The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council has put out a call for the world’s best scientific images. 

Scientists creating images to support their research and photographers making images to record science in all its aspects showing applications of diverse photographic techniques are encouraged to submit images. 100 of the best – selected by scientists, photographers, and those working in the field – will be included in an exhibition that will open in Newcastle in September 2013 as part of the British Science Festival and will then tour the UK and abroad.

The Royal Photographic Society has exhibited scientific photography since 1854 and the first International Images of Science Exhibition was held in 2011, coordinated by Dr Afzal Ansary.

Exhibition coordinator, Dr Afzal Ansary, commented: “The 2011 exhibition was an overwhelming success reflecting the quality of the images selected. It was seen at the Edinburgh Science Festival, the Palace of Westminster, Royal Albert Hall and at educational establishments in the UK and Europe.

The exhibition was a great showcase for the work that scientists do and how they use photography to support research and development. In addition the images are frequently beautiful and fascinating works of art at the same time”.

Entries can be submitted until 28 February 2013. More information can be found at: which includes a link to upload submissions.

For information about The Society contact: Dr Michael Pritchard, Director-General, on +44 (0)12225 325730 or e:

For more information about the exhibition please contact exhibition coordinator Dr Afzal Ansary by email at:

Image credit: Paul Andrews, University of Dundee, Scotland, Two in Telophase.