From the third time that this series of activities was organized, NMNS began collaborating with the Beijing Museum of Natural History. This year, there were a total of 423 eligible entries from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and France. Over a five-month period, preliminary, secondary and final judging was carried out to decide the winners of 3 awards of excellence, 57 honorable mentions and 2 Quanta special youth awards. NMNS has accumulated experience to increase the depth and breadth of this series of activities with the objective of creating a benchmark for social participation and the merging of the sciences and the arts. It is expected that this will become the major science images awards program and exhibition of the Chinese-speaking world.
“Waiting for the Moment > Through a Hidden Lens” is the theme of this year’s exhibition, as many of the award-winning works were captured after long periods of observation, hypothesis, experimentation or operation. Following all types of waiting, photographers captured amazing moments, some as large as the star-filled skies and some as small as spores, pollen and cells. The works cover the fields of astronomy, geology, biology, physics and chemistry, medicine and environment and ecology, with images of arthropods making up the highest proportion. Through the process of research, analysis and conclusion, scientific principles are revealed.
Science images open a door to the world of imagination. The knowledge and principles presented in these images transcend the boundaries of social and regional thought and political ideology, allowing all to enjoy. The museum plays the role of interpreter and is the medium for communication of meaning.We anticipate the continued support and effort of people from all walks of life. Through different perspectives, science puzzles are explored. Through the processes of sharing, exchanges and mutual excitement, we experience the wonders and beauty of the universe and everything within it.
The hidden lens, while waiting for that one instant, is a witness to the existence of science.
There are stories everywhere in nature. These works are not only images of composition, lighting and opportunity, but also clear explanations of science. A single photograph can express a concept or movement. It is a song or a poem that is both beautiful and logical. That is a work of excellence.
Waiting for an opportunity, for an instant, condensing, and gasping! The truth and beauty of natural phenomena bring surprise and leave a lasting impression when transferred from the retina through the nerves to the brain. Science image photographers use their cameras to transform visually stimulating phenomena into eternal moments.
This is the third time that the "Amazing New Visions: Science Images" photography competition has been held. Each time there has been gradual increases in the levels of photography and understanding of science. There are two levels of meaning to this exhibition. First, it provides participants with a platform to exhibit their works to a wide audience. Second, it encourages people to fall in love with science and photography, resulting in the elevation of the level of science literacy.
The intensity of photography is that when you press down on the shutter button it is as if entering the unknown. While observing, it is almost as if you are at the boundary of the known and are witnessing a bit of the unknown. It is the same for both the person taking the photograph and the person observing it.
The punctum of science-based studium is like the aura of artistic creation. In the pureness of the intersection of time, it is necessary to wait for a moment that you cannot predict. Through the lens, the delight of that moment is conveyed and explained.