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International Images for Science

Royal Photographic Society exhibition to visit The Point in 2018

Image: Teresa Zgoda – Tapeworm

Photography and science are intimately linked. Photography would be impossible without science – chemistry, optics and electronics have all played their part in helping us gather images. Yet photography is often invaluable in science, either in recording science or in communicating it to others.

The Royal Photographic Society International Images for Science exhibition showcases fascinating images which illustrate how photography is used in science and the role it plays in our everyday lives. Since its foundation in 1853, the Royal Photographic Society has been dedicated to supporting and promoting both the art and the science of photography and the 2017 exhibition features 100 images selected by an expert judging panel.

The exhibition will be on display at The Point from 23 April – 31 May. School visits are welcomed and free teacher resources are available. To book a school visit please email

Families – get hands on in fantastic workshops inspired by the exhibition. On 31 May join photographer Les Monaghan and experiment with elements of light and time to create your own family portrait. Find out more and how to book here.

Additional information on opening hours

Our usual opening hours can be found here. Please note that the gallery will be closed for school visits at the following times:

  • 10am-2pm on Monday 21st May
  • 10am-12 noon on Tuesday 22nd May
  • 10am-2pm on Thursday 24th May
  • 10am-12 noon on Friday 25th May

The Point will be closed all day on Monday 28 May 2018.

From Tuesday 29 May – Friday 1 June, The Point will be open to the public from 10am – 4pm each day.

Image credits
Dave Watson ARPS, Horsehead and Flame Nebulae in Orion
Anne Parker, Metamorphosis
Steve Gschmeissner, Mosquito Foot
Alessandra Menegon, Red Blood Cell

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