Proof in images - 2019




This exhibition is a response to the dual challenge of using images rather than words to "speak" about research and engaging in a dialogue with the public. Beyond images' pure beauty, they are also a research and investigation tool which enables scientists to decipher their own results. Photographs taken using all techniques - from cameras to drones and microscopes - offer another vision of research which can be surprising, unexpected, indecipherable and sometimes essential.

Titles, legends and technical descriptions complete this approach which takes us deep into the fascinating world of scientific research.

Nearly 200 people from laboratories took part in the "La preuve par l'image" (Proof by Images) exhibition for the first French edition of this photo competition.

A jury made up of image and science professionals selected twenty winners from a wide variety of disciplines.

CNRS Institute(s)



Editorial and graphic design and production

Conception graphique : Vincent Guyon
Rédaction textes : Anne-Sophie Boutaud

Description du format physique

21 panels - 80 x 150 cm - hanging with eyelets

Description of digital format

200 MB pdf files of the 21 panels to be downloaded for printing in 60 x 120 cm format from the printer of your choice

Booking information

Le prêt est gratuit pour une présentation gratuite auprès de votre public, après signature d’une convention de prêt.
Les expositions peuvent être complétées par une sélection de films recommandés par notre chargée de médiation scientifique.

Conditions for the loan of panels

Prêt en région parisienne exclusivement : les frais de transport pour les jeux de panneaux sont à la charge de l’emprunteur.

Loan conditions in digital format

Les frais d’impression des versions numériques sont à la charge de l’emprunteur.

CNRS Images,

Our work is guided by the way scientists question the world around them and we translate their research into images to help people to understand the world better and to awaken their curiosity and wonderment.