electron microscopy, thermography, macro and photomicrography, phase contrast microscopy and Schlieren photography.

“The exhibition is a stunning, colourful, visual feast. What is particularly exciting is that the images highlight the crucial role that photography continues to play in modern science, illustrating the work of scientists and as an essential research tool. This exhibition is outstanding in the breadth of subjects and the quality of work shown”. Afzal Ansary ASIS FRPS – Exhibition Coordinator.

The exhibition has been re-curated by students from the Broad Vision art/science programme in collaboration with Westminster Photography. From the original 100 images, a smaller number have been selected specially for London Gallery West.

Opening times

9am–5pm daily

Private View

Thursday 22 May, 5–8pm

Associated Events


Thursday 22 - Friday 23 May, 9.00am - 5.30pm

University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Northwick Park, Middlesex HA1 3TP - View map

The exhibition accompanies Transactions, an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new directions in contemporary imaging from the perspectives of art, science and technology. Bringing together academics, artists, scientists and professionals, the symposium will explore the status of imaging technologies and applications, practices and theories through an eclectic programme of talks, demonstrations and discussions.

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