SNSF Scientific Image Competition exhibition travels to the Zurich Film Festival and Paris


Two exhibitions will present the best pictures of Swiss research, one in Zurich as part of the Zurich Film Festival, the other at the Fondation Suisse in Paris.

The pictures of the SNSF Scientific Image Competition 2017 will be presented in two exhibitions in Paris and Zurich. Both are based on the exhibition created for the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography in May 2017.

In Paris, the Fondation Suisse presents the winning pictures and videos as well as selected works submitted for the competition. Built by famous Swiss architect Le Corbusier in the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, the Fondation Suisse acts as cultural centre as well as a hall of residence for international students. The exhibition "Images de la science" runs from 13 September to 22 October 2017.

In a collaboration with the Zurich Film Festival, the association Eye on Science is hosting an exhibition as part of the official programme of the festival. "Framing Science" presents the winning works as well as large prints of selected submissions. "The close relationship between films and science has inspired many stories and works of art. It makes total sense to present spectacular science pictures taken by Swiss researchers to a wider audience during the Zurich Film Festival," says Andreas Rüppel, director of Eye on Science. The exhibition runs from 30 September to 7 October 2017. The official opening on 30 September features a talk by Massimiano Bucchi, Professor of Sociology of Science and Comunication at the University of Trento (Italy).

The SNSF received 497 images and videos from 239 scientists working in Switzerland for entry in its Scientific Image Competition, which was launched for the first time in November 2016. An international jury convened in Bern in February 2017 to select a prizewinner in each of the competition's four categories. It also awarded eleven distinctions.

The SNSF Scientific Image Competition will run again in 2018. Detailed information regarding participation rules and deadlines will be announced in November 2017.