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.
Editorial and graphic design and production
Text writing: Anne-Sophie Boutaud
Description of digital format
The exhibitions can be complemented by a selection of films recommended by our scientific mediation officer.